About The Local

Our History

Since its establishment in 2017, The Local at Lake Walk has connected artisans, crafters, makers, and small businesses with members of the Bryan/College Station community.

Held in the fall and spring, each season of The Local features over 50 vendors and food trucks from across the Brazos Valley. The main requirement? Vendors must make and produce their own goods. The Local provides an outlet for small business owners to not only sell their products but to highlight their wares and dedication to their craft.

In addition to handmade goods like goat milk soaps and custom woodworking, The Local at Lake Walk also features fresh baked breads, small batch ice creams, street tacos, and even wood-fired pizzas. The Local at Lake Walk offers music, giveaways, and themed activities designed to provide an all-inclusive experience.

From 10 vendors in Summer 2017 to over 50 vendors for our holiday market in December 2019, the growth of The Local has been one of the most inspiring elements since the inception of the event. The Local is organized, operated, and marketed by a small, local events team. We are passionate and dedicated to creating experiences unique for our shoppers while also fostering relationships for our vendors to succeed and see their small businesses grow.

FAQs

When does The Local take place?

The Local is held every spring and fall for 12 weeks in a row. The Fall 2021 season begins on Tuesday, September 21.

Is The Local free to attend? 

Yes, The Local is completely free to attend.

Where is The Local held?

The Local is held outdoors in the turf area adjacent to the Lake Walk Pavilion, and directly across the street from The Stella Hotel. The physical address is 4107 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, Texas 77807.

Are the vendors the same each week?

While some vendors do participate in the entire season, the lineup will vary week to week. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our email newsletter here to see the lineup for the upcoming week.

Are pets allowed at The Local?

Leashed pets are always welcome at Lake Walk! We ask that you help us maintain a clean area by picking up after your pet.

Will The Local be canceled due to rain?

The Local is a ‘Rain or Shine Market’, which means we will be officially open during our regular hours, even in rainy weather conditions. Canceling or delaying a market due to weather conditions is up to the discretion the Lake Walk staff. Learn more about this policy here.

How do I become a vendor?

Visit here to learn more about vendor requirements and fill out an application.