The Litchfield Pickers Market will open for the first time in 2019 THIS SUNDAY, May 12, which is also Mother’s Day, so make your plans NOW! Bring out the motherly figure in your life to celebrate with an afternoon of reminiscing, shopping, and making new memories. On Sunday, May 12 from 9 AM to 3 PM in historic downtown Litchfield, IL beginning on the corner of Union Ave./Route 16 and State Street (for GPS use 400 North State Street), the Litchfield Pickers Market returns! The Litchfield Pickers Market is the largest open-air pickers market in the area and is located less than 3 miles off of Interstate 55. This market specializes in antiques, collectibles, vintage items, and refurbished items. The opening of the May 12th Market celebrates the launching of the fifth season. Each month the Litchfield Pickers Market welcomes musicians to perform at the Library Park stage. During the May 12th Market, Butch Moore & Alan White will kick off the day and perform live from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Hailing from central Illinois, this Acoustic Duo is sure to please your ears. Following Butch Moore & Alan White, B & B Strings will perform from Noon to 3 PM. B & B Strings is a dynamic trio consisting of two acoustic guitars, a bass guitar and some keyboard accompaniment. All three members sing and compliment vocal harmonies. They play a wide variety of music, from classic rock to country classic cover songs that are popular and recognizable, always working within acoustic harmony arrangements. You are sure to enjoy these two acts, so make sure to bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket! To make the most of your Pickers Market experience, it is recommended to bring totes, wagons, carts, pick-up trucks, and anything that will help haul all the great treasures you will find at the Litchfield Pickers Market. There is no cost to enter the market. With multiple entry points, visitors can park around the perimeter and enter the market (just be sure to adhere to applicable parking signage). Make sure to stop by the Tourism Information Booth located on State Street in front of the Library Building and sign our guestbook! At this booth, volunteers can supply you Litchfield information, answer questions about the market and the town, and have the option to purchase Litchfield Pickers Market gear including a t-shirt, hat, and tote bag. Food will be available along State Street located at every intersection. Food vendors and their locations are listed at the Tourism Information booth as well as on the Litchfield Pickers website : http://visitlitchfield.com/events/litchfieldpickersmarket/. The following roads will be closed on May 12 (and every second Sunday of the Month through October) from 4 AM to 5:30 PM for the Litchfield Pickers Market: State Street from Union Ave./Route 16 to the south entrance of the Brown Shoe Apartments, Ryder Street and Kirkham Street from Monroe Street to Madison Street, Edwards Street from Monroe Street to Jefferson Street, and Jackson Street from Union Ave./Route 16 to Edwards Street. Any vehicles left in these areas during this time, will be towed at the owners expense. For more information please follow the “Litchfield Pickers Market” Facebook page or log onto the website: http://visitlitchfield.com/events/litchfieldpickersmarket/ or call the Litchfield Tourism Office Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM (calls cannot be answered on the weekends) 217-324-8147.