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On Saturday, the Moonlight Market returns to College Square in Berea from 6-10 p.m.
Laura Wick, one of the event's organizers, provides more details.
1 What is the Moonlight Market?
Moonlight Market is a new outdoor night market in Berea, featuring local goods, live music, food trucks and drinks on the Boone Tavern patio. The event is free and open to the public, and is a collaborative effort of Boone Tavern, The White Stitch, Berea Makers Market and the Berea College Visitor Center.
2 Why did you all decide to host an event like this?
We wanted to bring locals and visitors to College Square, to enjoy Berea's small town charm, and to celebrate local small businesses and artists. This event is meant to bring our community together for a festive, cheerful night under the stars.
3 What can people expect at the market?
The market opens at 6 p.m., with live music performances from Tyler Devall Thompson starting at 6 and Maggie Lander starting at 8. Local craft vendors and small businesses will be featured in the outdoor market on Short Street, and food trucks will also be on site. The Boone Tavern patio will be open, offering craft beers and cocktails for attendees 21 and over.
4 Will there be any activities for kids?
Yes! There will be free kids' craft activities generously offered by Stick + Brush Kids Art Studio and Holding Hands Montessori School. You'll find their booths on the lawn outside Gallery 103.
5 Where is parking and any other important info for attendees?
Attendees can utilize the Berea College parking lots on College Square, as well as the Seabury Center lot which is a short walk from Boone Tavern. Some streets will be closed for the market, including Short Street behind Boone Tavern, so attendees should look for Event Parking signs, and if possible walking or biking to the event is encouraged. More details can be found by visiting the event page on Facebook.
Five more for the weekend, week ahead:
• Guided Hike at the Pinnacles, today, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. each day at the Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Road, Berea. Weather permitting, a Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the BC Forest. For more information, call 859-756-3315.
• "The Merchant of Venice," today and Saturday from 8-10 p.m., at The Spotlight Playhouse, 214 Richmond Rd. N., Berea. In this performance, Shylock asks for a pound of flesh as part of a loan contract (weird), Bassanio agrees to it (weirder), and Portia saves the day by cross-dressing and pretending to practice the law (perfectly normal). For more information, visit thespotlightplayhouse.com.
• An Evening of Bluegrass and Folk with Olde Towne Project (Curt Chapman, Danny Barnes, Robin Barrett, and Randall Conn) Wanda Barnett, and Pam Perry, Saturday, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center. Tickets $25 (includes food). Please contact the Richmond Area Arts Council to purchase your ticket.
• Richmond Lodge No. 25's Slammin' Jammin' Bratfest, Thursday from 6-8 p.m., at the Richmond Masonic Temple, 217 S. Porter Drive.
• Jammin' on the Porch, Thursday at 7 p.m., Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W Jefferson St., Berea. Bring your instrument and join in the jam session. Father and daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb host the event. For more information, call the Berea Welcome Center at 800-598-5263 or 859-986-2540.
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