Heritage Days Festival to includes crafters, food, music

The New Market Chamber of Commerce will hold its 22nd annual Heritage Days Festival this weekend.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Congress Street in New Market. There is no fee to attend the event.

The festival typically brings in over 1,000 people to New Market, said Liz Gum, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce for New Market.

“People come out to support the vendors and to purchase gifts for the upcoming holidays. They also like to hear the music and usually are followers of the groups,” she said.

“Everyone enjoys eating all the different varieties of food offered and they almost always see someone they have not seen in a while,” she added. “They like to support their town.”

She said activities on Saturday include a bounce house, and performances at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. by The Dean Burkett Magical Show. Live music will be held at 11 a.m. by Psycho Rocky, 1 p.m. by The Rinards, and at 3:30 p.m. by Sound Solutions.

Activities on Sunday include live music from noon to 2 p.m. by Brian Buchanan, and 3 to 5 p.m. by Sound Solutions.

Both days will offer an s gauge train display. Vendors including those selling quilting, crocheted items, soy candles, antiques, Civil War items, paracord bracelets, dog leashes and collars, ceramics, Longaberger baskets, homemade silver jewelry, Premier jewelry, old fashioned candies, homemade soups, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, Real Time Pain Relief and more.

Food vendors will include Frank’s BarBQ, B&C Rinds, A Bakers Dozen donuts, New Market Rotary Club, StickE Fingers, Newland Concessions, Mark Farnsworth homemade ice cream, Poppy’s Kettle Corn and homemade pimento cheese by Brenda Neese.

Suzanne’s Studio will also be at the festival with original canvas art. She will also have a kid’s activity booth set up where they can paint a 5-by-7-inch canvas panel.

Charles Miller, author of “Rising Wind,” and Tonya Royston, author of “The Sunset Trilogy,” will be available for book signings both days.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137, ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com.

If You Go
Where: Congress Street in New Market.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Cost: Free.