Dressed in costume

Dressed in costume

Medieval Market bigger and better than ever

Come One! Come All! The Medieval Market welcomes the fair citizenry of Williams Lake this Saturday and Sunday.

Come One!  Come All!  The Medieval Market welcomes the fair citizenry of Williams Lake this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20.  The market will feature wares handmade by over 100 artisans.  While most artisans are from the Cariboo, some have journeyed from Prince George, the Lower Mainland, Merrit, Kamloops, and the Okanagan to attend our local fair.

When you purchase something at the market, not only are you buying something unique and beautiful, you also know that your dollars will stay in the community.  Along with returning favourite vendors selling pottery, weaving, jewelry, original art, clothing, books, hand-carved old-fashioned Santas, children’s toys, beeswax products, wreaths and garlands, hats and mitts, quilting, glassware, wood products, felting, musical instruments, photography, hand-tooled leather products, wooden pens, wood carvings, herbal products, furniture, baskets, olive oil products, garlic, and draw knives, we are happy to include many new vendors.

New food vendors are Two Raven Farms, Juanita Dalziel’s Sisters Soup Factory, Francoise Dutoit’s Hillside Garden Produce, Margaret Inoue with bean to bar microbatch Cocoaro Craft Chocolate,  LCSS Marketing Class’ Falcon Fusion, Abby Lodge’s Tink’s Treats, Donna Patterson’s canning and sauerkraut, and Rabbit Hill Farms.

New herbal vendors are Jackie Chipps’ Celestial Organic Herbals and Columneetza grad Shaylene Dahl’s new line of Over the Moon herbal products.

Woodworkers new to the market are Jim Benson with his wood-turning, Keith Chapman’s Intarsia wood art, Jan and Marcel Derentigny’s Wild Things in Wood, Robert and Bettina Johnson’s (Esk’et Tiny House) wood carving, and Ueli Suter’s Wealde Wood.

Metal workers new to the market are Samantha Mason’s Mason Forge/Mountain Shadow Metals, Betty and Brian Thomas’ horseshoe art, and Gerry Tenning’s metal décor.

New fine artists include Lindsey Neufeld’s Lantanide Arts, Mariah Reimer’s wood sculptures and Cheryl Norquay’s Whimsical Art.

Other new vendors are Grace Adamson with her crystals, Jodi Ballanger’s Dandelion Bucket,  Kaylne Beka’s Aloe and Salt Ceramics, Claire Bertoli’s Paper Mae, Shalene Ostrom’s Sassy X Stitching, Enola Chrona’s Hummingbird Creations (which include hand-beaded moccasins and mittens), Trish Chung’s felted fashion, Laurie Embree’s Pine Branch Pottery, Christine Mason’s A Peek in the Attic, Judy Gregg’s Just Knowing, Lindsay Harrison’s Strong Rocks, Olivia Steward’s Small Town Lettering Company, Zephyira Holdal’s Rogue-Z Crafts, Tara Holloway’s Finn and Ark, Andrea Hughes and Deena Rhodes from Ibea’s Quilting, Anneh Kessels’ Willow Bender baskets,  Sheila McQuarrie’s The Magic of Q, Mareike Moore’s sewing products and zentangles, Trish Morey and Heather Callander’s wooden hooks, Kim Robinson’s All Bottled Up, Jackie Simpson’s Forest Floor pine needle baskets, Sarah Shortreed’s Peony Hill barnwood frames, Carolyn Thompson’s The Mushroom Lady, The Society for Creative Anachronisms, and last, but most definitely not least, Terry Hopkins with his Caribou Custom Knives.

And we are thrilled to welcome back the good energy and great products of Norma Jones of Jones 2U.

Music will feature some long-time favourites and many new performers on two stages.  Musicians include Christine Constabel and Sherry Taylor, Jean Wellburn and Jola Jarecki, Quintet Plus, Cariboo Men’s Choir, the Big Lake Symphony Orchestra, youth fiddlers, Carmen Mutschele, Dena Bauman, Brandon Hoffman, Brent Morton, Troy Forcier, Sharon Hoffman, Harry Jennings, Angie Holdal, Craig Armstrong, and numerous students.

A special treat Saturday afternoon will be the bluegrass group, Devon Wells, who is currently on tour with the release of their new album, Waxing Moon.  Watch for the entertainment programme on facebook (Medieval Market Williams Lake) or in the ad in this paper.

The concession features hearty soups and wraps, smokies, treats, and Uncle Paul’s coffee.

The Medieval Market will be held at Lake City Secondary’s Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Admission is $5 for the weekend or $3 for Sunday only (kids under 12 free).

Again this year there will be three entrances to the market, two on Carson Drive and one on Comer Street.

If you are bringing a stroller, we suggest that you might prefer to shop on Sunday, when it is a little quieter.

All proceeds go to School District 27 students.

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