Farmers Market Moves for MusicFest!

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CV Farmers Market
Makes a Move for MusicFest
(Thursday, July 4, 2013) Comox Valley Farmers Market will move to the parking lot of the CV
Sports Centre on Vanier Drive for the July 13th market only.
With the growing popularity of VI MusicFest and the CV Farmers Market, organizers of both
events worked together this year to help alleviate some of the problems with traffic and parking
that happen when nearly 13,000 people converge in one location.
“It was important to find the best possible solution,” said VI MusicFest Production Manager,
Cresslynn Fay. “The Market has been wonderfully accommodating and we’ll make sure
everyone coming to the Farmers Market on July 13th – finds it.” MusicFest volunteers will be
redirecting Farmers Market patrons to the temporary location and additional signage will be
CV Farmers Market hosts more then 60 vendors, drawing between 1,500 and 3,000 patrons
each Saturday. “This is a trial run,” says Vickie Brown, CV Farmers Markets Manager. “If we
can make it work it will make all of our lives easier in the years to come.” For many of the
vendors the Market is a major source of farm revenue.
Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds July 12 – 14
with gates open at 3:30 – Friday, July 12. For a complete list of all t