Circle this Saturday, May 20 on your calendar — the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market will be back in action.
Manitoba’s largest summer market opens at 8 a.m. with a full house of more than 110 vendors.
A fiddle jam, including fiddle music and dancing, are part of the opening day festivities. A performance by the Southglen Fiddlers will take place at 10 a.m.
A pre-lunch cake-cutting ceremony is set for 11 a.m., while the Manitoba Youth Strings perform at noon to mark National Fiddle Day.
Special events at this year’s market:
- July 1 — Canada Day celebrations with vendors, fireworks, children’s entertainment and musicians. Runs from 8 a.m. to dusk.
- August 9 — Farmers’ Festival: Home Skills for the 21st Century. Learn about fermenting, pickling, using herbs, understanding heritage potatoes, knife sharpening and more.
- September 7 — Annual outdoor dinner event with a gourmet sit-down meal prepared by Chef Ben Kramer.
Market organizers hope to have new canopies installed later this season for their visitors.
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