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EcoSociety rolls out final MarketFest of 2014 Friday

By Contributor
August 17th, 2014

The final MarketFest of the summer season is ready to take over Baker Street Friday (August 22) running from 6-10:30 p.m.

Rain or shine, MarketFest organizers promise, food, crafts and music will fill the streets.

The August MarketFest, operated by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, musical line-up includes such luminaries as Gabriel Palatchi Band, Brian Rosen & The What Now, Buckman Coe and many more.

“The July MarketFest event was a huge hit and was one of the biggest and best attended MarketFest celebrations in all of eight years that MarketFest has been running,” said EcoSociety’s Markets Director, Jesse R. Woodward.

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

MarketFest attendees will have a fantastic verity 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, located on the 200 and 300 Blocks of Baker Street, will once again have a food court area on and around Kootenay Street 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.

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.

The 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 while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world.

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