The ever-popular MarketFest returns to Baker St. on Friday.

The ever-popular MarketFest returns to Baker St. on Friday.

July MarketFest just about here

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street this Friday from 6 to 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 is power packed with amazing acts such as Gabriel Palatchi, Cam Penner, Good Ol’ Goats, Sofiella Watt & The Huckleberry Bandits and many more.

EcoSociety markets director Jesse Woodward is once again working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that July MarketFest is a great success.

“June MarketFest was one of the biggest that I have seen in my four years of organizing these events,” he said. “I think about 2,500 people came out to enjoy MarketFest and we are hoping for around the same for July MarketFest.”

MarketFest attendees will, as always, have a fantastic verity of  products  to choose from including include hand-made hats and clothes, locally made pottery and jewellery, and an array of body care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready-to-eat foods

MarketFest will once again have the food court area on and around Baker and Kootenay streets. This set up makes it very easy makes 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 then 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 Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson and District Credit Union as well as help from numerous other local businesses.

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