Trail Market on the Esplanade will return in June with a new tag

Trail outdoor market returns with new energy

With a new logo and management team on board, Trail Market on the Esplanade is shaping up for a vibrant summer season.

With a new logo and management team on board, Trail Market on the Esplanade is shaping up for a vibrant summer season.

For the first time, the outdoor affair now tagged “Where Communities Come Together,” will be run by the United Way of Trail & District in partnership with the city. All of the organization’s market proceeds will be directed to local charities.

“The United Way of Trail & District is pleased to have been selected as the new administrative management team for the Trail Market on the Esplanade for 2017,” Executive Director Naomi McKimmie told the Trail Times. “It is exciting for us as it is a new source of revenue for our annual campaign which assists many local organization supporting programs that help individuals and families from Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale and Area’s A & B of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

“We see this partnership as a big win for the communities we serve and live in.”

McKimmie says her team, which includes lead volunteer Christa Munn, have been working closely with the city to give the market a fresh new image.

“There will be some minor changes coming to this year’s market,” McKimmie added. “One of our biggest additions is the development of a Facebook page, and we will be bringing live entertainment back to each market again this year.”

New vendor applications will soon be available at the United Way office on Farwell Street. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor or performing at the event, is encouraged to contact McKimmie 250.364.0999 or via email at

Trail council awarded the market’s administrative contract in early February, for 60 per cent of net revenue generated during the 2017 events. The dates remain every other Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning June 9, one evening market each month from July to September, and a Special Spooktacular edition on Oct. 28.

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