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Markets, corn and music fill B.C. Day long weekend in Vernon

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July 31, 2015 - 10:30 AM

VERNON - Another long weekend is upon us and if you are looking to get out and enjoy the summer heat Mother Nature will be gifting us this weekend, plus there is lots to keep you busy.

Environment Canada is calling for temperatures in the mid-30s with sunshine all weekend, but if you are looking for something beyond the beaches and parks check out one of the many markets happening around the region this weekend.

On Friday, July 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. is the Avenue Market in downtown Vernon and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the public market in Lumby. Saturday is also the Westside Open Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On holiday Monday the Vernon Farmer’s Market, featuring more than 200 local growers and artisans, will take place at Kal Tire Place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The summer-long outdoor concert series continues at 7 p.m. in Memorial Park in Armstrong on Friday and then on Saturday head down to Polson Park for Pagans in the Park starting at 10 a.m. There will be card readers, music, speakers, dance demonstrations and children’s activities.

This weekend two local farms will be celebrating corn. Starting Saturday at 11 a.m. Davison Orchards is hosting Corn Gone Crazy  with a corn roast, cooking demonstrations, tours and a corn eating contest. Caravan Farms near Armstrong will host a corn festival alongside its last market of the season on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be kids activities, food and craft vendors and of course fresh local corn.

If you are looking to escape the heat and get indoors head to the Okanagan Science Centre Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.to build and launch bottle and straw rockets or head to Gallery Vertigo in the evening for a performance by Modern Folk and James D Bryan & The Regulatorz.

If art is your thing, the 11th Annual Carr’s Landing Art Tour will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow the passport to visit artists’ studios, local wineries and shops where you can collect initials to complete your passport and be entered into a draw.

If you are willing to travel a bit further, head to Kamloops where the annual Kamloopa Pow Wow will be taking place, or even further north to Sun Peaks for the Annual Alpine Blossom Festival. Merritt is hosting the Rockin’ River Music Festival this weekend while Penticton is hosting the Ultra 520k Canada Race and a car show this weekend.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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