The Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture & Humanities is putting on its first Kochcha' (Outdoor) Market March 11 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Chickasaw National Capitol grounds in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

This market provides a space for all local artists and farmers to set up booths and share their products with the community.

“The Kochcha' Market is for anyone in the community or the Chickasaw Nation to sell their handmade crafts, items or goods. We hope to see artists, farmers, gardeners, Chickasaw beaders, leatherworkers and more at our events,” said Regina Berna, Chickasaw Nation Director for Museums and Historic Sites.

The market will take place once a month on March 11, April 15 and Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The location is the East Pavilion of the Chickasaw National Capitol grounds in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, on the corner of Fisher and 8th Street.

Vendors are asked to bring their own booths and tables to set up. Vending is open to all community members.

To learn more about the market or to become a vendor, call the Chickasaw Council House Museum at (580) 371-3351.

“We thought it would be nice to bring the community together and share our crafts and home goods,” said Ms. Berna.