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Mel Shea has been planning markets in the Headwaters region since 2020. With community as her main focus, she strives to provide a family friendly market experience that also gives back to our local charities in our community. Every market offers something for everyone with free admission. 

Experience Our Community

The Hometown Market is located in the heart of Headwaters, and it is a place where people come together to socialize, shop, eat, and discover all our community has to offer. In its current form, the market is located at various local venues, offering a unique variety of local businesses, live music, kids activities, and entertainment. 

The Hometown Market is an event that prides itself on a free family experience. 

Mel Shea
Founder of The Hometown Market 
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Upcoming Events

Join the fun!

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Heidi's Walk for Hope
In partnership with Family Transition Place
September 24th
10:00am to 2:00pm

Island Lake Conservation


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Lavender Haze 
Lavender Picking Festival
September 9th-10th
10:00am to 5:00pm

Lavender Polo Farm
20132 McCowan Road
East Gwillimbury


October Fest
Fall Festival 

Saturday October 14th
10:00am to 3:00pm

Hockley Valley Farm

307509 Hockley Road
Orangeville, ON


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Wrapped & Ready 

A Christmas Market 

Saturday November 4th

10:00 to 3:00pm

Hockley Valley Farm 

307509 Hockley Road

Orangeville, ON

Christmas Village 

A Christmas Event

Saturday December 16th 

10am to 5pm

Orangeville Fairgrounds

247090 Side Road 5


We were Mentioned!

The Orangeville Citizen
Thursday December 2nd, 2022
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The Orangeville Banner 
Tuesday May 24th, 2022


Amy Barker 

"Mel pours her heart and soul into providing the ultimate market experience. You'll see Mel walking the grounds, intentionally checking in on her vendors and engaging with customers. Her support is unparalleled to any other market in the region. 

When a Market organizer is as involved as she is, it gives you peace of mind knowing that all your needs as a vendor will be met. My experience as a vendor has always been seamless because Mel is always accessible to answer my questions or offer her assistance. 

The Hometown Market has always been more than an opportunity to advertise my business or a place to shop. Mel and the other vendors have become like family to me. I am so grateful to be part of a community of like-minded creatives and business owners. 

Mel's Hometown Markets are nothing short of extraordinary. When you attend one of Mel's Markets I can guarantee you will become enchanted by the diverse selection of vendors, welcoming staff, and the opportunity to purchase one of a kind items."

Samantha Younger

"I can't say enough about the Hometown Market. Not only is there a little bit of something for everyone, the amount of time and care put into each market is notable.


I love the community feel, and the focus thats put on including something for the kids! The vendors are always so happy and engaged (you can tell they work together and support each other), and Mel is so present and involved.


You can tell she wants the experience to be wonderful for everyone. I love supporting local, and these markets give me an opportunity to do so. I love the small town feel. Vendor or shopper, you won't be disappointed!"

Natalie Trotta 

"I just want to thank you for everything you do at your markets. I am truly honoured that I got to be a vendor at your market and I really truly love who you are entirely as a person.


The support you give and great suggestions to grow with a small business is valued and greatly appreciated. I really love the way you run everything and how you really put your attention, time and dedication to the vendors, and for the market to run smoothly, creating the space to feel like home and an opportunity to become like a family.


I thought about this all day today and couldn’t help but share your market with even more vendors I came across today! I will continue to do so as I do more markets ! Thank you for being so amazing"

Rhowena Adolfo Patel

CEO & Founder

Healing Mama™ Co.

We have LOVED working with Mel and her markets. Her system, professionalism, responsiveness and sheer passion for supporting local businesses show through in the flawless execution of her markets. We have been to many markets/shows and Mel's markets stand out as one of our top markets to be a part of.


We love how she connects all the vendors ahead of time, so we have an opportunity to build relationships BEFORE the day of the market, the marketing and promotion she provides are beautiful and so well thought out, and all her guest appearances at each of her shows is such a great idea.


All the kiddies LOVE seeing their fave characters in real life. We love the local partnerships she brings to each market, giving back to her community in such an impactful way. We've had great sales and have built some wonderful relationships and collaborations from her markets.


We HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend signing up to be one of her vendors, in one or all of her markets.  Most of all, the vibe of her markets is unmatched! 

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