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Marketfest set to return to Baker Street

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing back MarketFest to Nelson’s Baker Street on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Two more events take place July 25 and August 22. - File Photo
The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing back MarketFest to Nelson’s Baker Street on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Two more events take place July 25 and August 22.
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The West Kootenay EcoSociety is once again bringing the legendary MarketFest back to Baker Street on Friday from 6 p.m. to 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 and the New Coke, Clinton Swanson and 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.

EcoSociety’s markets director Jesse Woodward is working with vendors, the Chamber of Commerce and city agencies to ensure that MarketFest is, once again, a 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 businesses along Baker Street. June MarketFest is sold out with 100 vendors displaying their amazing variety of offerings,” said Woodward.

“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 variety of products to choose from including hand-made hats, locally made clothing, pottery and jewelry, an array of locally crafted body care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready to eat foods.”

MarketFest will 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 the economy and to create a meeting place for arts, culture and community networking.

The EcoSociety is able to put on MarketFest due to funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, Nelson Chamber of Commerce,  Nelson and District Credit Union, plus many more businesses.

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