Merry Mercado: Holiday Shopping Experience At Trail Dust Town

Here’s a fun opportunity to kick off the holiday season here in Tucson.

Shop local and network with other business owners at the Merry Mercado from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Local artisans and vendors will be on sight helping you start your seasonal shopping early while Local First Arizona will be hosting a “Jingle + Mingle” seasonal edition of their regularly scheduled Tucson Business Mixer.

(Photo courtesy of Local First Arizona)

Trail Dust Town will also be bringing out its snow machine, and Santa will be making his first visit of the year. Hey, we’ll take it!

The event is free to attend and check out the schedule below.

4 – 8 p.m. – Shop Local Vendors

The vendor list is still being built but so far you can expect to see Cactus Jack Lemonade, Rys Snacks & Popcorn, Whysked Bakery, and Sweet Revenge Baking Co.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s event, you can still register online.

6 – 8 p.m. – Mix & Mingle

“We know that different ideas and perspectives help fuel innovation, helping our members create stronger networking connections, become more business savvy, and remain competitive,” Local First Arizona shared. “Join us for an evening of seasonal fun and networking with other local business owners and community leaders.”

Special for Tucson Foodie Insiders

Local First Arizona will be providing holiday snack bags for each Insider member from Cute & Classy Krispies — a Black-owned business currently going through their “We Rise” program.

Trail Dust Town is located at 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. For more information, visit

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