North Main Street Fair is new addition to Summerfest.

July 8, 2015
From left: Jennifer Miller, Karl Reeds and Sally Cole.

From left: Jennifer Miller, Karl Reeds and Sally Cole.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — The annual Scottville Summerfest takes place this weekend with events Friday through Sunday. See related story here.

One of the events that is new this year is the North Main Street Fair, which will put emphasis on the businesses that are located north of State Street. Summerfest has traditionally been centered around Main Street south of State Street.

“There are some really great events planned for the weekend,” said Sally Cole of Cole’s Antiques Villa, located at 120 N. Main Street. “We wanted to add to those events and encourage people to come to the north side of downtown.”

Karl Reeds, owner of North Country Cafe, at 110 N. Main Street, recently acquired the empty lot that sits between his restaurant and Cole’s. The lot has been cleaned up and will be where most of the activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We decided it’d be lots of fun to fill the empty lot between us with a variety of vendors for added entertainment during Scottville’s Summerfest,” Cole said. “This event not only adds to the fun already planned for Scottville that day but also supports several groups with fund raising efforts.”

Scottville’s Harvest Festival Queen, Lexi Morris and friends will paint faces for the younger crowd, the Scottville PTC will continue its efforts in fund raising for the elementary playground equipment and the Wood Turners Association will have several lathes on site turning wood and will be selling handmade wares for a charity cause. Also, there will be handmade children’s toys, crafted decor items, quilts, ceramics and even a few bird houses.

Five vintage booths will offer antique furniture, decoratives for inside and outside the home, and lots more. To spice up the mix, popular modern vendors will be present: Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Clever Containers, Norwex and doTerra Essential Oils.

North Country Cafe will be offering outdoor service of Walking Tacos, Hotdogs, Pizza and fresh baked cookies for hungry visitors.

In addition, just north of Cole’s Antiques Villa, Miller’s Marketplace hosts the Scottville Farmers Market each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, and will have live, acoustic music from 10 a.m. to noon. Jen Miller, owner of the Marketplace, said she’s hoping to have more vendors setting up on Saturdays as the new business becomes established.

“I’m really trying to get the weekend farmers market going again here in Scottville,” Miller said. “So far the response has been a little slow, but I’m confident as more people know about the marketplace we’ll get more farmers and gardeners wanting to sell their fresh produce here. Summerfest weekend is a great opportunity for visitors to check out our indoor and outdoor space, and for growers to give the new Scottville Farmers Market a try.”

Anyone interested in participating in the Farmers Market may contact Miller at 231-233-1584. Contact number for Cole regarding the North Main ~ Street Fair is 231-936-1123.

 

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