After a disappointing cancellation in 2020, the 2021 Spring Bazaar in partnership with Harriet R. Tubman OES, is back with a new location and an extra day of shopping. From May 6-9, more than 70 vendors will set up shop at the Panzer Fitness Center and in a large fest tent on the Panzer Parade Field in front of the garrison headquarters building.
This year’s shopping extravaganza, which will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. is being hosted by Harriet R. Tubman OES and the Stuttgart Family & MWR.
“For those who didn’t get a chance to experience Europe and bring home something special, this is the best opportunity to make up for that,” said Joel Wasko, a marketing specialist with Stuttgart Family & MWR. “In one location, you’ll be able to “travel” to Italy, Belgium, France, Norway, and more by speaking to the vendors and literally getting a taste of what that country has to offer.”
Antiques, home décor, jewelry, artwork, cheese, wine, pottery, and much more will be available throughout Mother’s Day Weekend, making it the perfect place to find that special gift for mom, added Wasko.
The proceeds from previous bazaars have gone toward helping pay childcare bills for lower enlisted families, sending care packages to deployed service members and providing support to high school sports teams and community scouting clubs. Scholarships for community members and donations to local organizations have also been funded by the monies raised during the event.
The hosts’ of this year’s bazaar will take special COVID-19 precautions such as providing hand sanitizing stations, requiring masks to be worn always and regular disinfecting of high-trafficked areas. Additionally, there will be a limited number of shoppers allowed inside the venue at the same time. To guarantee a time of entry, patrons can click here to schedule an appointment to shop. Appointments are not required, but will reduce or eliminate wait times at the door.
And because every day is COVID until it is not: the dates and times of the Spring Bazaar are subject to possible changes or cancellation. For the most up-to-date Spring Bazaar information, check the following sites:
Spring Bazaar on the Stuttgart Family & MWR website
Stuttgart Family & MWR on Facebook