Saturday, May 4th will be the day to be on the Prince George County Government Complex. The County is hosting many events on that day. It is the annual kickoff of the Prince George Farmers' Market, which will be co-sponsoring the day with the Prince George Woman's Club and the Hometown Heroes. Events begin at 8 AM and last until 12 PM.
The Woman's Club will have its annual Community Day next to the Scott Park Memorial Drive Pavilion. The will have several vendors selling crafts, food, plants, etc. It always offers a little something for everyone in the family.
The Prince George Hometown Heroes will hold the 2019 Hometown Heroes 5K Run/Walk, a 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run, and a Kinder-Dash (ages 3-6). They will have concessions at the Scott Park Concession Stand next to the baseball fields as well as events for the kids on the upper baseball field. At last count, there were approximately 200 people registered in the events.
Prince George Parks and Recreation will host a Community Art Exhibit at the Prince George Library from 10 AM to 3 PM. Local artists will be displaying their paintings, photography, sculpture, and other media. The exhibit will be in the meeting room at the library.
Finally, it is the kickoff of the 2019 Farmers Market season. The vendor orientation was on Thursday, April 25 and the vendors are very excited about the upcoming season. Some mentioned that their customers have been asking when the season will begin. The market supports local growers/producers and artisans. The core group of vendors will be returning along with some new vendors. We encourage all County residents to spread the word and join us each Saturday through the end of October. On August 31, the market will close for the Labor Day Weekend. Markets will be held rain or shine.
There will be three expanded-offering markets this summer in June, July, and August. Details are still being ironed out, but the first one will be on June 22 and will be a "Kid's Day at the Market". There will be special events and exhibitions for children of all ages. More details will be forthcoming.
As in previous years, the Market will provide credit/debit card and SNAP/EBT card swipes for tokens. This allows customers to shop at the market without cash. You are the equivalent in wooden tokens to spend with vendors at the market like cash. SNAP/EBT purchases can only be made for product on the acceptable use list. For more information on either, please see the Market Manager on staff each Saturday near the Scott Park entrance of the pavilion.