The Warren County Farmers Moonlight Market will be open after dark this Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m. This will be the first time the market has been open after dark.
McMinnville Mayor Norman Rone said, “We are excited about this. I got this idea from Nashville’s Mayor. The farmers market in Nashville stays open during the night. I hope everyone will show up and bring their families with them.”
Market president J.B. Brown said vendors will test run the market after dark for three months next year to see if business is strong during that time. There is a possibility the market will omit being open on Fridays, as Friday seems to be the slowest business day for vendors.
High Roller Smokers BBQ will be selling food during the Moonlight Market such as pulled pork nachos, BBQ stuffed baked potatoes, pulled pork sandwiches and plates. Drinks and desserts will also be available. Tables will be set up and vendors hope people stop by to eat dinner.
Brown said, “We are hoping for a good turnout not only from vendors but also from customers. We are hoping to catch traffic after work and also maybe catch people who walk though town after dark. We are trying something new and are always looking for new ideas. If this takes off and grows, we would like to do this twice a month next year.”
Brown would like to have live music during the event, but has not confirmed anyone for this Thursday.
As always, patrons will be able to choose from a large assortment of fresh vegetables, fruit, canned and baked goods, flowers and plants for purchase.
For more information, visit www.warrentnfarmersmarket.org.