Annual Market Day this Saturday in Cumberland

Dunsmuir Avenue between First and Fourth Streets in Cumberland will be closed to vehicle traffic this Saturday for the annual Market Day.

People take advantage every year of traffic being barred from Dunsmuir Avenue to stroll the main street and enjoy Market Day.

People take advantage every year of traffic being barred from Dunsmuir Avenue to stroll the main street and enjoy Market Day.

Dunsmuir Avenue between First and Fourth Streets in Cumberland will be closed to vehicle traffic this Saturday for the annual Market Day.Part of Empire Days celebrations, Market Day offers visitors and locals alike a chance to enjoy a stroll down the historic main street. Peruse a huge variety of wares, talent and treats available from local merchants, community groups and visiting vendors. It’ll be a great day to shop, eat, dance and play in Cumberland.Start as early as 9 a.m. with a yummy pancake breakfast in the Village Square and then hit the streets for family activities programmed by the Cumberland Community School Society (CCSS). Parents and volunteers will tickle your family’s funny bones, ribs and brains. The day includes a Hula Hoopla!The environment and lunch clubs will showcase their activities and refreshing snacks. The CCSS Intermediate Theatre will display their talent at the Masonic Hall and kids can plant and take home seeds, play goofy games and make a lantern for Monday’s parade.Street vendors will include visual artists, crafters, kid’s clothing, soaps, candles, pottery, jewelry, plants and seedlings and much more. Local shops will offer up designer garments, funky T-shirts, fine chocolates, baked treats, vintage clothes, herbal teas, fair trade coffee, gifts, cards and almost anything else you might want or need. Sign up to volunteer for a local festival, buy some raffle tickets, find out more about local culture, recreation and environment groups in our community.Local musical acts will invite you to take a load off, wiggle your toes in the grass and enjoy something delicious from one of Cumberland’s many restaurants. An Art Kart Derby, sponsored by Mayworks, will have everyone gasping and giggling — how do you get a turkey and baked potato to market?Look for a variety of surprise guests and surprising events! Market Day is sponsored by the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce as part of Cumberland Empire Days festivities.Visit www.cumberlandbc.org for more information and updates.— Cumberland Chamber of Commerce