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CR Farmers Market looks to break records

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The Cedar Rapids Downtown District will welcome patrons to the second Downtown Farmers' Market of the season on  Saturday June 20th  from 7:30a.m.-Noon in Downtown Cedar Rapids. This year's markets include a record breaking 160 Iowa market vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and other activities. Free parking will be available in the 4th Avenue Parkade.

The market will be held along 3rd and 4th Avenues to include 2nd ,3rd Streets SE and Greene Square Park. Handicapped accessible parking will be available in the True North Parking lot along 5th Street SE.

New features this season include open mic sessions, a Green Space sponsorship, recycling program, and a pet policy offering guidelines for patrons that bring their pets to the market. The pet policy includes a maximum 4 foot leash requirement, as well as basic health and social interaction guidelines. Another addition to this season includes the acceptance of WIC checks  by  those vendors participating in both the City and Downtown Farmers' Markets.

Entertainment for the June 20th market includes Silverwings, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Jenny Cline Centre for Dance at Jane Boyd Center, Open Mic, Library Story Time, Iowa Children's Museum, Cedar Rapids Kernels, and street entertainment from Mark Brown and Junk Funk.

Online Producer:  Bob Waters

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