Visit Our Markets Spring to Fall
Nelson, Kaslo, Meadow Creek and Crawford Bay host amazing markets from spring to fall. Farmer's goods and artisan wares are available. Enhance your holiday by stopping by one or more of the markets and take home some local treasures, and delicious edibles.
During COVID-19 the markets have been adjusted to accommodate physical spacing. The markets are a vibrant part of our region, capturing our artisans and food vendors.
- Nelson's weekly markets take place at Cottonwood Falls Park, every Saturday and Wednesday from June to October, 9:00am to 2:00pm. The 2020 Market season will be an Essential Food Only Market. Items sold include fresh produce, prepared takeaway foods, and edible plants. For more details visit the City of Nelson website.
- Kaslo’s Farmers Market is held each Saturday from June to September, 10:00 to 2:00. It's on Front Street, next to the Kaslo Hotel. Buy local produce, unique artisanal crafts, freshly made food, and one-of-a-kind specialities.
- Lardeau Valley also has a Sunday market from 10am-2pm from mid-June to mid-September.
- Crawford Bay market is not running this year. Typically it has a fun and diverse market located outside of Shabby Shack Farm, Saturdays from June to September, 10am - 2pm. However, there are many artisans in Crawford Bay showcasing the culture and creativity of the area.
MarketFest is cancelled this year due to COVID-19. We hope to bring it back in 2021.
Typically MarketFest events are hosted by the EcoSociety in Nelson select Friday evenings throughout the summer. Streets are closed, and live music plays while vendors sell their wares. These evenings are reminiscent of old world village festivals, with local residents out dancing, shopping, and eating delicious food.
Seasonal Christmas Market
In late November and early December there are a variety of markets to explore. The Kootenay Artisan Fair is one of the events held in Nelson to welcome the holiday season and share our best artisanal gifts and crafts.