1850 Vendor Market

Overview of Our Market

Join us for our first ever 1850 Vendor Market at the 2023 Homecoming Celebration! The 1850 Vendor Market will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm on the University Quad. The vendors include many local businesses, small shops, and makers that will be selling various items including handmade pieces, art, food, and more! All ages are welcome, as we will have a Family Fun zone with bounce houses, inflatable slides, and face painting! 

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About the Vendors



A CoZ Boutique

A CoZ Boutique is all about offering affordable & trendy clothing for women that's been hand picked by them for you!

Amy's Artistic Designs

Amy's Artistic Designs sells original handmade jewelry and crafts. Wire wrap, resin, macrame, and other varied techniques are used to make all types of jewelry. This shop's designs take inspiration from nature, steampunk, stories, and semi-precious stones.

ANA Creations

ANA Creations prides themselves on being able to offer something for everyone! They create unique glass cups, coffee mugs, keychains, bracelets, and more. They also do wooden décor which includes decorative signs as well as wooden trees and snowmen for the holidays that are made to order.  Since they create your items in their home, everything they make is handmade with love and our customer in mind!!

Apricot Lane Normal

Apricot Lane Normal is a locally-owned and operated women’s clothing store. They sell high quality and affordable clothing and accessories for women of all ages are offered flattering, timeless, and fun.

aroma Indian Restaurant

Aroma Indian Restaurant is a true authentic Indian restaurant in Bloomington that offers a variety of options.

Boba for Life

Boba for Life is a local shop that sells bubble tea, coffee, smoothie & bakery items with chewy mouth watering tapioca pearls.

BossGirl A-Z Plus Bros LLC

BossGirl A-Z Plus Bros LLC works to inspire/encourage all kids and adults to love the skin they're in by creating their must have naturally made #1 skincare Boss Butter. Along with other amazing skin, lip, hair, male grooming and apparel.  They promote self love and care, positivity and good vibes.

by Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson is a digital illustrator who loves making quirky illustrations and turning them into fun collectibles like tarot cards, stickers, and pins. Some of their favorite themes to explore are animals, 80's/90's nostalgia, mysticism and the other worldly.

Catton's Creamery

Catton’s Creamery is a local, family owned and operated business that is located in Fairbury, IL. They are known for their delicious, homemade ice cream!

Chasity Logan Glassworks

Chasity Logan Glassworks creates both functional glass for your home and art glass objects. All of their glass is handmade and includes both kiln formed glass and blown glass techniques. 

For Phiona

For Phiona makes handmade jewelry to help you shop with a purpose. Every dollar of profit from their shop supports vulnerable children in Uganda. Their Phiona is one of those precious children so when you purchase from For Phiona you are changing lives.


Formula350 has a large selection of magnets, buttons, plush, and collectible toys. They have over 30 years of experience in the world of comic books and toys.

Frogs in the Rain

Frogs in the Rain creates handmade polymer clay jewelry designed by Amelia, age 10 and her mom Jenny.

Fusion Brew

Fusion Brew is a bubble tea and espresso cafe that will be selling a selection of bubble tea and coffee drinks.

Grove Street Bakery

Grove Street Bakery sells your favorite delicious cookies, donuts, and pastries in a variety of flavors!

Healthy in a Hurry

Healthy in a Hurry is a local Food Truck in Bloomington Normal that provides healthy alternatives to fried food.

Honeymoon Chocolates

Created by Haley Loyet '17 & Cam Loyet ‘18, Honeymoon Chocolates makes single origin chocolate sweetened with raw honey. All cocoa used is ethically sourced from origins around the world such as Haiti, Peru, Uganda, and Belize.

Hurdling Through Hard Times

Created by Marissa Hagler '25, Hurdling Through Hard Times is a podcast streaming anywhere (including Spotify and Apple podcast) that supports mental health and provides advice for young adults and teenagers. HTHT sells shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, hats, and more to build a community that advocates for mental health and self care practices including affirmations and starting conversations. 

Infinite by Katie Permanent Jewelry

Infinite by Katie Permanent Jewelry sells custom permanent jewelry. They offer gold-filled & sterling silver in bracelets, anklets, & more!

IWU Peace Garden

The IWU Peace Garden is our campus garden at Illinois Wesleyan University that exists to serve the curricular and culinary needs of IWU students. Run by students, it is intended to be a tool of civic engagement with the surrounding community, the state, the nation, and the globe.

Jackie Gragson, Independent Scentsy Consultant

Jackie Gragson, Independent Scentsy Consultant sells wax, warmers, cleaning products, room sprays, and buddies.


Jacqlour is an online women's clothing boutique that provides merchandise to make all women feel confident and beautiful. They source from the best merchandise vendors in the fashion industry to bring you the most trendy and affordable apparel and accessories, including sunglasses, jewelry and bags.

Jewelry by LoLo

Jewelry by LoLo sells fun, unique, and handmade earrings - something for everyone and every outfit!

JMB Handcrafted Cards

Say goodbye to generic store-bought cards and immerse yourself in a world of artistry and heartfelt sentiments with JMB Handcrafted Cards (made by Jennifer Morgan-Boebel '93)! They have the perfect card for every cherished moment in life with premium craftsmanship at an irresistible price.

KaMa Gnomes

KaMa Gnomes creates unique, handmade Gnomes that bring joy to you and your home. They love to use recycled materials to create!

Kaylea's Krafts

Kaylea's Krafts creates invitations, graduation cards, t-shirt designs, logos, and business cards, all with unique sports graphics and design!

Kristin Amelia Art & Illustrations

Kristin Amelia Art & Illustrations is a Bloomington-based artist with a focus on watercolor paintings and prints depicting local architecture and botanicals.

La Paloma

La Paloma is a local food truck that serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and more!

Labyrinth Made Goods

Labyrinth Made Goods creates opportunities that empower women who have experienced incarceration by providing professional development training, apprenticeships, and permanent employment as part of YWCA Mclean County. Our Candles are far from just candles. Each wick lit stands for the chance to empower our souls.

Lake Michigan Coffee

Created by Johnathan Goble '80, Lake Michigan Coffee provides a custom range of roasted coffee to meet the specific taste of every customer. From the individual sipper to the large retailer, they make sure our coffee is exquisite in its taste and consistency.

Made by the Millers

Made by the Millers offers high quality, handmade products that are suitable for many different occasions! Including, but not limited to pillows, stuffed animals, and more!

May Sweets

May Sweets is a baked goods business specializing in, but not limited to, cookies and cheesecakes. They make everything with love and customer satisfaction is guaranteed!

Midnight Grain

Created by Daniel Doctorian '06, Midnight Grain strives to design and craft beautiful, custom leather accessories and wood furniture made by hand using traditional techniques and quality materials.

Savont's Beauty Essentials

Savont's Beauty Essentials provides natural skin care products, good for the whole family.

Shannon's Five Star

Shannon's Five Star is rich in history, community, food, family and friends – Known for their "made from scratch comfort food”

Simply Etched

Simply Etched, created by IWU student Jenna Li, sells unique laser cut handmade jewelry.

Stay Another Day

Stay Another Day Ltd, is a female led, family operated, small business. Mackenzie Nelson, through her own personal struggles and battles was the inspiration of, and necessity for the Stay Another Brand was born. They sell apparel to help end the stigma around mental health.

The Treasure Gem

The Treasure Gem sells a variety of Paparazzi jewelry including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings!

Umland's Crunchy Cheese

Owned by Troy Umland '83, Umland's Crunchy Cheese sells all natural crunchy cheese. This crunchy cheese is simply cheese without the water. These snacks are low carb, gluten free, keto and diabetic friendly. “If you are looking for a natural snack food, look no further. It's Cheese, that's it.”

Uncle Tony's Food for the Soul, LLC

Uncle Tony's Food for the Soul, LLC is a local, Mobile Food Truck that offers all of your favorite high quality food with reasonable prices. 

Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses

Family owned and run by Anne Niepagen ‘86, Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses strive to care for your plants and gardens in any way that they can. “Our goal at Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center is to provide the highest level of quality plants and garden products, outstanding service by friendly and helpful staff and the expertise of four generations of growers. We strive to educate our customers, young and old, to become successful gardeners for generations to come.”