North Market Apron Gala

Enjoy an evening filled with delightful and delectable appetizers, main dish “tastes” and desserts all artfully prepared by the best-in-class merchants of North Market at the 19th Annual Apron Gala presented by Huntington on Saturday, May 16 from 7pm−11pm. The gala is the market’s largest fundraiser of the year that benefits the North Market Development Authority, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that operates and manages the daily opera-tions of the historic North Market.

Last year the event raised over 95K for the Columbus landmark with proceeds benefitting everything from daily market operations to programming to free community events and festivals. According to North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe, “The gala is a true celebration of the diversity of the market. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample from the vast array of our local best-in-class merchants including newcomers Destination Donuts and Hot Chicken Takeover, all while taking in the eclectic atmosphere filled with entertainment, a live auction, local celebrity appearances and more.”

The evening will be full of excitement from dancing to the music of local reggae favorite, The Ark Band to a nightcap set with DJ Patrick. The emcees for the evening are Kristyn Hartman from 10TV and local personality Johnny DiLoretto.

Guests are encouraged to wear a creative apron and take part in the ever popular Aprons on Parade contest where contestants vie for the coveted best Apron award!

A live auction with professional services donated by Brennan Wallace of Wallace Auctions will round out the event with items ranging from weekend getaways to private dinners from some of your favorite North Market merchants. Tickets start at $75 for young professionals (21-35 years of age) and $100 for individuals. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125.

Tickets are available at or through the ticketing website Eventbrite. The Apron Gala is made possible through the generosity of many, including presenting and supporting sponsors of the event, Huntington, LBrands Foundation, Capital Style Magazine, Crave, The Hess Collection, Masterclean and Pepsi.

About North Market: In operation since 1876, North Market is Columbus’ only true public market. More than 30 merchants offer a wide variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and other specialty food items. The Market also provides an international selection of freshly prepared foods, distinctive gifts and personable service from owner/operators and is home to the oldest Farmers’ Market in Central Ohio. North Market is open daily and located steps away from the Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. For more information, please contact North Market at 614-463-9664 or visit

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