Dec.10 in Fernandina Beach will be big. Not only will both the Market Place farmers market and the Arts Market be open, but Dickens on Centre, a Victorian wonderland, is also this weekend between Front and Fourth Streets.
Don’t fret about parking downtown; you can park for free at the Nassau County school board lot across from Central Park on Atlantic Avenue. Then, hop aboard a free shuttle, courtesy of Anchor Trolleys, to bring your entire group into historic Fernandina Beach. The Fernandina Beach Market Place is located on North Seventh Street.
Live music at the markets will be provided by Jen Burns and Raven Moonshadow. Born in Fernandina, Raven will be painting a portrait of Jenn while she’s performing.
Featured in the farmers market will be almost 50 booths. Robert Young will be returning to the market with a huge variety of patio and landscaping plants. Jaxma Orchids will be on display, Lydia Dunaway is returning with her succulents in whimsical pots, and Seven Trees Nursery will have beautiful poinsettias. You will find Vietnamese egg rolls, vegan and gluten free specialties, your favorite candies in freeze dried form, and chopped olive salad from Jay’s Marketplace, who we haven’t seen in Fernandina since early summer. There will be hot sauce, spices, rubs, and salts. JD Beef will be back with beef, pork and chicken. A Patient Journey Farm will be back with chicken, duck, and eggs, and seafood is covered with Chesser’s local shrimp and Upstream’s salmon, scallops, and fish.
The Fernandina Beach Arts Market will have 30 booths of fine arts and crafts.
Join the vendors at the Fernandina Beach Arts Market and the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Make plans now and catch the trolley, enjoy dining uptown, check out the local merchants, and check out Dickens on Centre, where you may even run into Santa Claus.