Sequim Market returns for special Saturday-only fall fest

With turning leaves and duskier days upon us, we see our community turning their focus towards gift-giving with a priority for supporting our local neighbors and community.

To accommodate Sequim’s overwhelming desire to support local this holiday season — and to celebrate the abundance of the Olympic Peninsula — the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market will return this Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at North Sequim Avenue and West Cedar Street.

Join your friends and neighbors from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday for The November Market and enjoy Sequim City Hall Plaza’s one-day transformation into a celebration of all-things-autumn, featuring more than 50 diverse artisans and farmers, tasty local food, functional home goods, crafts, jewelry, textiles, art, woodwork, and so much more.

From unique stocking stuffers to centerpieces capturing the spirit of Sequim, SFAM is proud to be your one-stop-shop for local gift-giving and eagerly anticipates this special opportunity to celebrate the bounty of the local community together.

The November Market will be home to an onset of seasonal merrymaking and will feature a lineup of family-friendly events.

Don your coziest apparel and prepare to toe-tap the day away to the tunes of Sweater Weather String Band. With members drawn together from across the Salish Sea by a mutual love of traditional music and knitwear, Sweater Weather String Band blends old-time, honky-tonk, Celtic, and indie rock influences into a style that has been likened to “the frolicking of sheep before a thunderstorm.” Formed from a series of jams and impromptu gigs, the band quickly developed a wildly danceable sound that’s been heard at festivals, folk dances, and bars throughout the Northwest.

This special market also plays host to a Winter Food Drive; Sequim Food Bank will be on-site to accept donations of fresh produce, low sodium soups, low sugar breakfast cereals, boxed macaroni & cheese, and condiments. Sequim Food Bank provides food and assistance to people and organizations in the community to ensure that no one goes hungry in Sequim.

Families are welcomed to delight in a puppet show brought to the market by Fabulist Fables, a storytelling vehicle that curates and cultivates emotional intelligence. In the original tale of Bellica and the Paper Trees, Bellica finds themself in a fantastic land filled with curious life. Guests will join in on the adventure as they discover how to interact with this magical world. The performance will be ongoing throughout the full market, allowing guests to participate and interact as the day rolls on.

Market-goers are encouraged to drop by the fall costume booth for a festive photo opportunity brought to the market by Olympic Theatre Arts.

Rain or shine, don’t forget to turn up in support of what makes Sequim so special: our talented and hardworking makers and growers.

Want more market updates? Be sure to tune in this Friday at 4 p.m. to KSQM 91.5 FM for a live radio “Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market Hour.”

Emma Jane Garcia is the Market Manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.

Erica Harris of Wheat Stalk Boutique talks with a customer at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. Photo by Emma Jane Garcia
Check out gnome ornaments from Whimsical Woods at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. Photo by Emma Jane Garcia