New outdoor commercial market housed at the National Historic Site

Columbus, OH, April 16, 2022 – (PR.com) – After hosting several successful holiday shopping bazaars, the Rickenbacker Woods Foundation (RWF) is bringing an outdoor shopping market to Livingston Avenue. Rickenbacker Woods Market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every second Saturday of each month. The rain or shine market started on April 9 and will end on October 8. Commercial events are free and located on the grounds of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker’s childhood home, which is a National Historic Landmark and is in the process of becoming a museum. Shoppers can park in a lot opposite the market on Livingston and Lockbourne, behind the Rickenbacker property or on the street.

“We are thrilled to bring this outdoor shopping experience to Livingston Avenue,” said office manager Shavonn Harris, who is also the events coordinator for The Market in Rickenbacker Woods. “We love supporting makers and small businesses, but we weren’t able to hold our holiday shopping events in 2020 or 2021 due to pandemic-related space constraints. It will be great to be able to connect with people and seeing everyone’s smiling faces.

Each market date will feature over 40 vendors selling a variety of products ranging from baked goods and handmade items to personal care products and home decor. Food trucks will also be on hand for shop-hungry visitors. Each month, the list of suppliers will change. RWF will highlight vendors for upcoming markets via Instagram: @rickenbackerwoods and facebook.com/rwflc.

The Rickenbacker Woods Foundation (RWF) is the caretaker of the childhood home of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I ace of aces, airline industry pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Captain Eddie’s House is a registered National Historic Landmark, one of three in central Ohio. The foundation also honors the work of Columbus-born Granville T. Woods, a world-renowned African-American scientist and inventor of more than 60 patents, including the “electric third rail” that today powers subways and streetcars.


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