Gothic - Occult - Subversive - Surreal - Odd

Market for

the Strange

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

A community market for the strange side of Oregon

Upcoming Events


March 30th in Albany

Market for the Strange has always been a gathering place for the weirder side of Oregon, and our freak flags are flying high as we head to Albany for our largest event yet! This carnival themed market will feature unusual performers, a family friendly drag show, food carts, and over 80 vendors each with their own freaky ways of making you smile.

This is an all ages event, but ID will be required to enter the 18+ area with vendors that might be too strange for younger eyes.

When: Sat March 30th

Where: Linn County Expo Center

Hours: 11AM - 6PM

Tickets: $5

Up in Smoke

April 14th in Portland

Market for the Strange is going Up in Smoke. Take a trip with us to the beating heart of Oregon's strange side as we bring our market to Portland for the first time. Roll up to The Leftbank Annex and follow your nose to find our trippy art market celebrating the the surreal, the far out, and the psychedelic. Find what you love or love what you find among our 50+ local vendors, artists, and creators. Grab a bite to eat and pick up the perfect addition for your smoke-filled room, just in time for the hazy holiday.

When: Sun April 14th

Where: The Leftbank Annex, Portland

Hours: Noon - 6PM

Tickets: $5

Children under 12 get in free and must be accompanied at all times. ID is required to enter the 18+ vendor area. This is a public art market, drug sales and consumption prohibited.

Punk's Not Dead

May 11th at the

Salem Fairgrounds

Market for the Strange was started for artists who didn't fit in. We're a community of DIY makers, indie creators and performers with something to prove. We're taking over Columbia Hall at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center for a day of art, music, food, costumes, dancing and more! Come out to catch a live show, browse a market featuring nearly 100 unusual vendors, get some food from a few local food trucks and enjoy the welcoming community of Oregon's misfits.

When: Saturday May 11th

Where: Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center

Hours: 11AM - 6PM

Tickets: $5

Children under 12 get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is all all ages event. ID will be required to enter the 18+ vendor area. All performances are included in the ticket price.

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 at the linked page above (on or at the door. 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.

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!


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