Due to the heat, officials with the Escalon Chamber of Commerce have announced the cancellation of this week’s planned Farmer’s Market, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8.
The August event saw a lower attendance when the temperature neared 100 degrees and, with 111 degrees the forecast high for Escalon on Thursday, market organizers have called the final market of the season off. They did host four of the market events during the summer, starting with the second Thursday in May and continuing with that schedule for June, July and August.
Despite cancelling the Sept. 8 market, Chamber officials said they are moving forward with plans for a late September special event downtown and are also looking forward to a Sunday in the Park gathering in October.
First up, set for Saturday, Sept. 24, the Chamber is putting on its Wine and Brew Stroll for those 21 and over. Tickets are available at $35 per person and the event is staged along a portion of Main Street, running from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wine, craft brews and a variety of hors d’oeuvres will be served up.
Looking ahead to October, the Harvest on Main event will be hosted by the Chamber in Main Street Park on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This popular harvest-themed gathering will include pumpkin carving and decorating with the pumpkins donated by Van Groningen & Sons, along with a car decorating contest, Halloween crafts and the annual costume contest at 1:30 p.m.
Re/Max Executive Deverie Voral is the event sponsor for the family fun day. Text 209-838-2793 with any questions.