Sumter Tractor Supply hosting local vendors, crafts at Saturday event



Sumter is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and a local branch of the nation's largest rural lifestyle retailer is bringing those talents and businesses together for a community-wide family event Saturday.

Sumter Tractor Supply is hosting its annual Market Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, featuring local vendors and their homemade and homegrown goods.

Market Day is a free event where items such as crafts, candles, produce, baked goods and more will be available in tents outside the store at 2705 Broad St.

"As members of this community, we strive to do whatever we can to support our neighbors," said Mike Weaver, store manager. "Market Day allows us to highlight and support the great talent we have here while creating a fun event everyone can enjoy."

Tractor Supply Company brands itself as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, and they've been around for more than 80 years. As of March 30, the company operated 1,775 branches in 49 states.