There’s something for just about everyone at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. The market will take pace at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive this weekend, to accommodate Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Bill Jorgensen

Comox Valley Farmers’ Market moves for MusicFest weekend

Saturday outdoor market will take place at the Comox Valley Sports Centre

The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market will move to the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive for Saturday, July 14 during Vancouver Island MusicFest.

“The relocation of the Farmers’ Market to the Sports Centre during MusicFest works well for both organizations,” said VIMF production manager, Cresslynn Brodhagen. “The move helps to alleviate traffic and parking congestion for both vendors and customers.

“We’re very appreciative of the co-operative relationship MusicFest has with the Farmers’ Market.”

MusicFest attracts approximately 10,000 festival-goers each day throughout the three-day festival. The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market draws between 1,500-3,000 on Saturday morning. Moving the market to the Vanier location alleviates congestion while keeping the market accessible to the thousands of potential MusicFest customers.

Farmers’ Market will be re-routing market customers up Mission Hill and down Vanier with directional signage, so regular customers and new ones can find the market and enjoy the variety of more than 65 vendors, which include meat and poultry growers, fishers, fruit and veggie growers, and food processors of all sorts.

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds July 13 – 15. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

For tickets and a complete list of all the performers and the festival schedule, go to www.islandmusicfest.com

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