The streets will be alive with live music, art, crafts, local shopping features, plant sales, pub and restaurant specials, cool kids activities, community groups and much more on Saturday May 16th from 10 am till 4 pm at the much anticipated Village Market Day in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Over 70 vendors and exhibitors are scheduled to take part in what is shaping up to be the biggest Village Market Day ever!

Presented by the business community of Legendary Cumberland in partnership with Elevate the Arts, Village Market Day features an eclectic variety of vendors offering hand made, home made and fair trade goods and services. From art, candles, books and toys to wood carvings, fairy costumes, clothing, leather wear, jewelry, face painting and more – Village Market Day is a great mash up of community and commerce! Add to that delicious dining specials, locally brewed craft beer, yummy baking, gourmet deli sandwiches, fair trade coffee and chocolates and hand crafted pizza and you have a day filled with tasty treats to fuel the fun!

Local community organizations are also taking to streets! Support local festivals, conservation groups, schools, churches, museums and more by signing up as members or volunteers, buying raffle tickets or taking part in fundraising activities. Join in for 101 Sun Salutations at 10:45 at Purusa Mind + Movement and make a donation to the Cumberland Forest or pick up your Thunderball Tickets to support the Cumberland Community Schools Society.

Live musical performances include PK Tessmann, Keisa Cox, Egyptian Twists Belly Dancers, Annie Handley, Broke ‘N Merry, Alanna Clarke, Blaine Dunaway and James Gordon. Visit the Cumberland Museum and check out their cool new exhibits and learn about the rich history of the Village. Saturday evening you can take in Stephen Harper the Musical at 7:30 at Cumberland United Church – tickets at tinshack.tickit.ca. If you’re up for some dancing, Little Big Shot is playing at the Cumberland Hotel or you can check out a wicked Doors tribute show at the Waverley Hotel with The Unknown Soldiers. Check out www.cumberlandvillageworks.com for tickets.

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