June MarketFest drew a huge crowd. The EcoSociety is planning for another great street festival this coming Friday

June MarketFest drew a huge crowd. The EcoSociety is planning for another great street festival this coming Friday

July MarketFest is almost here

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this July 26 starting at 6 p.m. and going until 10:30 p.m.

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this July 26 starting at 6 p.m. and going until 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with some luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will soar. This MarketFest musical line up includes Lisa Nicole, James Lamb, Shane Philip, Brian Rosen and the WhatNow and many more.

EcoSociety’s Markets Director Jesse R. Woodward is once again working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that July MarketFest is a great success.

June MarketFest was a huge hit and was the biggest MarketFest since it all began seven years ago” he said.

“I think about 2000 people came out to enjoy that event and we are hoping for much of the same for July MarketFest.” MarketFest attendees will have a fantastic verity of products to chose from including hand-made hats and shoes, locally made clothing and jewellery, and an array of body and home care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready to eat foods

MarketFest will once again have a food court area on Kootenay Street that makes it very easy for festival goers to find and choose from the wide selection of ready to eat foods that will be on hand. What better way to spend a warm summer evening than eating scrumptious fresh foods, shopping for locally made goods and listening to wonderful live music.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety operates MarketFest as a project to promote a relocalization of our economy and to create a meeting place for arts, culture and community networking.

EcoSociety is able to put on Marketfest due to generous funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Nelson, Nelson and District Credit Union as well as help from numerous other local businesses including The Bridge, The Nelson Brewing Company and the Kootenay Coop.

The EcoSociety also runs the Saturday Cottonwood Community Market at Cottonwood Falls park and the Wednesday Nelson Downtown Local Market in the 400 block of Baker Street.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit organization. Through education, outreach, community building, research, and advocacy, the EcoSociety works to protect the natural environment while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world.