Marysville's big street fair, the HomeGrown Festival, has expanded to three days this year-August 10, 11 and 12. The 27th annual event takes over Third Street in downtown Marysville beginning at State Avenue and filling several blocks with more than 90 vendors, street entertainment, food and more.
The hours of operation have also been expanded, with the festival open Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vendors who participate in the HomeGrown Festival are required to offer handmade art and craft items or homegrown produce or flowers. Imported goods are not allowed, giving buyers a chance to support local artisans and small businesses.
Buyers can shop for one-of-a kind handmade crafts which include soaps, clothing, jewelry, fused glass, paintings, artworks, flowers and produce while feasting on tasty food and enjoying local entertainment.
A host of new artisans will be on hand this year, according to organizers, including Frontier Flyers Honey which offers blackberry, fire weed and lavender-flavored honey. The Snoqualmoo Nation will present a food booth featuring salmon dinners, smoked salmon, frybread and clam chowder.
This year marks the first microbrewers concession, which will be in the Carabinieri lot on Friday and Saturday, featuring cold beer and wine.
Music and entertainment will also fill Third Street, with Friday's lineup of Jessica Jackson, The Jug Banditos, Randi Ray, The Thousand Years, and Red Sea. The night is capped off with The Carabinieri's Outercourt, a selection of local talent.
On Saturday, Jed Skenandore kicks off the day at 11 a.m., followed by The Tarantellas, Rootbox, Monkey Bat, Ali Marcus, and Bring Tha Noize. The West Coast Women's Blues Revue headlines the evening's roster, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Right Price Roundup, Marysville's first live game show with fantastic prizes and fun for all, takes place Sunday at noon. Contestants will participate in games fashioned after TV game shows, with prizes supplied by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.
Following the game show, musical entertainment resumes with an acoustic set by Pride Fails. Sawdust Creek will finish off the afternoon.
There is no fee to attend the festival, which is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.
For more information visit www.marysvillemerchants.com or call 360-653-3538.