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Don't check us off your list yet

Doesn’t it seem like the second half of August is just one big checklist? Waterpark visit? Check. Last camping trip? Check. Summer library books returned? Check. And we all know what comes next on the list: school haircuts, school clothes shopping, school supplies. Check, check, check. Summer is over. Che….Wait! Summer is NOT over, at least not at the Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park. The Farmers Market keeps summer going straight through October! Still to come: 

  • September 7 is our Fall Feelings market, as if we needed reminding that summer is ending. But the fall produce that will be available makes the changeover that much easier to swallow.
  • September 14 is the Italian American Market, and what a lineup we’ve assembled! There will be live entertainment with the Amici Band, rustic pizza baked in a brick oven, fresh pasta and homemade desserts, and vino at the Market’s Bella Cantina.
  • Also September 14: the last regular Kids Pop! Club meeting, which will also celebrate the Italian heritage with zucchini noodles and tastings of basil and tomatoes.
  • October 5 brings Polish American Day with Polish dancers, cultural food, fashion statements, special music, the whole kielbasa. 

These are just the highlights. Remember that every market is a celebration. And the memories that all those celebrations create will linger well beyond fall. Check? Check.


LOCATION: The Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park, Grand River at Grove St.
HOURS: 9am-2pm Saturdays from May 18-Oct. 26
WHERE TO PARK More parking is available at the Village Commons Mall

POP! Club gets corny

While the Elks were roasting and serving fresh sweet corn, the POP! Club was looking at other aspects of one of summer's most popular vegetable. 
Kids tasted raw corn fresh off the ear, learned how corn can go from vegetable to corn meal to tortillas and corn chips and searched for tiny tractors in a bin of cracked corn.

For photos from this corny club get-together, click here.

We're down to one more regular POP! Club meeting, on September 14, and what a meeting it promises to be! We will tie into the market's Italian American Day
with special tastings and activities. You won't want to miss it. And don't forget our special Haunted Market POP! day. It will be spooooooky!!


August 17: Annual Little Princess Ballet
August 24: Music by Mark Reitenga, featuring acoustic pop/folk/rock
August 31: Labor Day Weekend 
Sept. 7: Fall Feelings
Sept. 14: Italian-American Market and the Kids POP! Club
Sept. 21: Market of the Harvest Moon, Family Day
Sept. 28: Healthy cooking from Fresh Thyme
Oct. 5: Polish-American Day with the Kielbasa Kings and the Strawbale Inn
Oct. 12: Music by Bob Skon
Oct. 19: Vendor Appreciation Day
Oct. 26: The Haunted Market, the last market of the year.