Although Zionsville isn’t all that far away from Fishers, it’s one of those areas I rarely make it to, even though there are half a dozen restaurants in the area that have been on my list to try. This year’s Brick Street Market was my chance to finally check out a little of Zionsville’s downtown area.
To start off the experience, there was a shuttle available to take from Zionsville High School which dropped riders off at the corner of 1st & Oak, just a street over from the middle of the Market. The shuttle driver had bottled water and packaged cookies for riders, which for a free shuttle with optional tips, was a nice, unexpected little treat.
Starting out heading north on Main Street, there weren’t quite as many vendors when heading north as there was heading south, so it made for less time heading out that way and having to double back to head south later. I hadn’t had my usual cup of coffee that morning, so I was more than happy to see JavAroma serving up some coffee on the north side of the market! I ended up going with an Iced Cinnamon Roll coffee, and it was the perfect way to start out the morning for only $3!
As you would expect, there were a lot of vendors lined up along the sides of the street selling their wares. There were a few cute clothing boutiques, some vendors selling chocolate and other snacks. And lots of vendors selling homemade items and crafts.
I was excited and surprised to see a vinegar & oil shop! After an eye-opening experience with surprisingly delicious flavor-infused oils and vinegar at EVOO in Denver recently, I had been on the lookout for a similar place in the Indy area, and never thought I’d actually find one, Zionsville Olive Tap.
Zionsville Olive Tap has a storefront coming soon, and I’m excited to try some more of their offerings once their open!
Another notable vendor at Brick Street Market was Tucker’s BeeSavvy. They had a beehive at the front of their booth and were very knowledgeable about the components and effects of their products. I ended up buying a small container of Tucker’s BeeSavvy Beeleviate, mainly to try to help my chronically chapped lips.
There was a centrally located area just dedicated to food trucks and a play space for kids. There was an entertaining animal petting area and several artists painting or drawing.
Some of the other places I enjoyed here weren’t actually part of the market but were cute little shops on and around Main Street. My favorite shop was Fivethirty Home, which I’ll go into detail about in a separate blog post. If you’re into modern farmhouse decor, you absolutely must check out this shop!
I was also able to pop into The Lemon Bar to check out the baked goodies, Auberge for lunch, and Bloom & Linen boutique, where I was tempted to buy some perfume and an adorable maxi dress, and still may go back to get them!
Brick Street Market was a great way for someone outside of the area to check out some of the local businesses and goods, and by the number of locals I saw greeting each other on the street, also a great way for people who live in the area to do the same. I loved this market and can’t wait for this event again next year!