Fruitcake Holiday Market organizers plan two new spring events in Fayetteville

The folks behind the popular Fruitcake Holiday Market for grown ups have a couple new events in the works this spring.

Locals Evan McDonald and Emily Walker who organized the ‘adults-only’ Fruitcake maker market that debuted last year are planning to host a Star Wars-themed event called Reyetteville on Saturday, May 4, followed by a “bright, campy market to kick off summer” called Fruit Salad on Saturday, May 18.

Reyetteville will take place from noon until 6 p.m. at Fayetteville Town Center. The event will include “fandom-based” local vendors, costume contests, interactive events, and more.

Fruit Salad will kick off with a vendor market from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The daytime event will also include a small business market, free bingo, food, cocktails and other festivities. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best vintage outfit and “walk the fake crass carpet” at the event as well. An after party is also in the works from 8 p.m. until midnight including a drag show and dance party, and will be available for folks 21 and older.

Despite the adults-only billing for the Fruitcake market last year, the daytime portion of these new events are open to all-ages, organizers said.

Both events are seeking vendors.

Tickets to Reyetteville are $12 at the door or $8 in advance for adults, and free for kids 15 and under.

Admission to Fruit Salad is free for the market-portion of the event, and there’s a $20 cover at the door for the late-night event. Advance tickets to the after party are $15.

For more info, visit the Fruitcake Holiday Market Facebook page.