With the July 4th holiday weekend upon us, Kent will be in full swing with the annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, July 5th. This all day celebration features the Jeff Graham Memorial Fireworks, Kent Idol Singing Contest, Kent Historic Train Rides, Ducks over the Falls, Live music and entertainment all day on three stages, 5K & 10 Race & one mile fun run, Children’s Play area, well over 100 food and craft booths, and many more local displays. And as expected for anything in Kent, the people watching is a great show in and of itself. Don’t miss it.
I can’t possibly due the event justice within the limits of a blog so here’s just the highlights.
And if you’ve got time in the morning, wander on down to the Kent Farmer’s Market at the intersection of Stow Street (Summit Street extended) and Franklin Avenue. Not only is there more great local food, there’s free music as part of the “Music at the Market” Series.
Kent’s Haymaker Farmers’ Market will continue its 16th anniversary celebration by hosting a concert by acoustic guitarist Timothy Koehler. The performance will commence promptly at 10:30 am this Saturday, July 5th at the market site, opposite the Pub on Franklin Avenue near the Haymaker overpass. This concert will be the second in the “Music at the Market” series that focuses on bringing local musicians to perform in the open-air setting of the farmers’ market.
Mr. Koehler plays acoustically and describes his music as “classical” with some contemporary arrangements of popular songs as well. He goes on to add, “All I need to play, is my guitar.”
This week the market will be offering the freshest farm produce available from area farmers including: green onions, tomatoes, Swiss chard, summer squash, green garlic, herbs, peas, beans and flowers. Area bakers will be providing fresh baked breads and sweets as well as jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup. As always, everything is locally grown or produced.