August 11, 2011 @ 01:31 PM

2011/The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Beginning in September, Heritage Station will host a monthly outdoor market, called The Downtown Market at Heritage Station. It will feature a variety of goods for sale, and organizers are seeking artists, artisans, performers, entrepreneurs, growers and food-based businesses to participate.

Public forums are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Visitors Center to discuss the market with interested vendors.

Anyone interested in learning more may contact Event Solutions at 304-523-7526.

The aim is for the Downtown Market at Heritage Station to feature live music and a variety of vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. one Saturday per month through December.

The 2011 dates for the Downtown Market at Heritage Station are Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. It will reopen again in March 2012 for a new season.

Heritage Station’s marketing consultant, Stacy McChesney, says Heritage Station seeks a wide variety of vendors, including artists, artisans, jewelers, clothing designers, growers and food-based businesses to make the market diverse.

“It’s our goal that The Downtown Market at Heritage Station become a vibrant place where people come to buy eclectic, locally grown produce and locally made items, and stay to enjoy some great food and live music,” McChesney said in a press release.

The Market is another element of the revitalization of Heritage Station, she said.

“The shops filled very quickly,” McChesney said in the release. “This is another way for people to take advantage of this beautiful place and sell their products without the time or financial commitment required when leasing a shop,” she said.