East End Vend is a small and festive outdoor market in Portland for members of the Maine Crafts Association and nonmembers to participate as vendors alongside farmers and foodies. East End Vend markets are typically four hours long, held on multiple dates, and offer a wide variety of art, crafts and other Maine products in a laid-back and community neighborhood setting.
East End Vend was developed in the summer of 2020 in response to the pandemic. MCA’s craft shows, as well as most others, were canceled, yet, as folks began to adapt to social distancing, it became possible to offer these smaller, less formal, outdoor markets.
East End Vend runs June through September on the first and third weekends of each month at two locations in Portland: East End Vend Lot at 221 Congress St. and Congress Square Park, at the corner of High and Congress streets.
Masks are required. Vendors will be spaced so as to provide ample room between one another and for visitors to shop and stay socially distanced.