Gothic - Occult - Subversive - Surreal - Odd

Weird is Welcome

Market for the Strange was created to make space for the growing alternative art scene around Salem, Oregon. A place where the unusual is welcome, where the odd ones fit in, and where visitors can walk away with a little bit of the unexpected.

We host a monthly pop-up art market in western Oregon. We alternate event locations between Salem and surrounding cities.

Our Footprint So Far:

Salem - Eugene - Springfield - Albany - Brownsville - Portland

A community market for the strange side of Oregon

Upcoming Events

Neptune's Bounty

Sunday, August 25th, 11AM - 6PM

Holiday Inn, Salem

Strange things lurk in dark waters, along with the treasures of Neptune. Market for the Strange is returning in August for Neptune's Bounty, our nautical adventure themed art market. Come get your share of the haul from over 50 strange artists and creators.

Vendor applications are closed for this event.

We're taking a break in July

We're not hosting a market in July. But you can find some of our strange vendors at these great local events:

Summer at the 45th

July 13th

10AM - 3PM

2195 Hyacinth St NE, Salem

Bee's Street Market

July 14th

9AM - 4PM

2679 Commercial St. SE, Salem

Moth and Flame: Forged by Fire

July 14th

11AM - 5PM

Reed Opera House, Salem

Rust O Rama

July 20th

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2330 17th Street NE, Salem

The MFTS Calendar

Save the date for our other events later this year!

  • September 14th in Eugene
  • October 13th in Salem
  • November 23rd in Albany
  • December 22nd in Salem

Want to wear something Strange?

We have a brand-new, web-exclusive t-shirt design for our most passionate supporters. Four colors, eight sizes, 100% cotton, and full of our sort of strange!


Photos from our "Freakshow" event in March 2024, by Taylor Photography (@taylorprophoto)

A place to be you

Gothic leathers? Witchy outfits? Characterful costumes? Whatever your vibe is, we're happy to help you celebrate it. Many of our visitors show up to show off their strange fashions, so don't hesitate to pull that special getup out of your closet and show us what you've got!

Scam Prevention Tips

Scams targeting events like ours have been on the rise, with fake profiles pretending to offer event registrations or sell tickets in order to take money from our vendors and customers. Here are some details that will help you avoid scams.

The only place to register to be a vendor at our events is here on Event registration fees are paid through a secure checkout page with our branding, hosted by Stripe. The payment links are only sent from our official email account, after applications are reviewed. There is never a fee to submit an application.

The only placed to buy tickets to our event are here on our website, through TicketsCandy, or at the door. We are no longer using EventsCreate for tickets. Be wary of comments on social media offering secondhand tickets, this is the most common scam we encounter.

The only email address we will use to contact you about the market is marketforthestrange(at) The MftS hosts are Kari (Fairy's Fancy), Ale (Manic Habit), and Yamen (Complicated Reality).

When in doubt, ask us first. We're happy to clarify any confusion via email or on our Discord.


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