2018 Schedule of Events: all events are during the Friday Market and FREE unless noted.
April 6-Preseason Vendor meeting and potluck. Open to old and new vendors or anyone curious about the Market. Skyline Bank Conference Center 11 am-2 pm
May 11– Grand Opening!
Sunday May 27– Farm Day. Join us at Wagon Wheel Farm from 2-5 pm for an afternoon of on-farm demonstrations.
June 8-Kids Korner with Abby opens for the season. Free kids activities every Market from 10-11am
Saturday June 9-Tenative date for “Empty Bowls” at the VFW
June 15-1st of ONLY 2 Fiber Days. Don’t miss it!
Sunday June 24– Celebrate Dairy Month with our 2nd Annual Ice cream social fundraiser. Ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. Courthouse Street 2-5 pm. $10, kids under 10, $5
June 29-Kids Day. Join Cowboy Don, 4H, Miss Ellie, hoops with Laura, BRDC and more! for FREE fun for the whole family
Wednesday July 4– Town of Independence Parade
July 6-Cooking with Chef Jen
July 13-Wellness Day. Join VDH and area health professionals for free check-ups
July 20-Berry Festival. Enter the Traditional Berry pie contest, 1st prize sponsored by the Grayson County Historical society and everything Berry.Support the Market by purchasing delicious sorbet. Sponsored by River Ridge Organics.
July 28-30 Take a Break from the Interstate HWY 21 yard sale
August 3-Tomato Festival AND Cooking with Chef Jen AND Fiber Day-. Free tomato tasting, enter the salsa contest, 1st prize sponsored United Country Collins and Associates, and win $100! It’s also the 2nd and last Fiber Day
August 5-11– Farmers Market Week
August 10– Last Kids Korner of the season, don’t miss it!
Sunday August 19– Ice Cream Social take 2! You can never eat too much cake and ice cream(in my opinion!) Join us for the 2nd Ice Cream Social Fundraiser. Ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. Courthouse Street 2-5 pm. $10, kids under 10, $5
September 7 Cooking with Chef Jen
September 14-Pepper Day. Enjoy a free pepper tasting
October 5-Squashtober. Chef Jen will be cooking with squash. Squash tasting.
October 12-Apple Festival and end of the Market season. Enter the Apple Dessert Contest and join in the Community Cider Pressing.
November 23-1st Winter Market and Christmas Tree Sale
December 1st– 2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off Enter the Chili contest,1st prize sponsored by Chestnut Creek Counselling and win $100!, and stay for the Christmas Parade.
If you would like to sponsor a contest or event, please contact Michelle at 276-768-0597 or firstname.lastname@example.org