March 1 is the Last Day to Apply for the Charleston Farmers Market

Every spring I wait for the “big news” from the City of Charleston. The big news I wait for is the opening date of the Charleston Farmers Market. It is such an important part of the city’s cultural scene for locals as well as tourists. Almost every Saturday, we head out for crepes & mini doughnuts! And of course the famous lemonade and fresh seasonal produce!

On hot summer mornings and almost 9 months a year, the Charleston Farmers Market on Marion Square offers live entertainment, sidewalk cafes for tasty brunch items, and a comprehensive crafts and artisan market, featuring indigenous and handmade items for sale.

The 2011 Charleston Farmers Market is scheduled to open on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 8am-2pm and will run through late December.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by 5pm, jurying will commence immediately after the application deadline.  There is a non-refundable application fee of $15 per submission.

Musicians and ensembles interested in performing at the Charleston Farmers Market need to submit a brief proposal to the Charleston Farmers Market Coordinator at FarmersMarket@charleston-sc.gov listing their performance history, press materials, website address and contact information, CD/DVD or other sample of their work and a cover letter listing the reason you want to perform as part of the CFM.

Click here for the applications and rules.

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