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Legendary MarketFest returns to Baker Street Friday

By Contributor
June 25th, 2014

Cottonwood Market is up and running Saturdays.

The Wednesday Downtown Market is a success during the week.

Friday (June 27), everyone’s favourite summer pastime is back as the West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street from 6-10:30 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 Gabriel Palatchi Trio, Val Kilmer & the New Coke, Clinton Swanson & Friends, Brian Rosen and The What Now, Adham Shaikh and many more.

The three MarketFest events take place on June 27, July 25 and August 22 on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street.

“We’re delighted with the response from all who were involved in making the June MarketFest a wonderfully successful event including the vendors, the city, and businesses along Baker Street,” EcoSociety’s Markets Director Jesse R. Woodward, working with vendors, the Chamber of Commerce and city agencies to ensure that MarketFest is, once again, a great success.

“June MarketFest is sold out with 100 vendors displaying their amazing verity of offerings” he said. “It is always remarkable to see all the creativity and care that the 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 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.

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 Chamber of Commerce, Nelson and District Credit Union as well as help from numerous other local businesses including The New Juice FM, The Nelson Brewing Company, Oso Coffee and the Kootenay Coop and many other .

West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit organization located in Nelson BC. Through education, outreach, community building, research, and advocacy, the EcoSociety works to protect the natural environment.

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