The Oil City Farmers’ Market is open for the 2018 season each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Central Avenue plaza.
The market is open to vendors selling farm-fresh, homemade or handcrafted items. Approximately 10 vendors are registered for this season, with more expected to come in as the produce season peaks.
This year, the market modified its hours. Vendors may choose an early shift (9 a.m.–2 p.m.), late shift (2–7 p.m.), or all day. Although the early shift is fairly full, there are open spots remaining on the late shift, particularly for produce vendors.
To create awareness of the market, Market Fest events have been scheduled this season, featuring live entertainment from 5-7 p.m. and are open to additional vendors and community organizations. Upcoming dates are Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, August 16. “We were excited that The Taco Shack, one of our downtown restaurants, is also participating in Market Fest events,” stated Bailey. “The combination of street food, live music, and locally grown or crafted products makes for a great evening.”
The Oil City Farmers’ Market is facilitated by the Oil City Main Street Program. Interested vendors may contact Kathy Bailey in the Main Street Office at (814) 677-3152, ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oil City Main Street Program is also holding “Music on the Square” this summer, with a performance by Max Schang’s Trio of Blues on Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. as a “bonus” event during Oil Heritage Festival. Additional Music on the Square events are scheduled for August 2 and September 14.
Would you like to show your community pride? Oil City Flags are available for purchase. Available sizes include: 12.5” x 15” garden flag for $13.25, 28” x 40” porch flag for $24.99, or large 3’ x 5’ flag ($115, special order). The new flags were coordinated by the Oil City Main Street Program, with initial inventory funded through Take Pride in Oil City.
Flags may be purchased at the Oil Region Alliance Office and or ordered by credit card and shipped for an additional $7 by calling (814) 677-3152.
This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s July 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.