Market on Darlington Square to host art contest for kids

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Darlington, SC -The Market on Darlington Square will host a fun day of events on Saturday, September 5.  During the Market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a free kids’ sidewalk chalk art contest. Children can participate as individuals or in groups, and the chalk will be provided. Categories are ages 12 and younger and ages 13-18. The theme for this year’s contest is RACING! Winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m. and will receive a cash prize.

The Market also features vendors selling arts & crafts, produce, plants, and more. Musical acts for September include Jelly-side Up, From the Heart, and Stan and Linda Jacobs.  Vendor spaces are $25 with discounts available for nonprofit organizations. Farmers and children are allowed spaces at no charge.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Square on Main Street in Darlington on the FIRST Saturday of the month, May through October with no event in July due to the holiday. The open-air monthly market is a partnership between Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association, the City of Darlington, and a dedicated group of volunteers that began in 2011.

In October, the Showdown at the Square Chili Cook-Off returns to wrap up the Market season.

The Market on Darlington Square also has a Facebook page that can be found at For information, call 843-398-4000 x 103 or email

-The above information is from a Press Release from the above mentioned establishment. 

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