Market Schedule

The Happy Cactus started as a market based business all of our retail sales occurring at artisan and craft fairs in the Greater Boston area and beyond. While markets still lie at the heart of our business, we are thrilled to have a permanent booth for the holiday season at 171 Newbury Street, the home of The Boston Bazaar.
The Boston Bazaar is an incredible collective of 17 artists (and getting bigger!) located in one of the best shopping locations in Boston: Newbury Street. Open through December 31, this unique boutique is a one stop shop for all your holiday gift needs. From one of a kind, handmade jewelry, to children's toys, gourmet chocolate and - of course - succulents and butterfly art, as well as much more, the Bazaar has a captivating selection of handcrafted goods. Stop by to browse some of the highest quality handmade goods in Boston all under one roof!
Information on The Boston Bazaar:
Location: 171 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116 
Hours of Operation: EVERY DAY (through December 31st) 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
For more information click here to visit the official wesbite.

Quick Look at Upcoming Markets:

 Friday, October 13th [FRIDAY THE 13TH!]: Salem Open Market: 11am - 10pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Saturday, October 14th: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Saturday, October 14th: Greenway Open Market: 11am - 5pm @ The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (by the north end, Faneuil Hall, and the aquarium) 

Saturday, October 14th:  Salem Open Market: 11am - 10pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Sunday, October 15th: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Sunday, October 15th: Salem Open Market: 11am - 8pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

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Friday, October 20th: Salem Open Market: 11am - 10pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Saturday, October 21st: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Saturday, October 21st: Greenway Open Market: 11am - 5pm @ The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (by the north end, Faneuil Hall, and the aquarium) 

Sunday, October 22nd: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Sunday, October 22nd:  Greenway Open Market: 11am - 5pm @ The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (by the north end, Faneuil Hall, and the aquarium) 

Sunday, October 22nd: Salem Open Market: 11am - 8pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

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Friday, October 27th: Salem Open Market: 11am - 10pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Saturday, October 28th: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Saturday, October 28th: Greenway Open Market: 11am - 5pm @ The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (by the north end, Faneuil Hall, and the aquarium) 

Saturday, October 28th: Salem Open Market: 11am - 10pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Sunday, October 29th: SoWa Open Market: 10am - 4pm @ 460 Harrison Ave

--> *** SoWa now featuring a DIY Arrangement Tent - make your own arrangements! ***

Sunday, October 29th: Salem Open Market: 11am - 8pm @ Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA along Essex Street 

Sunday, October 29th: Central Flea: 11am - 5pm @ 95 Prospect Street, Cambrige, MA

 

Holiday Markets:

[ ***click the market name to visit its official site for more information*** ]

 Boston Christmas Festival - November 3rd, 4th & 5th

- Location: Seaport World Trade Center: 1 Seaport Ln, Boston, Ma 02210

- Hours of Operation: Friday 12am - 7pm // Saturday 10am - 6pm // Sunday 10am - 5pm

Wellesley Marketplace - November 11th

- Location: The Wellesley High School: 50 Rice Street, Wellesley

- Hours of Operation: 9am - 4pm

Deerfield Holiday Sampler - November 18 & 19

Location: Better Living Center [home of the Big E]: 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am-6pm // Sunday 10am-4pm

South End Holiday Market - November 25th

Location: Benjamin Franklin Institute: 41 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 11am-6pm 

SoWa Winter Festival - December 2nd & 3rd

Location: SoWa Power Station: 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 11am-7pm // Sunday 11am - 5pm

New England Holiday Craft Spectacular - December 2nd & 3rd

Location: Hanover Mall: 1775 Washington St, Hanover, MA 02339

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 10am-5pm // Sunday 10am - 4pm

South Boston Holiday Market - December 9th

Location: The Innovation and Design Building: 21 Dry Dock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 11am - 6pm

Salem Holiday Market - December 16th & 17th

Location: Old Town Hall: 93 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970

- Hours of Operation: Saturday 11am - 6pm // Sunday 11am - 6pm

 

More About the Markets:

The SoWa Open Market, which is held every Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm from April 29 to October 29, and located in the parking lot at 460 Harrison Ave., features an Arts Market (where The Happy Cactus will set up shop), Farmers Market, Food Truck Bazaar, and Beer Garden.

As the SoWa Boston website says: the market is "a collection of the region's best handmade artisan goods, fresh farm products, specialty foods, iconic food trucks, and craft beers. With over 150 vendors, live music, and thousands of visitors from across New England, [its] the largest outdoor market in Boston."

The Greenway Open Market, held Saturday and every 1st and 3rd Sunday from May through October is located along the Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and is another can't miss opportunity to browse from an awesome assortment of handcrafted products and food trucks. Right by the North End and Faneuil hall, the Greenway Open Market is in a perfect location. Come enjoy the beautiful strips of grass and trees, the captivating city scenery and the refreshing Boston Harbor waterfront. 

The market will be open 11am - 5pm May, June, September, and October & 11am - 6pm July and August 

In addition to SoWa and Greenway, below is a list of other markets you can find us at this year. We will be at a variety of holiday markets that serve as the perfect one stop shops for all your gift purchasing needs. If any more market appearances are added to the schedule this page will be updated promptly to ensure you never miss an opportunity to check us out!