The Arlington Farmers Market will hold a Harvest Festival for families and kids on Sept. 25.

The market will be open that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is one of the final dates for the event for the year, besides their holiday markets on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

“What we’re going to do is use this as a way for all the vendors and farmers to say ‘thanks’ to the community,” said Diane Krieg, executive director of the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce and one of the organizers of the market.

There will be kids games as well as demonstrations available. A variety of tractors from local farms will also be on display.

“The Arlington agriculture community is still here in a lot of ways so we want the kids to experience some of that,” said Krieg. “Which is why it was important for us to bring out some tractors."

Krieg said families can experience the market in a fun environment at the event.

The market held a Harvest Festival last year in October, but wanted it earlier this year so it could be it’s own event.

“Last year we did it in conjunction with Halloween events. This year we said ‘let’s let Halloween be Halloween,’” said Krieg.

The event is meant to show appreciation to the public for their support of the market.

“They have been so supportive of the farmers market this year,” said Krieg.

She said the community has come out a lot to support the market, even during the time of the COVID pandemic.

“It’s probably easier to go to the grocery store, but they have come out to support all of the farmers and artists that make up the market,” said Krieg. “And this hasn’t always been the easiest year for a lot of people."

The market itself has attracted dozens of vendors each week.

“It’s done wonderful. We’ve been able to grow it and we’re getting a lot more people coming down,” said Krieg.

More information and updates about the Arlington Farmers Market are available at facebook.com/arlingtonwafarmersmarket.

 

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