In partnership with the Office of the Mayor and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Fulton Market Expo (FMX) returns to the West Loop this Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. An official kick-off with City of Chicago officials begins at 10:30 AM, followed by special entertainment and a fashion show from Project Runway contestant Rakan Shams Aldeen.

The Fulton Market Expo is our newest market and a pilot program for the effectiveness of the pedestrian-first changes. Its location was chosen for its historical significance: The block was once the headquarters of Chicago’s wholesale meat market, the Fulton Market Wholesale Consortium, and was built for that singular purpose. Its function as the home for the City’s twenty-two butchers and meatpackers defined the Fulton Market brand we know now.

So, in many ways, we’re bringing the Market back to Fulton. This is the market's second year, so we're excited for you to come out and be a part of something new!



THE 2019 FMX MAKERS INCLUDE


Fulton Market Expo

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is proud to announce the Fulton Market Expo (FMX), an annual celebration of local farmers and makers.

Inspired by the recently landmarked Fulton-Randolph Market District, FMX is based at Fulton Market between Peoria and Green Streets. The block, first constructed in 1887 as the historical Fulton Street Wholesale Market, was the headquarters of Chicago's meatpacking consortium — a conglomerate of twenty-two individual companies. Today, the corridor bustles with popular businesses.

The Fulton Market Expo showcases community creators of all kinds through dynamic programming, which is why we kicked the festival off with fashion designer Borris Powell’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The award-winning West Loop resident debuted his new line on April 7 in the Fulton Market District with an inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“One of the most important business changes that have taken place in Chicago for many a day has just occurred in the removal of the wholesales butchers’ market from Jackson street, where it has been located for the past fourteen years, to Fulton street, between Green and Peoria streets.” Chicago Tribune, November 13, 1887

Participate In FMX.

Come one, come all. There are many ways to participate in FMX. From farmers to shoe-makers, we've got it all. Apply to be a vendor using either form below. There is no fee for farmers and a $200 fee for makers.

If you'd like to apply to be a vendor, choose your option below.






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