***UPDATE: The World Games 2022 Merchant Market is now located in area of picnic tables across from Eugene’s***
The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) is displaying Birmingham’s unity through food and vendor opportunities showcasing local small businesses. Keep reading to meet some of the amazing vendors (including many women and minority-owned businesses) you can shop from NOW at the Merchant Market at The World Games 2022. It’s free to visit and open until July 17.
The Merchant Market
Around 40 local food trucks will sell food at various venues at TWG 2022 and the Merchant Market will feature hundreds of local merchants in The World Games Plaza, located at the new City Walk BHAM outdoor space located under the I-59/20 bridge. These food trucks and merchants will provide thousands of spectators with a taste of Birmingham’s food, small businesses and culture.
The World Games 2022 intentionally included women and minority-owned businesses and prioritized this community through the World of Opportunity (WOO), a program created to connect diverse Birmingham businesses.
- What: The World Games 2022 Merchant Market
- When: July 7-17
- Where: The World Games Plaza
Meet some of the Vendors
1. California Country Organics
A little California, a little Alabama, California Country Organics Body Care brings to life raw, organic and unrefined ingredients with zero chemicals to create magic in a jar! Their product is safe for anyone to use—from infant to elderly.
2. Simply Sonequa Pound Cakes
Simply Sonequa Pound Cake’s specializes in the “Taste of the South” by offering their famous cake jars. Fan favorites are their peach cobbler poundcake and strawberry poundcake.
3. Muay Thai Addict
May Thai Addicts specializes in Muay Thai Shorts, but also offers punching bags, gloves, shin guards and many other products to support gym owners and Muay Thai Addicts around the world.
4. HOAM Candle Company
HOAM Candle Co. is an aroma company that specializes in curating unique and inviting scent experiences by combing luxurious natural waxes with complex international fragrance oil blends.
5. Deep Rootz
Deep Rootz offers luxury products that are safe and free of harsh chemicals. Only the best for your hair care journey!
6. Trvl Love Koffee
Trvl Love Koffee brings the world to your cup. Take a sip of bold Congo beans, inhale the aromatic zest of Ethiopian coffee or relish in the flavorful fragrance of Jamaica’s popular Blue Mountain brew all from the comfort of your home.
7. ArayaSunshine Candle Company
ArayaShunshine specializes in non-toxic handmade scented soy candles, wax melts and room sprays. Their candles will add “a ray of sunshine” to your home or office!
The SoulSistah brand was created to inspire young African American girls see the beauty in themselves, their culture and their mother country, Africa. They offer authentic African earrings and nature products for healthy skin and hair created from imported African ingredients.
Royaltea is a beverage company that creates classic, delicious tea and lemonade with quality ingredients – all natural, no artificial flavors or colors, and NEVER from concentrate. It’s southern soul in a bottle!
10. Hairbows for Girls
Hairbows for Girls creates high quality hairbows as well as baby bibs, towels, tote bags and more. The perfect TWG 2022 merch for your little one!
11. Poppin’ Sisters Popcorn & Treats
Poppin’ Sisters Popcorn & Treats brings joy one popcorn kernel and one bite at a time. There really is a flavor for everyone.
12. Hazel Honey Essential
Hazel Honey offers all natural products for all skin types. They are home of the Mask Spray formulated to help protect your health during everyday germ contact.
13. WE Made
WE Made provides hands-on work experience to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by making and selling Southern-inspired baking mixes and other home goods.
14. AJA ACRES
AJA ACRES is a women-owned, minority hemp farm specializing in growing, producing and providing CBD beauty, health and wellness products.
15. FullScope Sports
FullScope Sports, Inc. is a running specialty and sporting goods retailer representing major brands like Under Armour, On-Running, Reebok, Rawlings and Garmin.
16. Retroman Vintage
This booth will have you leaving The World Games 2022 with only the best vintage clothing from the 1920’s – 90’s.
17. Terrific Treatz
From candied gapes to candied fresh fruit drinks, Terrific Treats’ yummy menu will cure your sweet tooth without a doubt.
Which vendor at the Merchant Market are you most excited to shop from? Tag us and let us know @bhamnow!