BY KENDYL HOLLINGSWORTH
The Hey Day Market, a multi-concept food hall and gathering space on South College Street, recently announced hour changes, as well as several upcoming programs and events, as it prepares to spring into summer.
As of Monday, May 8, the market’s hours have been adjusted to 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. This schedule will last until Monday, July 31, after which the market will return to its normal hours of 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There will also be several weekly specials at Hey Day Market. Every Wednesday, patrons can experience Wine Wednesday at The Bar, which features canned wine for $8 and bottles of wine for $19 from 4 to 8 p.m. On Thursdays, The Bar will host We Cheer for Beer, and guests can enjoy $3 beers — also from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays will see a rotating lineup of local vendors offering a variety of handmade goods on the market lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the weekly Farm Stand, weather permitting. The first Farm Stand, held May 13, featured vendors such as Hornsby Farm, Searose Flowers and Sadie Banks Jewelry. Upcoming vendors include Stinson Breads, Scarlet & Gold, Nature’s Love, Kudzu Hill, AU Horticulture and more.
Music and brunch lovers can also enjoy a weekly Sunday Soul Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local artists playing “the soulful sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s” as guests gather for brunch and cocktails.
Hey Day Market will also host several special events throughout the summer, including an Extreme Bike Benefit Night on Thursday, July 20. The market will team up with Extreme Power Sports to welcome a collection of motorbikes lined up onsite in support of the fundraiser. Guests are encouraged to come and check out the space.
The Hey Day Market calendar, which can be accessed at heydaymarketauburn.com/events/, will be updated regularly with new events throughout the month, according to Camille Shepherd, public relations account coordinator. Keep up with the market and its events on Facebook and Instagram as well.
The Hey Day Market opened in 2022 at 211 S. College St. in Auburn, adjacent to Auburn University’s Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center. It features 10,000 square feet of nine dining options, a full-service bar, a lawn space for events, as well as a planned brewery and coffee roastery, according to its website. It is open to the public. For more information, visit heydaymarketauburn.com/.