Just outside of Thorsby a new and refreshing market has been growing by leaps and bounds. Since June 1, 2014 when eight vendors came together to offer patrons everything from fresh flowers to country crafts the White Barn Market has blossomed to as many as 36 vendors scheduled for its last market on September 12.
The barn built in the 1940’s holds a number of unique antiques, many coming from Leduc’s Artisan Market, establishing an atmosphere of stepping back in time to when many of the antiques were common day items. A careful look of the barn’s concrete floor reveals the footprints of a turkey and a barn cat and one has to wonder if they were chasing each other.
The market has grown well beyond the confines of the barn as tents of the various vendors dot the landscape around the white barn. Thorsby’s location has drawn vendors from St. Albert to Wetaskiwin with a wide variety of goods and products. Some of central Alberta’s most unique artisans have been drawn to the White Barn Market to show their work.
The White Barn Market reproduces the atmosphere of what it was like when farmers and craftsmen first came together in the early 1900’s to share and sell their work and produce for the benefit of all.