For us at the Pittsburgh Pie Guy, the PDP Night Markets are our beginning as a business. It was at the second-ever Night Market that we got our start—our first chance to sell our pies to the public to see what they thought. It was a test run, so to speak, to see whether we had a viable product that people would be interested in buying. And boy, were they! The Night Market proved to be the best possible environment for first day, as it drew many hungry and curious passersby our way. That night was a huge success for us. Not only did we sell all of the pies we brought, but we had a constant queue going of eager customers who wanted to know why and how a new pie-baking business hit the scene in Pittsburgh. And all of that happened in an exciting atmosphere, with live music and energetic people wanting to do something more for their community.
That was all possible thanks to the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, who gladly accepted us regardless of our lack of previous market experience. Now that we have participated in another Night Market since our first experience, we are more than ever looking forward to the next one in April! For us, these markets are a source of guaranteed customers, since they draw loads of people curious to see what all the hubbub is about, eager to see what’s for sale from the variety of vendors.
The Night Markets are the perfect place not only for people like us, new businesses, but also small, local artisans and craftsman looking for an outlet for their wares and art. People looking to become vendors who may not have the opportunity in bigger markets where there are long waiting lists should apply to become a vendor at the Night Market.
And for those looking for a place where they can support local businesses and artists, look no further than the Night Markets! All of the vendors are from Pittsburgh and are actively working towards making their community a better, more vibrant place, and need the support of customers to help them towards this goal! This makes the Night Markets an exciting, diverse place with many different things for sale, all made here in the ‘Burgh.
To say the least, we at Pittsburgh Pie Guy are looking forward to yet another chance for us to participate, to bake a bunch of delicious pies and offer them to people looking for a taste of something different in Pittsburgh.
Night Market IV is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013. If you would like to be a vendor, please visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's website for the application and complete details.