As it does every year, Worthington's annual Market Day on Sept. 28 celebrated Worthington's heritage with modern trends.

The event, which is organized by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, also coincided with the 58th year the Worthington Historical Society held its antiques sale on the Village Green during the festivities.

Historical society director Kate LaLonde said the society has held some kind of a sale each year since 1963. She said the sale originally was used as a fundraiser to help restore the Orange Johnson House, 956 N. High St.

Eventually, she said, the Friends Foundation of the Worthington Libraries joined in, and the Worthington Art League began having artists work along the sidewalks.

"1973 was the first time that the (Worthington News newspaper) started calling it the Old Worthington Market Day," she said.

She said Market Day pays tribute to when pioneers lived in Worthington.

"Since the beginning of the pioneers being in Worthington, they would come into town one day a week and shop and trade goods," she said.

She said the historical society made $1,500 last year in profits, and it made about $2,000 this year.

Meanwhile, Kathryn Paugh, president of the chamber of commerce, said Market Day included about 200 arts and crafts vendors.

"We have a lot of new vendors this year, and I think they represent things that are trendy," she said.

One new vendor was Nicole Saavedra, 29, who owns Tantakuna, an online store at that sells goods created by women in Bolivia, China and Mexico.

Saavedra sells home decor, candles and personal-care items, and she lets the women set their prices and supports the use of ethical work practices.

Saavedra said she was excited about her first time showcasing her store at the Worthington event.

"It's nice to have all things that are handmade and get our name out there," she said.

Food vendors included the popular Cousins Maine Lobster truck.

Paugh said Market Day draws 15,000 to 20,000 people every year for the family-friendly atmosphere.

"We see everything from wheelchairs to strollers," she said.

Courtney Bockrath, 40, of Worthington said she comes to the event every year with her family.

"It's just a fun event," she said.