Woodstock Farm Market Family Fun Day delights families

by | Aug 31, 2023

More events are planned in the future

The sound of ukulele and the sweet scent of barbecue filled the air as the inaugural Family Fun Day occurred at the Woodstock Farmers Market.

People were raising funds for various causes, such as Big Brothers and Sisters and the people of Ukraine.

Big Brothers and Sisters raised money via a pay-by-donation barbecue, whereas the people raising funds for Ukraine sold iced coffee, lemonade, and cotton candy.

Alongside the charity food, barbecue was from Chris Messick’s food truck Down East BBQ, and a free corn boil with butter, salt and pepper was provided.

The 318 Royal Canadian Army Cadets were present conducting recruiting efforts for the coming year with Capt. Alicea Richards striking up conversations with potential cadets and their parents.

The festivities included games for children, such as ring toss, cornhole, and a scavenger hunt.

Alongside the food and games, the Woodstock Ukulele Group performed, delivering its version of pop and country hits.

The festival coincides with the Woodstock Farm Market’s 50th anniversary.

“The Farmer’s Market used to be just tables underneath a grandstand by where the AYR Motor Centre is now,” recalls Woodstock Farm and Craft Market president Renee Sullivan.

It’s grown substantially in the last half-century. It now sits as a focal point in downtown Woodstock.

Since becoming president two years ago, Sullivan has been trying to present the market as not just a store but as a community space to bring people to the downtown core and waterfront.

She said the market’s next planned event is a community yard sale.

People are encouraged to register a table for the event by phoning the farmers market at 506-325-1816.

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