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MarketFest back on Baker

All the music food and fun of MarketFest returns to Baker Street in downtown Nelson on July 25. - Submitted photo
All the music food and fun of MarketFest returns to Baker Street in downtown Nelson on July 25.
— image credit: Submitted photo

MarketFest is once again back on Baker Street on July 25 starting at 6 p.m. and going until 10:30 p.m.

This is a rain or shine event but with some luck the weather will be beautiful, the sun will shine, and the music will soar.

This MarketFest musical line-up is power packed with luminaries such as Adham Shaikh, Cam Penner, Ms. Erica Dee, Rhoneil and more. EcoSociety’s Markets Director Jesse Woodward is once again working with vendors, business owners, and city agencies to ensure that July MarketFest is a great success.

“June MarketFest was a big hit even though there was a fair amount of rain” he said. “I think about 1,000 people came out to enjoy that event and we are hoping for double that for July MarketFest.”

Attendees will, as always, have a fantastic variety of  products  to choose from including hand-made hats and clothes, locally made pottery and jewellery, and an array of body care products and, of course, lots of different and delicious ready-to-eat foods

There will be a food court area on Kootenay Street that makes it 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 a relocalization of the 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 & District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson & District Credit Union and other local businesses.

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