Ste. Anne Farmer’s Market celebrating Halloween Saturday
Final weekend for outdoor season
The Ste. Anne Farmer’s Market will conclude its 13th outdoor season this weekend, but before moving everything to the indoor winter market, organizers have planned a host of Halloween themed events to take place Saturday.
Patti Murphy, coordinator for the longrunning farmer’s market, says there will be an abundance of fall harvest vegetables and gourds during the Oct. 26 sale, as well as many activities for kids including the following:
Costumes and hot chocolate
All ghosts, witches, super heroes and more are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to Saturday’s market to receive a ticket for a free hot chocolate. Participants must go to the Halloween Headquarters Tent to get their treat.
Pumpkin decorating contest
The market will supply the pumpkins and craft supplies while children under 10-years-old can supply the creativity during a pumpkin decorating contest. Prizes for the funniest, scariest, prettiest and the most original pumpkin will be awarded. Winners will receive a goody bag of market treats.
Not only will there be a food query scavenger hunt – with clues provided – but participants who arrive dressed as their favourite sleuth will receive a bonus prize. Murphy says the hunt will challenge participants to answer 20 food questions related to the vendors. Winners who get all 20 questions correct will be awarded goody bags.
The Ste. Anne Farmer’s Market is situated along the water in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, across from the town hall. The final outdoor market will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The market will move to its indoor winter location, St. Georges Church, 23 Perrault St., on Nov. 2. The indoor hours will be 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. each Saturday.
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