WAKEFIELD – Local sellers will showcase their handmade crafts, authentic Mexican food, clothing, fresh produce and more during a mid-week market event in a downtown northeast Nebraska community.
Plan on joining Wakefield Progressive, Inc. and the Little Red Hen Theatre for the Wakefield Market on Wednesday, September 2 between 4 – 7 p.m. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Megan Weaver is the Economic Development Director at Wakefield Progressive, Inc. Weaver said this will be the fourth event hosted over the past two years.
“It’s been a really popular community event that brings in people from actually outside of the community; which is always fun too,” said Weaver. “So, we have about 20 vendors that are going to be participating.”
Along with vendors coming to town, several local businesses will be hosting sales in their stores.
Main Street from second through fourth will be closed off as everyone is being asked to be off the streets before 3:30 p.m. to allow vendors to get set up. Attendees will be encouraged to wear masks but not required and also practice social distancing.
Weaver is excited about some of the other local communities who will have vendors in Wakefield Wednesday.
“It’s not a traditional farmer’s market,” Weaver added. “So, if you sell Scentsy or if you sell AVON or something like that, you can still participate. We don’t limit it to just homemade products.”
The Little Red Hen Theatre will also be hosting an ‘Open Mic Night’ at the theatre during the same time of the Wakefield Market from 4 – 7 p.m. An outdoor stage will be set up for local performers to share their talent with the community. Call or message the theatre to sign up or for more details.
One more Wakefield Market will be hosted by the local economic development office (Wakefield Progressive, Inc.) in October.
“We put it together you know obviously to encourage people to shop local,” Weaver mentioned. “Support not only our brick and mortar businesses but some of our at-home business as well.”
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