First MarketFest of 2015 happens Friday on Baker Street
The West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street on June 26 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 Breakwater, Brian Rosen and the WhatNow, Miles in Motion, James Lamb and Lint. There is also of number of wonderful dance acts including Slava’s Folk Fusion and Soul fire.
This year the three 2015 MarketFest events take place on June 26, July 24 and August 21 on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street.
EcoSociety’s Markets and Events Director Jesse R. 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 were involved in making the June MarketFest a wonderfully successful event including the vendors, the city and local Baker Street businesses. June MarketFest is once again 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 have its 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.
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 our local economy and to create a meeting place for arts, culture and community.
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.
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.