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Red River Market celebrates 100th farmer's market Saturday

The popular market will mark the event with prize drawings, party hats and commemorative stickers for attendees.

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The Red River Market will celebrate its 100th farmer's market on Saturday, Oct. 10. The popular summer destination for locally produced food, goods and entertainment has plenty of room for social distancing, as seen in this July 2020 photo. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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FARGO - The Red River Market is celebrating its 100th farmer’s market event this Saturday, Oct. 10.

The market, which has been held the last couple years in the neighboring parking lots for The Forum and the Loudon Building at the corner of First Avenue North and Fifth Street, will include some special additions for the day.

There will be prize drawings and visitors will receive a party hat and a free commemorative 100th Market Day sticker designed by local artist, Jack Machacek. The market’s signature 1949 red Chevy truck will also be decorated for fall family photos.

The market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be more than 40 vendors selling produce, meat, eggs, bakery, pantry items, household goods and art. Hot food and beverages will also be available.

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Visitors can take in live performances by local musicians: Hunter Webster and Kara Brusven from 10-11 a.m.; Annabelle Maher from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Jessica Vines and Connor Lee from 1-2 p.m.

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The market and its vendors have created a layout to allow for social distancing. Visitors can find all vendor requirements and visitor guidelines at www.redriver.market/covid .

All vendors accept SNAP/EBT on eligible products and Red River Market matches purchases up to $10 per person per visit at the information booth.

The market will be held Saturdays through Oct. 31. More information on vendors and parking is available at www.redriver.market.

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People swing dance at the Red River Market while the musical group Safe Space performs on Saturday, July 11. The market is celebrating its 100 event this Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1st Avenue North and 5th Street in downtown Fargo. (Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum)

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Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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