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City of Avon Park Farm & Flea Market to Kick-off Oktoberfest Event

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

City of Avon Park Farm & Flea Market to Kick-off Oktoberfest Event

AVON PARK, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2016) – The City of Avon Park announces 2nd Saturday Farm and Flea Market starting Oct. 8 at Donaldson Park from 7:30 AM-1:00 PM (or later). John McCraken with McCraken Farms will be organizing and managing the monthly market.

The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Avon Park Main Street CRA to keep the Oktoberfest event on Main Street after a year hiatus from the vendor and music event. “To keep tradition, and continue to provide our communities in county fun, we have decided to plan our Oktoberfest for the weekend following the Sebring Circle event.” Executive Director Melissa Finger announced recently at an Avon Park City Council meeting. The Avon Park Chamber has been in contact with the organizers of the Downtown Sebring Oktoberfest and plan on making next year a county wide event offering festivities in a different city every weekend the month of October 2017. “We hope to grow the Oktoberfest event to a county wide event, bringing in Lake Placid, ending the month with the Saturday night trick-r-treating in each city.”

The 2nd Saturday Farm & Flea Marketing and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce are currently looking for vendors for their events, contact information is listed below.

? 2nd Saturday Farm & Flea Market
This monthly event starts Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 AM. Interested Farm & Flea vendors are asked to contact John McCraken for details, and pricing.
This monthly market at Donaldson Park will provide many items from fresh fruit & vegetables, antiques, flea market items, and other misc. items. All are invited out to take a look, inventory and sale items will change on a month to month basis, don’t miss out on your chance to find something you didn’t know you needed!

? Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and Main Street CRA Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest 2016 will be held on Main Street Avon Park on October 8th from 10 AM until 8 PM. Interested food, craft, non-profit, and community organization vendors are welcome to set up shop. Please fill out the attached application and submit to the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce by October 1, 2016.
Live music, beer garden, food, and Main Street Business Specials will be offered that day. Be sure to visit Little Italy, the Tap Room, 18 East, El Chinchorro, The Music Box Café, NAPA Auto Parts, and Auto Options for event day specials. The Fast Tracks Slot Car Raceway, 121 W Main Street, Avon Park, will also have a special event on Saturday, October 8th, more details to come. The Avon Park Public Library will have Oktoberfest themed story and movie times, and the Peter Powell Roberts Museum will have tours throughout the day.

The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce strives to advance the economic programs and practices of its members by assuming a leadership role in expanding the income potential of member businesses and organizations thereby maintaining a quality environment in which to live, work, and conduct business. For more information, visit www.TheAPCC.net.