“This year, they are building on that success and have some great events planned.”
The market will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May to October with vendors setting up around the 12th Street plaza near the Venango County courthouse
The schedule includes three Artisan Market Days in which the island will feature handcrafted wares and demonstrations. The first on July 2 will include a red, white and blue theme in support of the city’s parade that day. On July 23 will be this year’s Christmas in July with a visit from Santa. On August 27 a Harvest celebration with a focus on produce.
Andrea Reiser and Robyn Troetschel, the event coordinators, noted the Artisan events introduce shoppers to additional vendors outside the weekly participants. And they are still looking for artists and crafters of all kinds.
Applications to participate in the Artisan days are being accepted through May 10. The cost is $15 per date and vendors may choose to do any combination of the three days. Applications are available on the Franklin Curb Market Facebook page. They can be returned to Beith at 430 13th Street, Franklin 16323 or email@example.com.
In addition to the Artisan days, the market’s full-time vendors will host a Patriot Day on September 10 to honor military personnel and first responders. Giveaways and prizes will be offered. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
Special note: Oil City's Farmer's Market on Central Avenue Plaza is slated to open June 16. They are currently accepting vendor applications. Interested vendors can call the Oil Street Main Street Program office at 814-677-3152. There will be further information on Eight & 322 soon about this.
Additional information on Franklin’s events is posted online at the city’s event website www.franklinpa.gov/events as well as on the event’s Facebook page @FranklinPAEvents.