Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)

Farmhouse Deli will be one of the vendors at the new OK Falls winter market, offering preserves, baked goods, frozen soups and more. (Contributed)

New winter market set to launch in South Okanagan

Yes, there will be ugly Christmas sweaters

A new winter market will grace Main Street in Okanagan Falls beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.

The six-week market will feature crafters, artists and local small businesses from Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos and Penticton and maybe more as additional vendors are added.

“Six weeks of shopping, socializing and bringing cheer to our community,” is what the market hopes to bring to OK Falls, said organizer Elaine Chernoff.

READ MORE: Santa pays early visit to Penticton

The market will be held Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 14 to Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Five vendors have already committed to all six weeks of the market in its inaugural year.

The vendors will be selling a wide range of items including things like jewelry, art, glassware, pottery, masks, bags, baked goods, preserved food, gnomes, and ugly Christmas sweaters.

Fifteen additional vendors will also be joining the market at different times, adding to the wide variety of gifts and goods.

Some of the items offered by the 15 other vendors will include hand-knit dog clothes, doll clothes, wood crafts, crystals, kitchen fabric, macrame, skin and body products and gift packages.

A consignment system is available for local artists and crafters as well, they will be featured in the reception area.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Masks and hand sanitizer will be mandatory, and guests will be required to sign-in for contact tracing.

The market will be held at 857 Main Street in OK Falls, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 97.

For additional details or to join the vendor wait-list, contact event organizer Elaine Chernoff at 250-490-6449.

“Making the space affordable to both the volunteer organizers and the vendors is key to success, especially in our small community. Locals will not pay big city prices to rent space,” said Chernoff.

READ MORE: Pentictonites take top prizes in Agur Lake Camp fundraiser



jesse.day@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Christmas

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by Interior Health at Rutland Senior Secondary Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Case of COVID-19 confirmed at Rutland Senior Secondary

Interior Health lists possible exposure dates as Nov. 23-25, 27

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
First Nations Leadership Council demands justice for victims of Kelowna social worker

Union of BC Indian Chiefs calls actions of Robert Saunders nothing short of ‘complete depravity’

(City of West Kelowna)
Large West Kelowna housing development back on the table

Council considering rezoning to accommodate 184 housing units, project hopes for ~933 by completion

Kelowna videographer Noah van der Eerden details why he thinks Kelowna is the best city in his video. (Noah van der Eerden - YouTube)
Videographer shows off Kelowna’s beautiful sights in heartfelt video

Noah van der Eerden moved to Kelowna from Vancouver two years ago

Children wait using physical distancing after getting their pictures taken at picture day at St. Barnabas Catholic School during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, Ont., on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Update: COVID-19 cases confirmed at more Kelowna schools

Interior Health announced a case has been confirmed at Chute Lake Elementary

A snow moon rises over Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2020. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 is Mountain Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Dec. 6 to 12

Mountain Day, Dewey Decimal System Day and Lard Day are all coming up this week

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus are spearheading a project which hopes to improve the mental health of seniors living in rural B.C. communities. (Unsplash.com image)
UBCO researchers interview caregivers for rural adults’ mental health concern

The researchers are looking for participants who live or have relatives in rural communities

A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that's ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)
WEB POLL: Will you take a vaccine for COVID-19?

Doses are expected to arrive in the new year

Travis Hirlaka, Vernon
PHOTOS: Sunrise paints Okanagan skies

Residents in the Okanagan captured stunning shots of a colourful start to Saturday

Staff and students at Vernon’s Fulton Secondary School were evacuated due to an electrical short that sent one person to hospital Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Vernon high school evacuated, one person injured by electrical short

Incident at Clarence Fulton Secondary forced brief evacuation Friday afternoon

Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)
COLUMN: Petitions show loss of faith in democratic process

Online petitions from third-party sources have taken aim at elected officials in Canada

Chinook salmon spawning in the Fraser River near Tete Jeune Cache. ((Shane Kalyn photo, property of the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance)
North-Okanagan Shuswap MP petitions government to reform salmon management

Mel Arnold tables petition to allow more angler access to non-threatened Fraser River chinook salmon

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Shuswap Cider Company has applied for a licence that would accommodate a cider manufacturing facility, a tasting room and patio/lounge area at Westgate Market in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Cider manufacturing facilty, tasting room and patio proposed for Salmon Arm

Council asked to raise a virtual glass to a licence for a cidery and amenities in Westgate Mall

Most Read