Year’s last MarketFest comes Friday

Year’s last MarketFest comes Friday

Scrumptious fresh foods, locally made goods, wonderful live music...

MarketFest is once again, and for the last time this year, back on Baker St. in Nelson on Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will fill the streets. The August MarketFest musical line-up will include such luminaries as Alpine Conspiracy, Pauline Lamb, Aerial Manx, Swing Theory and many more.

EcoSociety markets director Jesse Woodward is once again working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure the last  MarketFest of the year is a big success.

“The July MarketFest event was a huge hit and was one of the biggest and best-attended MarketFest celebrations in all of nine years that MarketFest has been running,” he said.

“Thousands and thousands of people come out to take in and enjoy these wonderful street parties which I think really strengthens and supports the community, year after year, here in the Kootenays.”

MarketFest attendees, as always,  will have a fantastic variety of  products  to chose from including include hand-made hats, locally made clothing and jewellery, and an array of body and home decor products and, of course, lots and lots of different and delicious ready-to-eat foods.

MarketFest will once again have a food court area on and around Kootenay St. which 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 then eating scrumptious fresh foods, shopping for locally made goods and listening to wonderful live music?

Remember to bring reusable containers for drinks and food so that we can keep the garbage down to a minimum. Look for the recycling, compost and waste station in the middle of the market at the intersection of Kootenay and Baker streets.

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.

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 St.