Arts and Entertainment

Marysville's HomeGrown accepting vendor applications

MARYSVILLE — Marysville’s annual street fair, HomeGrown, is accepting applications for artists, craftspeople, food vendors, and local producers of farm products and flowers.

HomeGrown 2011 will take place Aug. 12-13 on Third Street. Booth space for both days is currently $70, with prices increasing and availability decreasing the nearer it draws to the event.

This juried event is seeking Washington state artistry and quality, hand-crafted products. Organizers are also accepting musicians and street entertainers who are interested in performing in an encouraging, family-friendly environment on the downtown Marysville streets.

“Historic Third Street continues to offer convenient shopping in the heart of Marysville,” HomeGrown spokesperson Vicki Miniken said. “While at the festival, be sure to browse, shop and delight at the wonderful shops around Third Street. The eateries on Third Street have become local favorites, and wide varieties of goods and services are available, including gourmet foods, gifts, home décor, antiques, furniture, books, clothing, a nursery, a floral shop, pharmaceuticals and a fitness center.”

Because the show is juried, organizers ask that applicants send photos of the goods they wish to sell. All such sale items must be at least partially handcrafted and high quality, with no imported goods for resale, and no food unless it’s been previously agreed upon and properly permitted.

HomeGrown is in its 26th season and is sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association. More than 80 booths will run down the center of Third Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 13. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs and canopies. Water and electricity are not available unless special accommodations are made in advance with HomeGrown organizers, and additional costs will apply.

For an application or for more information, log onto www.marysvillemerchants.com, call 360-653-3538 or stop by Vintage Violets, located at 1521 Second St. Space choice priority will be given to early applicants.

“While planning your summer schedule, be sure to set aside time to spend at HomeGrown,” Miniken said. “The friendly atmosphere and hometown charm of the event are sure to please.”

 

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