City Market opens this weekend
The Charlottesville City Market kicks off this Saturday, April 3 at 7am in the Water Street parking lots. There are 111 vendors this year, 15 more than last; and First Street will be closed to accommodate them.
There’s also a new market this year, The Market at Pen Park, which will open Tuesday, May 4 in Pen Park off of Rio Road. Like the Farmers in the Park at Meade Park, which opens Wednesday, May 4, the Pen Park market will be open from 3pm to 7pm.
“So many vendors have asked to be a part of the market,” says City Market manager Stephanie Anderegg-Maloy, “ but we didn’t have room for them. Now we do.”
Anderegg-Maloy says that 25 additional vendors have already signed up for the Pen Park market, which will be similar to the City Market in the variety of vendors on hand.
Anderegg-Maloy wants to remind people that the Charlottesville 10-Miler is on Saturday as well, which runs across the West end of the Downtown Mall and down Water Street, so it might be a good idea to enter via Garrett Street.
Oh, there’s also a new market vendor website this year [vendors.charlottesvillecitymarket.com], where vendors can create a listing and provide detailed information about who they are and what they offer.