Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer Music

In a few weeks, our Farmer's Market will open for the season - a time we all look forward to! The market opens Thur, May 28, on Cowl's Street, between 2nd & 3rd, & runs for 20 weeks. The Downtown Association coordinates booking vendors & musicians.

McMinnville's market is well known throughout the valley, with vendors coming from the immediate area & from out of County. Produce fresh from the farms, jewelry, soap, honey, herb plants, meat, cheese & eggs from naturally farmed animals, fresh flowers, & representatives from the Native Plant Society & Garden Club . . . the list of this year's vendors is posted on the DTA site.

One of the features is weekly music, & I've played harp at the Farmer's Market since 2003, always a fun event!
This year I'll be at the
Farmers' Market: Thur, June 11from 1:30-6 PM. Link
Another popular event is 'Who's on Third?' "The second weekend in July, McMinnville's longest standing festival (formerly known as Turkey Rama), offers a stroll downtown with over 150 booths featuring arts and crafts, local community and non-profit groups, area businesses, and an array of festival food."

Last year, the name changed, & the focus shifted from increasingly trite & commercial to promoting local businesses, artists & musicians. The 'carnival' has been moved out of the downtown area, & booth spaces are now in the center of the street (rather than on the sidewalks). This year I've been invited to be one a 'street musician,' stationed on the 500 block.
In the past, I've painted faces, done massage, so it will be fun to 'wear a new hat' as Ladyharp!

'Who's on Third?' Friday July 10: 1:30-3:30 in the 500 block (on Third Street)

I hope you can make it to one or both events!