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The Errington Farmers' Market was established in 1973 by the late Gerry Shaw with the help of her father, Fred Kaufer, husband Terry and sons Mark and Stan. Originally located across the road from the Errington General Store, the market became a popular destination for Errington and area residents on summer Saturday mornings. Sadly, Gerry was struck by cancer and passed away in 1988. A non-profit society was formed to carry the Market forward.

In 1992, the property was sold and the market had to look for a new home. It found one in the Community Park next to Errington Hall. With the cooperation of the Hall Association, largely donated materials, and much volunteer labour, stalls, picnic tables and a small coffee shop were constructed in a clearing next to the ball field and the summer Saturday morning market ritual resumed. The Market re-opened in its new location in July, 1993. Now in its 38th year, a visit to the Market is still a great way to spend a summer morning.

Governed by the Farmers' Market Society, the market offers fresh produce, baked goods, bedding plants and items created by local crafters as well as coffee and goodies from the coffee shop in a woodsy, friendly atmosphere. There is always music playing, activities for the kids, and lots of conversation with friends and neighbours.

Market hours are 10am to 1pm

The 2011 Market opens May 7th and runs every Saturday through the Summer until September 24th.

Free Entertainment the Band Shell!

Live music is featured every Saturday so you will hear a variety of music, from the local marimba band to fiddlers and folksingers. Again this year the musicians are partially sponsored by the Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depot.

Entertainers for Summer 2011

May 21st - Owl &the Pussycat & Zlatko

May 28th - Skewlines

June 4th - Peter Jack Rainbird / Jamie Black

June 11th - Norm Surette & Friends

June 18th - Two of Us

June 25th - Jim Lynch

July 2nd - Trinitude

July 9th - Denny Eddy

July 16th - Linda Walker

July 23rd - Sharon Klassen & Co.

July 30th - Counting Time

August:6th - Kumbana Marimba

August 13th - Dave Marco

August 20th - Ask Alice

August 27th - Songwriters Stage with Debbie Ryan, Georgina Taylor and Peter Wallace

For stall rental information call Susanne Vigneault at (250)954-2922

Market Basket
Every week, each of the vendors donates an item they produce to the brimming Market Basket of goodies. Tickets are $1.00 for a chance on the Draw, held at noon. You could be the lucky winner of this coveted collection of produce, baking, flowers, art and craft - basket and all!

For further information about the Market call Gina Thomas at (250)248-0006

To download the Vendor Application form in .pdf format click here: Vendor Information

To download the Market Rules in .pdf format click here: Market Rules

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat reader is required to read and print above files

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