Trick or Treat at Garner Night Market

Trick or Treat at Garner Night Market

Garner Night Market

Friday, October 22 – 5:00 to 9:00 pm

On Main Street from Montague St. to Griffin St.

Showcasing Garner’s creativity outside in Downtown Garner. Bring the pups and the kiddos for this family-friendly event. Sip on wine or local beer while you shop over 50 vendors and grab a bite to eat from our monthly rotation of food trucks.


October Vendors:

She Shed Stained Glass
Ian Griffin Art (Ian’s Record Clocks)
Peggy Roses Jellies, LLC
Pet Wants East Raleigh
Zulia Bakery
Impulsive Creativity
Bold Standard
Milestone Bag Co.
Jule Cooke Creations
Black Dog Crafts
Christina Britt Studio
dMarie Designs
ParMar Media
Oxford Green Candle Co.
Copperline Plant Co., LLC
OMG Lemonade

American Gutter Protection
Oberweis Dairy
Just For Hue LLC
Wax On!
Port and Starbird Creations
Paige Patisserie
Valerosa Boutique
Moonlytes Vintage Gifts
Fragments and Fig
The Cosmo Gypsy
My Little Humans Boutique
Copper’s sound
Perfectly Imperfect Pups
Doodles and Clyde
Crowd Cow

Perfectly Imperfect Pups
Style House
Solid Roots
Mae and Rae Boutique
Levy’s Jerk Stand
Surly Squirrel
Walking Crab
Wild Earth
Designs by Debbie, LLC
Olive & Oak Essentials
Garner Grows Urban Community Garden
Feel The Essence LLC
Lauren Likes Art
Ms.Mastic’s Crystals and More

Live Music:

5-7pm Angela Parchetta
7-9pm Honey Bee Kind
7:30-8:30pm Imagine Circus

Food Trucks:
Levy’s Jerk Stand
Walking Crab
Jam Ice
Chillz Intergalactic Donuts
Paper & Stars Children’s Market
Mystic Hollow Emporium – KIds’ Workshops & Activities- Gemstone Dig, Fairy Terrarium Building, Potion Mixing, Live Painting With Storytime ($10 – $30)
Rachel Tourdot, Author
Triangle Game Night Yard Games
Sword Circle Demos
Chillz Intergalactic Donuts
Arts Together Fall Ornament Make & Take
Free Spirited Artistry – free face painting
Covid Precautions:

This event is all outdoors and masks are suggested for anyone who is not vaccinated.

Trick or Treat the Track

215 W. Main St. – Parking Available on Site

The Town of Garner’s popular Trick or Treat event is joining the Garner Night Market this year! Businesses, civic groups and other community organizations will be set up along Garner Recreation Center’s indoor track passing out treats. There will be Halloween-themed activities set up on Main Street, in addition to the regular Night Market festivities.

An adult must accompany children at all times. Face coverings are required inside the Recreation Center. (Disposable masks will be available.)

Event Parking

Parking for the Garner Night Market and the Garner Rec Center Kick Off Celebration is available around Downtown Garner.  Use the map to find available parking at the Rec Center, along Main Street, at the Garner Lions Club, and in other overflow parking lots.

Stay Updated

Follow the Garner Night Market and the Trick or Treat the Track on Facebook for updated details about each event.

Learn about Garner’s 2021 Bond Referendum

Learn about Garner’s 2021 Bond Referendum

At the Upcoming

Downtown & North Garner Community Update

Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm


Garner Performing Arts Center
742 W. Garner Rd.

The Downtown Garner Association will host Town of Garner staff for one of the upcoming presentations and Q&As on the four bond questions that will be on the Nov. 2, 2021, ballot: Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds, Parks and Recreational Bonds, Public Safety and Services Facilities Bonds and Stormwater Bonds. After staff’s brief presentation (about 20 minutes), they’ll take your questions. You can learn more about the bond questions at

DGA board members will also share more about upcoming downtown events and public art projects happening on Main Street!

This meeting will be held in person and masks are required for everyone at the Garner Performing Arts Center, per Town of Garner’s mask policy. We look forward to seeing you!

Join us April 1 for a Downtown & North Garner Community Update

Join us April 1 for a Downtown & North Garner Community Update

Wondering what’s been happening behind the scenes here in Downtown Garner? Join us on April 1st at 5pm to learn more about everything that’s been brewing during the last year and find out what’s coming soon to Downtown and North Garner!  The Downtown Garner Association will host a virtual Q&A session, following a brief presentation on upcoming projects and exciting new additions to our historic Main Street. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about DGA’s role in downtown revitalization – especially if you’re interested in getting involved! The DGA Board of Directors is looking for volunteers who want to help with public art, downtown events, marketing, and fundraising.  If that’s you, we encourage you to attend and bring your questions about how you can get involved.  

Downtown Garner Virtual Q&A

Thursday, April 1 – 5pm to 6pm
2020 Christmas on Main Holiday Events

2020 Christmas on Main Holiday Events

Visit Downtown Garner now through the end of 2020 for a dose of holiday cheer!  While the holidays look a bit different this year, the Downtown Garner Association invites you to enjoy a safe, socially-distanced walk down Main Street.  This go-at-your-own-pace event is open 24/7 – we urge visitors to take necessary safety precautions and avoid crowds due to COVID.

The windows of Garner’s historic business district have been transformed into a winter wonderland with festive holiday artwork.   Visit the North Pole, say hi to Santa, carol along to the 12 Days of Christmas, and stop off for a cup of cheer!

While you enjoy the bright Christmas lights, cheery artwork, and jolly green wreaths, take pictures – it’s perfect for family holiday photos and Instagram backdrops!  Be sure to tag @DowntownGarner on Facebook and Instagram and use #GarnerChristmasOnMain in your photos – we’ll feature our favorites weekly!

Special thanks to Steve and Stacy Kolcaz from Grafix House for their time and effort in making Main Street shine with holiday decorations.

Holiday window art in Downtown Garner is brought to you by our generous 2020 sponsors:

Meg Hunter

Mary Elizabeth Twiddy

Garner Area Historical Society

Town of Garner Holiday Events

Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 4th – 6pm
Join the Town of Garner for our Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting! Mayor Ken Marshburn and Santa come together to light the tree and and bring Christmas cheer!


Family Candy Cane Hunt

Saturday, December 5th – 12-4pm
In this photo scavenger hunt, families will each be given a poster size candy cane to decorate, along with clues on locations to take it around Town. Groups will return to Avery Street with photo evidence and receive a Holiday Family Craft Kit. Prizes will be given to the most festively dressed team and best decorated candy cane.

Christmas on Main Street

Saturday, December 5th – 1pm
Drive by the Garner Recreation Center on December 5 from 1-3pm to wave and wish at Santa!
Bring your holiday spirit and keep everyone safe by following these rules:
1. Traffic will only enter Main Street from New Rand Road.
2. Please remain in your vehicle.
3. Please do not stop.

The Hall Sisters Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 17th – 7pm
While you can’t come to the GPAC, the GPAC is coming to you! We are pleased to continue our GPAC from Home series where we offer a FREE livestream performance featuring some of the best in local and regional talent. Join us on Thursday, December 17th for a holiday performance by The Hall Sisters! 

Garner Historical Society Christmas Ornaments

Members of the Historical Society will be at the building beside the Historic Depot on Sunday, December 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 with Christmas ornaments and a few other items for sale. These ornaments were hand made by an artist in Sanford and there are a limited number – don’t miss out!  Only cash and check payments will be accepted at this time. For more information, follow the Historical Society on Facebook.

North Carolina Main Street Champions Honored

North Carolina Main Street Champions Honored

New Bern, N.C. – The 2019 North Carolina Main Street Champions, individuals that work and advocate for revitalized downtowns, were recognized for their commitment at a recognition ceremony in New Bern last month.

“Despite the short-term uncertainty in the global economy right now, vibrant downtowns will remain catalysts for North Carolina’s economic prosperity in the years ahead,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “These honorees have shown considerable creativity and dedication in improving their communities. We’re proud to honor their vision and hard work as Main Street Champions.”

N.C. Commerce and the N.C. Main Street program began recognizing Main Street Champions in 2000. “It’s long been well-known that successful downtown economic development doesn’t happen by luck,” said Liz Parham, director of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center. “There are always hardworking people behind these efforts, and we wanted to take time each year to put the focus on leaders who are making a real difference in their communities. Main Street Champions serve as a valuable thinktank for future projects and innovation,” Parham said.

Forty-five Champions will receive honors for contributions to their Main Street programs and downtown districts in 2019. With this year’s group, 766 Champions have been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce over the past 20 years

Downtown Garner’s 2019 Main Street Champion is Jason Waters

The Downtown Garner Association is pleased to recognize Jason Waters, a past president, as an outstanding champion of Garner’s Main Street program for the last six years.  Jason was instrumental in sustaining the downtown organization through its first significant staff change.  Although he was new to the Main Street program, he helped provide continuity at a time when many volunteers were cycling off the board.  He offered significant support to the new Main Street director and stepped up to serve as chair of the Garner Revitalization Association when the organization needed leadership. 

Jason was a vocal advocate of efforts to raise downtown’s public profile and helped shepherd the rebranding of the Downtown Garner Association.  Under his leadership, six new citizens joined the board and breathed new life into Garner’s Main Street program.  Jason’s service to Garner’s Main Street program has been invaluable and the Downtown Garner Association is proud to call him our Downtown Garner champion.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Help Downtown Thrive in 2020!

We cordially invite your business to become a 2020 sponsoring partner in Downtown Garner’s revitalization efforts. Financial support from our sponsors helps fund programming and sustains economic revitalization in downtown. In addition, being a downtown sponsor is a great way to promote your business at fun, family-friendly community events while helping draw attention to our downtown revitalization efforts.  Between events, online marketing and print media, over 100,000 people see our sponsors each year.

To sign on as a 2020 Downtown Garner Sponsor:
Contact Mari Howe, Downtown Development Manager, at or 919-773-4402 by March 8, 2020.

2020 Sponsor Benefits include:

For your contribution to our downtown revitalization efforts, your business is entitled the benefits below for your selected contribution level.  Please note: booth space at food truck rodeos may not be converted to a food truck entry for downtown events.

Presenting Sponsor – $2,500
  • Logo & “Presented by” credit on online ads for Downtown Garner events
  • Logo & “Presented by” credit on event rack cards & direct mail inserts
  • Complimentary booth space at 2 Food Truck Rodeos
  • Individual sponsor banner displayed at 2020 Food Truck Rodeos
  • Two Downtown Garner t-shirts
  • Annual listing on Downtown Garner website
Gold Sponsorship – $1,000
  • Logo & “Presented by” credit on Downtown Garner’s 2020 public art projects
  • Logo & “Gold Sponsor” credit on event rack cards & direct mail inserts
  • Complimentary booth space at 2 Food Truck Rodeos
  • Logo on “Beer Garden Sponsored by” banner displayed at 2020 Food Truck Rodeos
  • Two Downtown Garner t-shirts
  • Annual listing on Downtown Garner website
Silver Sponsorship – $500
  • Complimentary booth space at one Food Truck Rodeo of your choice
  • Logo & “Silver Sponsor” credit on event rack cards & direct mail inserts
  • Logo on “Kid Zone Sponsored by” banner displayed at 2020 Food Truck Rodeos
  • One Downtown Garner t-shirt
  • Annual listing on Downtown Garner website
Bronze Sponsorship – $250
  • Complimentary booth space at one Food Truck Rodeo of your choice
  • Name & “Bronze Sponsor” credit on event rack cards & direct mail inserts
  • Logo on “Band Sponsored by” banner displayed at 2020 Food Truck Rodeos
  • Annual listing on Downtown Garner website
Downtown Ambassador Sponsorship – $100
  • Name & “Downtown Ambassador” credit on event rack cards & direct mail inserts
  • Annual listing on Downtown Garner website


Please contact Mari Howe, Downtown Development Manager, at or 919-773-4402 by March 8, 2020.

About the Downtown Garner Association

Formed in 2005, the Downtown Garner Association fosters downtown economic revitalization within a context of historic preservation. Downtown Garner is a North Carolina Main Street community; DGA oversees the Main Street program through a public-private partnership with the Town of Garner. DGA is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible for individuals and businesses. Sponsors will receive a donor acknowledgement letter in thanks for their financial support of DGA’s events and programming in Downtown Garner. Visit for more information.

Our Vision

Historic Downtown Garner connects our small-town roots with our future as a growing crossroads of cultural arts, recreation, and creative entrepreneurship in the community. Through private development, public investment, & historic preservation, we’re expanding our downtown to become the destination for local flavor & flair in Garner.