Street Fairs are a great occasion for visitors and residents to enjoy their downtown areas. It is also an opportunity for a variety of small businesses to set up portable storefronts on the street.
Organizers of the seventh annual Weston Antique Market and Street Fair planned for Saturday say they are fulfilling both of those goals. More than 30 vendors will be selling their wares from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Avenue.
New this year will be the addition of a Kids' Karnival, which will be set up on the south end of Main Avenue. There will be a duck pond, Dig 4 Gold, Fish Pole Game, milk bottles with rings or ball, inflatable baseball game, inflatable three-row catch and Knock 'Em Down Game. Children will be able to win a variety of prizes with the games.
The West Virginia Glass Museum also will host its annual bottle show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Avenue location.
A popular local gospel group, Pray Z N Jesus, will start the entertainment at noon. The Kettle Pickers will play from 1 to 2 p.m. Variety Pack will take the stage from 2 to 3 p.m. Country favorite Blue Country will wrap up the day from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The Antique Market and Street Fair, the culmination of Weston's Amazing Week, has received funding from West Virginia Development Office, the Lewis County Commission, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, The Region E Tobacco Prevention Program and WHAW Radio.
All of the events, including the Antique Market and Street Fair, will be tobacco-free.
Vendors and their products are: Tonya Shriver, Thirty-One Gifts including hand bags, totes, accessory bags, home items, wallets, accessories; Teresa Mealey, Miche handbags and accessories; Military Museum and Lewis County Honor Guard; Juanita Palmer, all handmade items, bears, crochet items, purses, pet beds and other items; Tropical Freeze, shaved ice, coke, water, popsicles; Vernon Faris, silver plated wind chimes; Marie Worley-Lester, handmade items, "retro" jewelry, belts, scarves, beach bags, cat toys, feather barrettes; CERT Team; Mandy Jones, woodcrafts, candles; Weston Aglow, Aglow literature and water; Karen Eskew, purses, wallets, laptop cases, tote bags and jewelry; Edwin Bush, some antiques, mowers; Bathfitters, acrylic bath tubs, shower and wall systems; Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Rada knives and products; Yvette Raad, Italian and Polish sausage, french fries; Sharon Linger, homemade jewelry; Shady Hannigan, antiques, clocks, glass, woven coverlettes, quilts toys, first and very old items; Shop 'n Save, fresh produce; Ray Smith, Jane Lew Lions Club; Joyce Greenlief, Original Artwork, paintings, painted saws and saw blades; Gigi and Roger Richards, jewelry, crafts, new odd and end products; Frances Dempsey, Operation Christmas Child; Kevin Vallaincourt, primitive signs and decor; Van Spelsberg, antiques, T-shirts; Delores Mathew, Celebrating Home, candles, home decor, framed art; Katrina Posey, primitive decor, purses; Lee Stalnaker and Brian Gainer, mushroom workshop; Hackers' Creek Pioneer Descendants, fresh pepperoni buns; Jaime Belcastro, independent consultant for Jamberry Nails.