I want to start this post with thanking the the town of Westcliffe, the community, our vendors and our customers. YOU are what makes our market successful and what gives our market it’s flavor and atmosphere. We have been blessed with excellent vendors, wonderful volunteers that bring our music and take care of the business part of the market, and mostly stellar customers.
After much thought and discussion, we have decided to cancel the 2020 market season. With the craziness that is going on in the world and because of the many different restrictions that are being placed on all markets, we have decided that it will not be feasible to have the market this year.
One of the restrictions that have been placed on the markets include not allowing any of the craft vendors to participate. The powers that be are concerned that having a full market won’t allow us to keep people moving and safe. Because those requirements are in effect, our market would be less than 10 vendors (more like 4 or 5). This is not sustainable and while we are sad not to be in the market, it’s the best decision that we could make for this season.
I have seen that Canon City’s market has decided to do a virtual market. Someone tagged me in a post on Facebook that we should do the same thing. I think that we should try it on our Facebook page and give our market’s customers and vendors a place that they can connect. I think the easiest way to do that is to have the vendors post what they have, with their contact info and pictures, and then customers can contact the vendors with what they want. Our Facebook page is here and as it gets going, hopefully, we’ll have vendors and customer’s connecting.
We will be back in 2021, stronger and ready to see everyone again…don’t for get about us!