Melissa Reaves Highlights Farmers Market Season Kickoff

"Acclaimed North Carolina singer and songwriter Melissa Reaves will present a free concert from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, as the highlight of the Dixie Classic Farmers Market season kick-off party.

Food trucks will be available and a play area will be set up for kids with an inflatable “bounce house” with a slide and basketball goal.

Saturday will also offer a “bike to market” promotion as part of National Bike Month. The first 20 customers who arrive on bicycles will receive a $5 token that can be redeemed for buying fruits and vegetables.

Reaves, a native of Boone, is a versatile performer of blues, jazz, folk and rock & roll and is known for her high-energy stage presence. She plays more than 200 shows a year throughout the United States and internationally, both as a solo performer and with her band.

Live music, food trucks and the kids’ play area will also be at the market the fourth Saturdays of May through August to add a fun and festive atmosphere to the market.

Also new this year will be a seafood festival on June 27. Customers will be able to buy seafood at the market that weekend and food vendors will be offering cooked seafood on site.

Back again this summer is the corn-shucking contest, to be held July 11, and the salsa contest, to be held Aug. 8. Beekeepers will return to the market on Sept. 5.

The Dixie Classic Farmers Market, established in 1974, is the oldest farmers market in Forsyth County and is open at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds every Saturday year-round from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter through the parking area off 27th Street."

- A Press Release

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