Extended Hours Planned for Downtown Farmers' Market

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The city of Parkersburg is working to bring more business to the downtown farmers' market.

By extending the hours on some upcoming dates, vendors hope to give those who don't have time during regular hours an opportunity to stop by.

During this time, people can catch some live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and family activities like pumpkin painting.

"We talk to some folks who come by and they say 'we didn't even know you had any hours. We didn't even know you were down here.' So, we really wanna get some more exposure to let them know that there are some fresh, healthy foods down here, and it's a good activity I think for families to come to," Rickie Yeager, city planning administrator, said.

Yeager says if all goes well, vendors may have the option of having longer hours next year.

This year's extended hours are set for this Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will also be a costume contest the evening of October 2. Participants can register at the information booth until 5:30 p.m.

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