The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce’s second Corcoran’s Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market event is being planned for next Friday, September 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Corcoran next to Christmas Tree Park.
This year’s farmers market have been big but next week’s event will boast more vendors, live music, and more activities for the whole family.
A beer and wine garden will be open along with live music from the AJM Band. The most entertaining band in central California! If you love the classic rock, blues, southern rock and boogie woogie songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s then you will love the AJM Band.
In addition to the health fair which is being sponsored by the Corcoran Hospital District there will also be a COVID-19 vaccination event as well with those getting the vaccination receiving an incentive of $75 in Corcoran Cash.
“Offering Corcoran Cash is the Chamber’s way to help make sure we keep the money circulating in Corcoran. These are the businesses who sponsor our sports teams, who make donations so that Cotton Festival can provide a fun atmosphere for all children, who purchase 4-H and FFA animals at the fair, who buy lunch and dinner tickets to help our local organizations with their fundraising goals, who give when families cannot afford to bury their children and so much more,” said Chamber Executive Director Lisa Shaw. “The Corcoran District Hospital received COVID-19 funding from the federal government to use in the Corcoran community for COVID-related issues and the Kings County Department of Public Health also received federal funding. An incentive was going to be offered and that is when I suggested Corcoran Cash, instead of sending people to neighboring towns to purchase items. I love our neighbors and what they have to offer, but our Chamber members and businesses were all hit hard during the pandemic and we want to make sure the money remains here.”
Food booths will include tacos, baked potatoes, elotes, burritos, shaved ice, beef jerky, aquas frescas, flautas, hot dogs and more. There will also be packaged fruit trays at the Eat A Rainbow booth and Veteran’s Outreach will once again sell their peach pies. The Corcoran Museum Committee booth will sell their homemade baked breads and cookies, fresh salsas and kettle korn.
Hand crafted items and other merchandise will include handmade soaps, and crocheted items from Burner Farmstead, G&R Rustics will sell shot glass trays, bottle openers, flower pots and framed mirrors; Images will also have a booth on hand with home décor, clothing and gift ideas and Lulu’s Floral Design will have fresh flowers.
Children’s activities include bounce house and games, free face painting, free hay rides and photo booth with the chamber’s mascot Clarabelle the Cow. There will also be a petting zoo, a cupcake walk, and a sidewalk chalk art contest, pretend to be a farmer booth and much more.
Members of the Central California Garrison 501st Legion will return to the event with a mighty military force including storm troopers, clone troopers and more. The Star Wars villains will be available for photos against a movie back drop.
For more information call Lisa Shaw at the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce at 992-4514 or stop by at 1040 Whitley Avenue.