October is National Book month and we will be having a Support Your Local Author Event right here in the market on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We hope you and yours will come out and support our local tri-county area published writers, ask lots of questions and even start a few writers groups. Yes, the vendor spaces are rapidly filling up and some of our vendors have moved to different spaces around the market. All just in time for the influx of tourists coming to the area to enjoy the weather, the natural resources and just because they can. Hopefully, we all will either get some great bargains or make some money over the next couple of months.
Hello everyone hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Yes, we could use a little rain to tamp down the dust and help out our lawns but it should be a very nice one. Mornings are getting cooler and lasting just a tiny bit longer. People are decorating their yards and houses with fall colors and Halloween will be here before you know it. The market people just love this time of year as more people are coming back to the area and everyone pretty much just loves the upcoming holiday. Especially, Sonny, the owner. He and his volunteers are busy putting up decorations, displays and getting the Haunted house ready for the kids and adults to enjoy.
The Chiefland Farmers Flea Market is changing for the upcoming season and bringing in more and more artists of all types as well as inspiring new small businesses. Next month the market is sponsoring a local published author event which features published writers from, not only the tri-county area, but those in the surrounding counties as well. So far we have about 9 published authors and an editor interested in sharing their books and stories about writing, publishing, marketing and editing stories with anyone who has an interest.
We are in the hot and muggy normal weather days of August. Thankfully, near the end of the month and fall is just around the corner. The kids are back in school and the fall and winter tourists are slowly returning from up north and out west. With the change in weather (we hope to cooler temps) there will be more events happening in and around the market so please keep checking out our Calendar of Events on the sidebar so you won’t miss anything. We, of course, also post each of the events to our Facebook page. Today we have the Fall and Winter Beginners Gardening Talk on the Red Row.
If you haven’t seen last week’s edition of the Chiefland newspaper you missed a treat as our very own Sonny and Lydia were featured on the front page. It seems that Sonny Griffeth’s first business license for the Chiefland Farmers Flea Market was issued by the city of Chiefland on August 18, 1999. There was a write-up in the Chiefland Citizen of Mr. McCormick selling the market to Sonny. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY