GypsyMoon Marketplace is a barn market that takes place in April and November featuring a variety of vendors from around the country. This year, the spring market is April 26-27, and the Christmas market is Nov. 7-9. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
“GypsyMoon Marketplace is a wonderful shopping experience that attracts shoppers from around the region,” said Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Highland Stables provides a unique shopping experience, and Angie Mosely and Whitnee Mosely, who co-created GypsyMoon Marketplace, are wonderful ambassadors for Bowling Green.”
Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.
“We are so incredibly excited and honored to be able to be chosen as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for April,” said Angie Mosley and Whitnee Mosley. “Our hope with GypsyMoon Marketplace is to bring a new and unique shopping experience to our area in order to truly celebrate the makers, curators, and small businesses. Our hope with GypsyMoon Marketplace is to continue to encourage and uplift those in the creative fields, and by being chosen we feel completely humbled.”
“The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast. Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”
Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.
STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.