First Fridays

at The Mercantile

First Fridays at The Mercantile

The Mercantile is pleased to host you, your family and your friends at one of Rock Hill’s most popular events. Enjoy our Downtown Rock Hill with fun activities for all. Come shop, eat and drink local with us!

Please see below for our schedule.

First Fridays Rock Hill, SC

Makers Market
Gem Mining at The Mercantile
Foxglove Macrame
Gem Mining at The Mercantile

The Mercantile is proud to host this event in association with the York County Arts Council. Enjoy events happening all over Downtown from Slow Play Brewing to The White Home. 

First Fridays Rock Hill takes place inside & outside shops, restaurants, galleries & venues located in Old Town Rock Hill, with different happenings at each one. Visitors can expect to hear music, see art & shop pop-up markets. Many restaurants will have food and drink specials during First Fridays Rock Hill.


Hey Maker, we’re so glad you’re here! You’ve come to the perfect spot to showcase your skills, creativity & more!

The Mercantile hosts First Friday Night Markets & Makers Markets monthly. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the following application.

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Vendor spots are typically 10×10 spots. Depending on the event & amount of vendors. We also offer 6×6 vendor spots occasionally as well.


Vendor fees vary by spot size as well as the event. Prices range from $25-$100 depending on the size of the event.


Space is limited & varies by event. Due to the high level of applications, a response is not guaranteed. We use our list of applicants as a resource for bigger events & festivals we do, including our Mothers Day Makers Market, Rock Hill Pride and Merc-aissance Festival.

If selected, you will be sent an email with further information & a link to confirm your spot.


If you cannot attend a market you reserved a spot for, refunds are available unless it’s within 24 hours of the event. 

We also offer roll-over dates if available. If you can’t make your date, we can move your reservation to another date available.

Makers Market