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YES Kids Day at the Livingston Farmers Market

  • Sacajawea Park Band Shell 229 River Drive Livingston, MT, 59047 United States (map)

Say YES and come to YES Kids Day at the Livingston Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 27th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Miles Band Shell Park next to the Civic Center. This special event celebrates Western Sustainability Exchange’s Young Entrepreneurial Stewards (YES) program. Kids who want to have a booth will get a space for free whether or not they attended a YES camp or YES club meeting, so there should be lots of creative kids’ booths. Child Care Connections will be coming from Bozeman to give out free bicycle helmets for kids. It’s first come, first serve and they always run out, so get there early. It’s one of the only times they visit Livingston with free helmets. The Livingston Police Department will have a booth with some fun games and prizes, and Joe Brooks with Trout Unlimited will be offering free fly casting instruction to kids of all ages, including adults who are young at heart. Crowd favorite Someday Miss Pray will be the musical guests that evening.

Western Sustainability Exchange puts on the farmers market every Wednesday from May 30th through September 19th between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Miles Band Shell Park, rain or shine. Doc Tari, formerly of Cottonwood Line but now a one-man band, will bring his eclectic music to the July 4th farmers market. Yes, there will be a farmers market on the 4th of July!

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons will be available starting on June 27th at Western Sustainability Exchange’s booth between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. until supplies run out. Seniors 60 and over who make under a certain amount can apply for these coupons, which allow them to get $50 worth of Montana-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and honey from participating vendors for free.

Like last year, River Drive is closed during the farmers market to provide safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, but the Civic Center parking lot is still open. It is the same closure that Summerfest has, and it has allowed the market to expand into and across the road, so don’t forget to check for booths next to the lagoon. There's a free bike valet behind the stage to keep bikes safe and out of the way during the market. LINKs for Learning is doing it as a free service, but donations are always welcome.