What is Shop Small Steamtown?

Our mission: To foster an environment where creativity and community THRIVE. How are we accomplishing this? Through public events, a spotlight on the arts, and opportunities for small businesses to take root in downtown Scranton once again. The Marketplace at Steamtown and the Scranton Public Market are proud to be a vehicle for innovation. Let's think outside the box and see what happens.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Not-SO-Spooky Halloween Fun at the Marketplace!

The Dutch Hollow Neighborhood Association, Library Express, and The Marketplace at Steamtown have teamed up to bring you some FREE Halloween fun!
A Not-SO-Scary walk-through attraction on Saturday Oct. 19th and 26th from 1- 4 pm on the second floor across from Library Express Bookstore. Plus, "Spooky Story-time" 1 - 4 pm on the 29th. Appropriate for children ages 4 thru 12. Admission is free but donation for Library Express (a branch of the Lackawanna County Library System) are greatly appreciated!

Dutch Hollow Neighborhood Association 22nd annual Costume Party & Parade will be held on Oct. 26th.

Parade begins at 2pm in center court. Giveaways, games systems, bicycles, gift certificates, and FREE PIZZA! Plus candy, balloons, and an award for BEST COSTUME! 

MORE October Events at Library Express:

October 5- Care of Magical Creatures. Make Pygmy Puffs, houses for the Pygmy Puffs, and learn about how to care for a variety of creatures!

October 12- Potions. Make Potter Slime, watch science experiments and make a take-home Potion!

October 19- Divination. Explore tarot cards and read tea leafs! Take home a cup and a book on divination.

October 26- Witches History in PA. A look at the history of witches in Pa! Make a wand and take home a History of Magic Book.

AND... don't miss these SPOOKY STOPS all around the Marketplace both weekends.

Sugarloaf Herb Farm (SPM)
Sing a song or tell a joke for a chance to win a bucket of Monster Bombs! (bath bombs with toy inside)
Corvid (SPM) 19th only
Stickers to everyone in costume!
Household 6 Creations, LLC (SPM)
Sweets & treats! ... or was it tricks?!?
ríjuice (SPM)
Try some spooky juice “Pumpkin guts,” or “Frankenstein blood”. Plus stickers & prizes!
The Soup Chic - Scranton (SPM) 19th only
Stickers, stampers, and temporary tattoos!
Nick D's Video Game Vault (2nd FLOOR)
Harry Potter themed stop with pencil wands!
Steamtown Sweets (1st FLOOR)
Mystery Grab! Is it a trick or a treat? There's some scary stuff in there but you’ll be able to grab some candy if you dare.
Make A Buddy (1st FLOOR)
Color a buddy in costume! Coupon provided.
The Place (2nd FLOOR) post-parade 26th only
”Monster Mash” Dance party & youth costume contest. Games. prizes, & raffles.
Electric City Art Studio (SPM) Oct 26th 12-3pm
Design your own treat bags to match your
costume, supplies included!

RSVP on Facebook here!


How do I join #SHOPSMALLSTEAMTOWN as a vendor/musician/artist/organization?

We want you to join our shop small community! We have the following opportunties available:

  • Shop Small Steamtown Events: Our Shop Small Steamtown seasonal events bring in visiting vendors, local artists, live music, and unique interactive experiences. This is not your average craft show! We work hard to think outside of the with a focus on community and a little something for everyone to enjoy! 
  • First Friday Scranton: You've heard of First Friday Scranton, right? Well, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW ... the Scranton Public Market is a stop on Scranton's First Friday art walk every month. We host a variety of visiting creatives in the SPM amongst our in-house food and artisan vendors, as well as artists exhibits, performances, and unique attractions all throughout the Marketplace at Steamtown. All FREE to you and the public! *Selling vendors will need to obtain Scranto Peddlers License. 
  • Scranton Public Market: In the heart of our second floor sits the newly renovated Scranton Public Market. This community of small, unique, and locally owned businesses is a great place to grab lunch during the week or enjoy live music and a drink on the weekends. Boasting an array of artisan goods and serving as a weekend hub of activity and special events, there's always something to see! It runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM, but vendors are free to open additional hours and many do! It's a great place for a startup to take root or a growing buisness to expand into an easy second loaction.

Have we convinced you? We'd love for you to join us as an artist, musician, organization or vendor at any or all of these incredible events! Whadayah say? 

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