The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce has worked with local officials to ensure best safety practices at the Aug. 29 Brick Street Market 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Right now, we are doing our best to make sure it is an incredibly safe yet important event for our permanent retail and restaurants as well as our home-based members who are coming in the form of venders,” ZCC Executive Director Allyson Gutwein said.
Vendors of handmade goods will line Main Street in Zionsville during the event. Food vendors will set up in the town parking lot at Pine Street and Main Street. They will be arranged in an alternating pattern – one facing east, the next facing west – to create space.
Chamber officials stated the event will follow state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Chamber officials calculated the square footage of our event space to provide each attendee with the opportunity to have a 6-foot bubble so that the event could be socially distanced.
Entrances to the event will be staggered to allow for social distancing, and the free tickets will specify the time of entry. To maintain an appropriate count, attendees of all ages will require a ticket, which will be available online only to allow for a low contact-ticketing process. Tickets are still available, but the event will be capped at approximately 1,700 attendees, Gutwein said.
Masks will be required during Brick Street Market for all attendees, with the exception of children under the age of 2. The chamber will provide masks if needed before entry.
There also will be a one-way path through the event area. There will be one event entry gate on the south side of Main Street near the Friendly Tavern.
Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the event space and at the entry gate.
The traditional children’s area and musical entertainment have been canceled because of safety concerns. The chamber officials said they want to be able to safely bring back the attractions in 2021.
“This year has been so incredibly tough for retail and restaurants,” Gutwein said. “Our intent is to bring well-needed traffic into Zionsville in order to bring revenue through our retailers and restaurants, whether that be a vendor or a permanent Main Street mainstay. All of that is important this year. We understand we are going to try to bring revenue to them right now because we don’t know what the future holds.”
Reserve tickets at zionsvillechamber.org.