There are lots of activities planned for the Fernandina Beach Market Place and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market Saturday, November 16, 2019. For the first time, we have partnered with the United Memorial Methodist Church on North Sixth Street, to transform the farmers market into a huge Community Festival. There will be face painting, bounce houses, cookie decorating, Toddler Town, free hot dogs, and more in addition to games, a scavenger hunt, and about 70 vendor tents. This free community gift from the church to our neighbors, has been an annual event and we hope to contribute to the continuing excitement of this new partnership. The farmers and arts markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the festival runs from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.; be sure to post your pictures with the hashtag #LoveShowsUp.

Look for new vendors at the farmers market including Sweet Peach Cup Cakes. Their signature cupcake, the peach cupcake, is made without extracts – what you taste in this delicious treat is real peaches. They use only the highest quality ingredients in their seasonal and specialty cupcakes. Look for pumpkin chai, cookies and cream, triple chocolate, very vanilla and many other flavors.

Also new this week is the Guacamole King. This is the freshest, and tastiest, guacamole you’ve ever had. Watch as he mixes – then taste as he samples – a gigantic bowl of guacamole that is made and packaged onsite, at the farmers market. But wait, there’s more… we have a third new vendor this week. Stop by and welcome Joanna; this will be her first market with elderberry syrup. Other food vendors include our gluten-free vendor, seasonal produce, local honey, dog treats, fresh baked goods, yard eggs, beef, shrimp, milk, butter, soy candles, maple syrup, pecans, salmon, scallops, prepared dishes, dips, jams, jellies, jerky, pierogis, spices, and more!

The Arts Market offers woodworking, novelties, apparel, jewelry, artwork, signs, crafts and other hand-made specialties. Find us in historic Fernandina Beach, rain or shine. Well behaved, leashed pets are always welcome.