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Last chance to check out MarketFest on Baker Street

By Contributor
August 22nd, 2016

MarketFest is once again, and for the last time this year, back on Baker Street in Nelson this Friday (August 26) starting at 6 p.m. and going until 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 many wonderful acts including Alpine Conspiracy, Red Eyed Soul, Brian Rosen & the WhatNow, Erica Dee, Jon Burden and more.

EcoSociety’s Markets Director, Jesse R. Woodward, is once again working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that the August 26th  MarketFest 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 10 years that MarketFest has been running” he said.

“Thousands and thousands of people come out to take in and enjoy these wonderful annual street parties which I think really strengthens and supports the local 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 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. Remember to bring reusable containers for drinks and food so that we can keep the garbage down to a minimum.

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 Street.

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