MarketFest

Nelson’s first MarketFest of 2015 coming Friday

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing MarketFest back to Baker St. on Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing MarketFest back to Baker St. on Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but hopefully the weather will be kind, the sun will shine, and the music will soar.

This year’s music includes Breakwater, Brian Rosen and the WhatNow, Miles in Motion, James Lamb and Lint. There are also of number of dance acts including Slava’s Folk Fusion and Soul fire. This year the  three 2015 MarketFest events take place June 26, July 24 and Aug. 21 on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker St.

EcoSociety markets and events Director Jesse Woodward is working with vendors, the Chamber of Commerce and city agencies to ensure that MarketFest is, once again, a great success.

“We’re delighted with the response from all who are involved in making the June MarketFest a wonderfully successful event including the vendors, the city and local Baker Street businesses,” he said. “June MarketFest is once again sold out with 100 vendors displaying their amazing variety of offerings.

“It is always remarkable to see all the creativity and care vendors put into their products and displays. MarketFest attendees will have a fantastic verity of  products  to chose from including include hand-made hats, locally made clothing, pottery and jewellery, an array of locally crafted body care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready to eat foods.”

MarketFest will have its food court area on and around Kootenay St. which makes it easy for festival goers to find and choose from the wide selection of ready-to-eat foods 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 the local economy and create a meeting place for arts, culture and community.

The EcoSociety also runs the Saturday Cottonwood Community Market and the Wednesday Nelson Downtown Local Market

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