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Marysville Street Festival seeks vendors

By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Marysville Globe Reporter
June 26, 2013 · 10:12 AM
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From left, Alondra, Maria, Suzie and Khiara Morgan browsed over a table of gourmet dog treats during last year’s Homegrown Festival. / File Photo

MARYSVILLE — The “Marysville Street Festival 2013: A Handmade & Homegrown Event,” previously known as the Homegrown Festival, is seeking vendors and volunteers to provide a marketplace to showcase local produce, artisans, musicians and artists yet again this year, displaying works and demonstrating crafts on Third Street for three days in Marysville from Aug. 9-11.

All goods must live up to the “Homegrown” label by being handcrafted in Washington state and of “the highest quality” for the juried festival, sponsored by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association, which will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Organizers are also accepting musicians and street entertainers who are interested in performing in “an encouraging, family-friendly environment” on the downtown Marysville streets. Entertainment Coordinator Eric Schoonmaker may be reached via email at bassistpeculiare@live.com.

“Historic Third Street continues to offer convenient shopping in the heart of Marysville,” Homegrown vendor coordinator 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.”

Last year marked the Homegrown Festival’s 27th year on Third Street, during which a bout of good weather helped to draw between 3,000-5,000 attendees, according to Miniken.

A booth space for all three days is $100 until July 31, after which prices increase as the event dates draw nearer.

This year’s Marysville Street Festival is also seeking volunteers to build stage sets, serve as stagehands and perform various other tasks.

“If you or someone you know would like to volunteer your time or talent please contact us,” said Miniken, who hopes to hear from artists, craftspeople, food vendors, and local producers of farm products and flowers via email at mvillehomegrown@gmail.com.

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

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