Night Skye Market coming to Thorsby

Published 3:12 pm Thursday, August 10, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Skye Apothecary in Clanton has grown a lot since opening its doors in June 2021. The business has been proactive about holding events since opening to get as many people in the community to their location as possible. Now, it has outgrown the parking lot and Skye Apothecary is holding its Night Skye Market at Richard Wood Park in Thorsby on Sept. 9.

The apothecary holds events each quarter of the year in the parking lot of their shop, and for the last event during the summer the staff had to limit the number of vendors who could come because the number interested in coming outnumbered the spaces available in the parking lot.

To combat the space problem and to accommodate the growth, Skye Apothecary will use the Thorsby park to welcome over 60 small businesses and handmade vendors that have already signed up from 2-8 p.m.

“I wanted to do a night time event because I enjoy the idea of people being able to shop small businesses at night with really cool lights under the tents,” Rebekah Nevins, owner of Skye Apothecary, said. “I feel like it gives it a cozier vibe, so I thought moving it to a park we could have as many vendors as we want and it works out better that way.”

The event will feature food trucks as well as live music by the band Chasing Payne from Fort Payne. Nevins has sent out a few more vendor requests this week and expects more to sign up before Sept. 9. Vendors are being invited from across central Alabama to attend the market, not just from Chilton County.

“I love supporting small businesses and handmade vendors because I was one, and I am one,” Nevins said. “I did not expect to own a business that is so supported in this community, and has grown to the magnitude of needing to move an event to the park to be able to hold all of the people.”

She said it makes her emotional to think how much the apothecary has expanded and gained notoriety since opening. Nevins added that every week people are coming in to visit the store for the first time. Skye Apothecary is facilitating this growth by adding new inventory to its shelves on a weekly basis to keep things fresh and new for visitors.

The event’s Facebook page has over 700 people who have responded to it and over 650 who are interested in attending.

“I want to encourage the community to come out and support these people, because we have so much talent in all of these handmade and small business vendors,” Nevins said. “Come and check it out, listen to some music, eat some food and just be a part of the community.”

Richard Wood Park and the Night Skye Market will be held at 9017 Franklin Street, Thorsby.