‘Mayfield Market’ Returns to Connelly School of the Holy Child

‘Mayfield Market’ Returns to Connelly School of the Holy Child

More than 60 vendors at this weekend’s event.

The 14th annual Mayfield Market will be held this weekend.

The 14th annual Mayfield Market will be held this weekend.


Scene from a previous Mayfield Market at the Connelly School of the Holy Child.

Mayfield Market is coming Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19. This is the 14th annual shopping extravaganza held at the Connelly School of the Holy Child – a mecca of gifts. The market will be open both mornings at 10 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The market will feature more than 60 vendors from around the U.S., selling monogrammed clothing, accessories and stationery, men’s and women’s clothing, hostess gifts, jewelry, handmade ceramics, original artwork, handbags, children’s gifts and more. The event has a distinctive feel and offers a variety of distinctive items.

Holy Child alumna Jennifer Kress founded the Mayfield Market 14 years ago. “Years ago, I had my own company called Monkey Business and I used to sell at bazaars,” she said. “I suggested to HC Director of Development and alum, Suzi Montes de Oca that we hold our own. We started very small, and, as the word has spread, we have grown each year. Vendors come back year after year because they know that customers return again and again. I send out the applications in May, and we are filled by July.”

“This year, we have an excellent variety of vendors,” Kress said. “We have local artists, potters, hand-made wood furniture, unique clothing, gorgeous jewelry and much more — and we also have many alums who are thrilled to be included in the Mayfield Market. Because we have so many dedicated volunteers, we are now like a well-oiled machine and everything runs very smoothly.”

Montes de Oca confirms that this is a huge Holy Child weekend. “We have over 75 parent and student volunteers each day. Dads will direct our customers about where to park and moms and daughters will greet you at the door and sell you delicious homemade treats from the Tiger Bakery. Shoppers love to take home the fancy, home-baked goods including cakes, pies, breads, cake pops, homemade granola and pumpkin cookies. Plan to stay for lunch — two food trucks serving delectable foods will be on hand.”

Kress added that “the annual bazaar is a wonderful community builder; the holiday spirit is evident throughout the Market. It is a great activity for the overall Potomac community as well as our parents, students, and alumnae.”

Connelly School of the Holy Child is located at 9029 Bradley Blvd., Potomac. For more information, visit www.holychild.org.