I will be visiting family in Illinois this weekend and will not be at the market, but wanted to pass along LOTS of info for you!
**Thanks to Jessi for agreeing to keep the Sprouts box at her booth in my absence! If you see kids looking for check-in, please send them in her direction J
Craft & Gift Expo – despite my efforts, we won’t be able to re-locate to another hall this year. The Elks is booked annually on that day, but we might try for the KC Hall next year. For this year, we will remain at the City Auditorium. Info, including vendor paperwork is available at www.washmomarket.com/expo. IMPORTANT: If you plan to attend, you must text/e-mail me your preferred booth location by Sunday, September 15! Prior year vendors (non-market) will get to choose their spaces starting Monday the 16th.
Mark Your Calendars:
September 27-29 – Fall Festival. Hours: Friday – 4-7 p.m., Saturday – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 12 – Missouri Meerschaum 150th Birthday Celebration. **I need to know what vendors (reserved AND general) will be here that day. Please let me know by Sept. 30!! We will close at 1, but need a quick cleanup!
October 26 – Pumpkin Palooza / Last Market Day. Extended Hours, No vehicles leave until 3:30 p.m.
**For Pumpkin Palooza – We are adding some new events and bringing back a couple of others. I’d love to see participation from the market vendors in the baking and/or pumpkin/gourd contests!
Baking Contests – Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Anything-But-Pie, Decorated Halloween Cookie… **These contests are being sponsored by the Farmers’ Market. Prizes will be market cash, which must be spent at the market that day. Vendors who accept the market cash will submit it to me like sprouts tokens to be reimbursed.
Pumpkin/Gourd Contests – Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In, Prettiest Pumpkin (Decorated), Ugliest Pumpkin, Ugliest Gourd
We are also adding a Cake Walk – I would LOVE for vendors to supply items for this. If so, I can list it as being sponsored by the market, and we can make sure to give the vendor that made the item a nice little shout-out before each walk. If you will bring something, please e-mail or text me. If you can let me know exactly what type of item you are bringing, that would be awesome. It could be a cake, another type of dessert, produce basket, or frankly, other merchandise from your booth. Make sure you include a business card! We can certainly re-name it from a “cake walk” if needed