March 7, 2014
WAYNESBORO -- The farmers' market opens for the first time this season on Wednesday for its sixth year.
Organizers are making some changes for this year, including adding artisans to the market and live music.
Some of the artisans will be jewelers, woodworkers, and people who make paper crafts.
On Wednesday, two live acts will be performing: Dulcimer Dinah and Jimbo the Name.
The markets hours on Wednesday are 2:30-6:00 p.m. under the pavilion in Constitution Park.
As construction continues on the Broad St. Bridge, organizers hope the increased traffic on Main St. will make drivers see the market and increase business.
Jim Coate, the market manager, said the efforts are to help revitalize downtown. "We made those changes to expand our reach, and make it more of a community event to help get people here to downtown," he said. "The music makes it more fun and helps bring more people in and make it a little more family friendly."
The Saturday morning markets will start on April 27 during Riverfest.