Big Ditch Market was started in the summer of 2021, when a few Village business owners were trying to think of ideas to get people to the Village of Arroyo Grande. After going back and forth of what & where, it was finally decided...the First Friday of every month from July-November, and a Holiday Market in December.
The history is more in the name than the actual market, since we've only been around for a year. Locals know, Arroyo Grande means "big ditch", so it was a pretty fitting name for the market. It is held in the Car Corral, which again, only locals that have been here awhile, actually know where that is. For those that are new here, we say the parking lot between Old Village Grill & Sports DugOut.
Big Ditch is always looking for talented handmade artists, makers, or vintage resellers, as well as food trucks! We normally have 30-35 vendor booths, and 2-3 food booths.
If you are interested in applying for Big Ditch Market, please fill out the form here and we will get back to you only if we approve you for a market.
We started this market, not only to benefit the talented makers, and give the community something to look forward to every first Friday in the summer, but to also bring business to the Village. If it wasn't for the support we've received from these businesses, we wouldn't be able to do this. Please stop in and say hi to them, whether it be during the market, or another day you find yourself in the Village.