Summer fun planned at the Wadena Farmers Market

Art-inspired events are planned all summer long to bring more reasons to gather at the Wadena Farmer's Market.

The Wadena Farmers Market is open Friday afternoons and features vendors selling a variety of locally grown food.
The Wadena Farmers Market is open Friday afternoons and features vendors selling a variety of locally grown food.
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The Wadena Farmers Market will be holding a series of fun, creative events this market season funded by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.
From June through September, the Farmers Market will have these activities at the market on the second and fourth Fridays of the month during the normal market hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn next to Wesley Hospital. These events will be free and open to the public, although for some events, it should be noted that supplies will be limited and it will be first-come, first-serve, according to a University of Minnesota Extension news release.

Children, adults, and the elderly are welcome to enjoy these events, so check out what each of these events entails.

June 10

Hula Hooping and Hula Hoop-making (all ages)
With Tess Kirkland of FanTESStic, has experience with doing tricks with hula hoops as well as making them.
In addition, there will be a separate, community-sponsored plant sale this day to fundraise for POP+ (Power of Produce)—not grant-funded, but a great way to support the community!

June 24

Music by Kyle Colby and Take-and-Make Kits (all ages and for kids)
Kyle Colby is a great local musician you can come and listen to, as well as grab some craft kits to complete at home!

July 8

Art Cart Crafts and Artmaking (all ages; geared towards kids)
With Maria Ervasti of the Staples Art Cart Studio: will have opportunities to do some fun art projects!


July 22

Scribbletastic Fun-O-Matic Command Post (all ages)
With Brad Wegscheid: will have opportunities to draw, doodle, and express yourself!

August 12

Face-painting and Photo Fun (for kids) With Beth Kern and others
Beth will be doing face-painting while there will be an opportunity to have photos you’ve taken at the Farmers Market printed and framed.

August 26

Music by Ben Ranson and Art Bar 39 (all ages)
Ben Ranson will be playing some great music while local Art Bar 39 does a fun activity!

September 9

Tae Kwondo (all ages; geared towards older adults)
With Instructor Lolita Meyers: learn an artistic and physically engaging practice.

September 23

Framed Dried Flower Pictures (all ages)
With Anna Wood: make a fun piece of art to hang around your house.

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