The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will hold its Back to School Kids Days Bash on Saturday August 22, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Covered Bridge in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.
Scheduled activities for the Back to School Kids Days Bash:
- Little Pete’s Railroad will be giving train rides
- The Girl Scouts – Smoky Shadows Troop will demonstrate and help kids make items for the garden
- The Gatlinburg Fire Department will bring a fire engine for kids to climb on and explore
- A water balloon extravaganza
- Giant bubbles to blow
- Chalk drawing
- Face painting
- A Walk in the Woods will be leading eco activities
- Food City will be leading games about healthy food choices
- Many other members of the Sevier County community are also offering activities
In addition, a fun market-wide treasure hunt will have kids searching for clues throughout the market area and at vendor booths, while learning about agriculture and hand crafting items. Kids Day is sponsored by a grant from Slow Food Tennessee Valley.
“Families are invited to join us for fun and games while learning about the merits of shopping for home-grown food and locally-made crafts,” says market manager Stacey Adam. “The activities have an educational twist that give kids an idea of where food comes from, how it is grown and ideas of healthy options, all while having fun. Major components of a healthy lifestyle are having fun, learning new things, and learning new things while having fun. We want to be a place where our community can come to get fresh, locally produced food, while having fun and positive experiences in connection with healthy choices.”
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday through Oct 17th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Covered Bridge in the Arts and Crafts Community, 849 Glades Road in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Kids Days are held every fourth Saturday of the month. Vendors will be on site to provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations. EBT/SNAP is accepted. Come get local with us!
Photos: Kopelcheck Photography/Gatlinburg Farmers Market