Annual Harvest Market slated for Thursday

T-R FILE PHOTO The 13th Street District will present its annual Harvest Market from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the district. Free and open to the public, the event celebrates the fall season. Local and area vendors will offer fresh produce, baked goods, artwork and more.

The 13th Street District will present its annual Harvest Market from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Free and open to the public, the event celebrates the fall season.

“This is our third year holding the Harvest Market; it’s a great way to enjoy fall and show the great work that’s been going on in the district the last five to 10 years,” event chair Christine Isom said.

A total of 30 vendors will be on hand, selling their fall produce, baked goods, chocolates, caramel apples, artwork and crafts.

“Every year we look to make it bigger and better. We have many unique vendors, both local and from other parts of the state,” Chair of Events Committee Heidi Draisey said. “People always enjoy the area produce because there’s a variety to pick from — more than just cucumbers and tomatoes.”

Food trucks will include Smokin’ G’s, Kayella’s Tacos and Clare’s Tenderloins. Vendors will include Madame Mary – Bloody Mary Mix, Whitmore’s Riverbottom Farms, Appleberry Farm and Messy Missy’s, among others. Lillie Mae Chocolates will offer double-dipped caramel apples and assorted treats. Aimee Deimerly-Snyder of Lillie Mae Chocolates, is also involved with marketing the Harvest Market.

“With the recent events of the tornado, we’re really excited to get people to the 13th Street District to rejoice in our community,” she said.

New this year will be Taylor Bear and Kayla McGehee offering Tarot and Oracle card readings, as well as spiritual/metaphysical tools and handmade crafts at their booth.

Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the classic rock sounds of Inner Lite, which will perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown will have its new ambulance on the grounds for people to see up close and learn more about. Free face painting will be offered.

“We’re really grateful to our sponsors: the Fauna Nord and Kelli Thurston Team at Premier Real Estate and State Farm Agents Jeff Linton, Phyllis Mazour and Mike Peschong,” Deimerly-Snyder said.

No dogs are allowed at the event by orders of the City of Marshalltown.

For more information, visit the 13th Street Marshalltown on Facebook.

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