Over 100 vendors will pitch their tents and line the streets of Walled Lake to display their creative wares at the 36th Annual Market Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28
“Every year we pull in different vendors and a variety of entertainment to have a nice family-friendly event,” said Market Day Coordinator Janell Joyce.
Shoppers can choose from signature items such as bath and hygiene products, bed sheets, hand bags, laser art, pottery and candles.
Besides customized jewelry, lawn art, salsas, dip mixes, honeys and various produce, Avon and Pampered Chef products will be on hand.
Local merchants such as Audra’s Addictions and Patty’s Sandals will also take part in the event.
Product services will include the Mason’s child identification program, the Animal E.R. Center, Camp Bow Wow, and several chiropractors.
Apart from the immediate area, Joyce said that vendors come from surrounding communities and neighboring states. A 12-foot-by-12-foot vendor booth costs $50. Vendors are responsible for their own awnings, tents, and tables.
Patrons can expect a smorgasbord of food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, Greek cuisine, and funnel cakes, in addition to the kid-friendly fare such as snow cones, cotton candy, and caramel corn/apples.
The Lakes Area Arts Council has slated a different entertainment act every 30 minutes from noon to 3:30 p.m. with local talent presented by Big City Dance, Task Karate, Whistle Stop Cloggers, and the Dance Dynamics Performing Company.
Registration begins at 3 p.m. for the Walled Lake Downtown Development Authority-sponsored Lakes Area Idol and Talent Search for singers, actors, dancers and musicians to take center stage from 3:30-5 p.m.
Prizes will be donated by local businesses.
At 8 a.m., police will close off Walled Lake Drive from Witherall to Pontiac Trail, Liberty Street from Pontiac Trail to East Walled Lake Drive, and Ferland.
Parking will be available at Riley Park across from Pontiac Trail, on side streets, and in the lot adjacent to City Hall.
Handicapped parking will be available on Market Street east of Ferland.