Blaine gardeners market kicks off Saturday

Published on Wed, May 25, 2011 by Tara Nelson

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The Blaine Gardeners Market will kick off its third season Saturday, May 28, at the H Street plaza beginning at 10 a.m.

The event will include vendors of organic and local produce, arts and crafts, as well as music and festivities such as the second annual International Slug Race and tai chi demonstrations by Blaine instructor Guo Cheng on the G Street plaza.

Event organizer Ron Snyder said visitors to this year’s market can expect to see more vendors and live music with performances by the Marketeers, featuring an accordion, mandolin and a gut bucket bass.

Visitors are also invited to bring their own instruments and join in, Snyder said.

“Especially kazoos,” he said. “We want to encourage people to bring their kazoos.”

The first markets of the month on Saturdays and Wednesdays will also have special themes, such as a silly hat day on June 4, and a maritime day with a marine swap meet on August 6.

Also, every first Wednesday the event will feature antiques and collectibles.

“It’s Blaine’s market, so Blaine residents should get their fannies out there,” he said. “They don’t have to bring their wallets, just their fannies.”

Snyder said individuals can bring their own slug for the international slug race or choose from their “stable of fine racers.”
Vendors of all ages with garden, farm, art and craft items, are encouraged to participate.

A second market is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting June 1.

For more information, call Ron Snyder at 360/332-8082.