Last chance till 2017 - Farmers Market's final day of season Oct. 29Saturday, Oct. 29 will be the last Farmers Market of the season in Bancroft Park.
According to Frank Schmidt, president of the Pikes Peak Farmers Market, the nonprofit association that oversees the popular summer-Saturdays sales event, about 30 vendors are expected - compared with close to 50 during the peak of summer.
Featuring growers and vendors from around the region - including Pueblo, Rocky Ford and Palisade - the market runs from early June until the last Saturday of October.
In keeping with tradition, the market is scheduled to return Saturday, June 10, 2017 (two weeks after Territory Days).
Following the same timetable is the small craft fair that the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society members organize as a fundraiser outside the History Center, across the street from the park at 24th Street and Pikes Peak Avenue.
The Bancroft Farmers Market started in 1988 as an offshoot of a downtown market that had initially been implemented by the CSU Extension Service. In recent years, Schmidt has said it's become the most popular of any markets his association organizes.
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