October 20, 2018, is bringing something special to downtown Fernandina. Normally open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, there have been so many wonderful artists and craftsmen requesting an additional market, their wish has been granted! In fact, there will also be an additional arts market on the third Saturday in November, too. This week you can look forward to some of your favorite artists such as Color Peace tye dies, Liz Lind’s beautiful artwork, and Gotz 2 Paint, a company specializing in wood working and pet portrait commissions just in time for the gift giving holiday season. We also have some new vendors who may quickly become your favorites. Iron Deuces Metal Works has amazing metal arts, but by far their most popular item is the Georgia Bulldog or Florida Gator fire pit. Honestly, the Gator fire pit has been the most popular, but with the Georgia/Florida game schedule for October 27th, this is a must have if you are throwing a party for this annual football rivalry. Another new vendor is Tiles by the Sea. Linda designs coasters, cutting boards and other tiles from her own art, your art, or photographs. Blue Cottage Pottery is a new vendor from Bruswick, Georgia, who debuted last week with hand crafted pottery designs like bowls, serving dishes and more.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, located adjacent to the Arts Market, on North Seventh Street, will also be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as they are every Saturday of the year, rain or shine. In addition to over 25 weekly food vendors with seasonal produce, a variety of proteins, and fresh baked breads, we will be hosting some of our occassional vendors such as our gluten-free vendor, Something Good; our friend Lydia is back with Succulent Designs of Vilano; Tucker is back with Topsy Toffee, Logan’s microgreens will be here, and Amanda’s Baked Confections returns with her tasty cakes, cupcakes, and cakes in a cup.
Our “Booth With a Cause” will be the Amelia Island Tree Conservancy, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church will be promoting their upcoming Fall Festival. Our music will be by Christopher Loomis. This is his first time playing at the farmers market, but I’m sure his arrangements of Beatle’s classics, 80’s fun, contempory, pop, country and Christian songs will have us all showing him a warm Fernandina Beach welcome. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Chris has collaborated with many artists recording original and contemporary hits. Chris is a classically trained pianist, plays both the bass and lead guitar, and sings. He is currently a dedicated teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Nassau County, a devoted husband, and a follower of Christ.
Autumn on Amelia Island offers some of the best weather of the year, and whether you come downtown for the Arts Market, the Farmers Market or the Amelia Cruizers car show, we are sure you will find something for everyone on this very special Saturday in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.