The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring several festivals and activities this summer and fall.
The Pierceton Market, open to all produce, craft and flea market/antique vendors, is held every Friday in Brower Park from 4 to 7 p.m. The chamber is still looking for more vendors and customers to visit this annual event. Produce, baked goods, crafts, soaps and more are available at the market, which changes week to week, according to the chamber.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., Pierceton is holding its annual open house free to the public where the citizen, business and spirit awards will be handed out. To nominate someone, go to piercetonchamber.com and fill out the form and return to the chamber before Wednesday.
The spirit award is voted on the day of the event, and Oldies 100.1 FM will be holding a live remote from outside the Community Building located behind the Pierceton Fire Station.
August is the agricultural month for Pierceton. Kicking off the event is the Agricultural Art Show at Lakeland Art Gallery all month. The entry fee is $5 and all ages, media and sizes of art will be accepted.
There will be judges’ and People’s Choice awards given, and all money collected goes back to the winners as awards. The only requirement is the work must have an agricultural theme of some sort, according to the chamber. For any questions, call 805-286-7696.
Also, it is time to sign up for the 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on Aug. 22. Preregister online for $15 or on the day of the event for $20, in Brower Park. All preregistered participants will receive a T-shirt.
There will be free beginning warm-up yoga in the park before the run, 8 to 8:20 a.m., by Warsaw Secret Fitness, the newest member of chamber. Unique prizes will be given to those who place in the run/walk.
The Heirloom Tomato Festival is the main event Aug. 22, in Brower Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The fest features over 125 different heirloom tomatoes on display, as well as tomato sandwiches, salsa and tomato pie competition with prizes, informative speakers, a kids’ play station, Lake City Bank Mobile, The Goldmine Pickers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. playing bluegrass music, animals to interact with from the farm, area churches and organizations providing food, over 40 vendors and crafters along with produce and more, according to the chamber.
(Story By The Times Union)