RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Farmer’s Market will hold a soft opening of the 2023 season on Tuesday, July 11 with a new market manager and a new location.
After months of planning and listening to input from local farmers, and with cooperation from the Ridgway Borough, the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is taking the reins as the new market manager for the Ridgway Farmer’s Market, to be held at the Ridgway Mills Campground on West Main Street.
“We are prioritizing the farmer in the Farmer’s Market while also enhancing the market with artisan vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. The goal is to make the Market a family destination every Tuesday evening this summer,” said Sara Frank, executive director of ECCOTA.
Featuring everything homegrown, handmade, and creative, the Market is currently looking for vendors, food trucks, and performers who may be interested in attending.
Vendors can register to attend weekly, or for the entire season up front. Vendor registration can be completed online at ECCOTA.com, or you can stop at the ECCOTA Sales Gallery to pick up a paper copy.
Musical entertainment will be provided at the markets, when possible, thanks to a generous local donor. Darkwater Duo will perform at a larger Market celebration event in August. Details about that are forthcoming.
The market will be held each Tuesday, from July 11 – Sept. 26, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Ridgway Mills Campground, 260 W. Main St., Ridgway.
The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c) non-profit organization founded in 1984 as a center for the development of arts and culture in Elk County.
ECCOTA provides opportunities to participate in the arts for the area’s residents. Classes and workshops for all ages are offered including an annual summer youth theater camp. New programs and exhibits are held regularly.
For more information, please contact Sara Frank, executive director, at email@example.com or 814-772-7051.