Trail market heads indoor on Friday

Trail’s outdoor market is making its move to inside the Cominco Gym, with the transition being put to the test this Friday.

Trail’s outdoor market is making its move to inside the Cominco Gym, with the transition being put to the test this Friday.

The vendors will set up in the morning, and be ready to display their wares from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“The transition has been easy as the outdoor market grew with vendors and attendance,” said Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson.

Due to the success of the outdoor market, the initiative to keep the long absent market up and running through winter was inevitable.

So far, there are 33 vendors registered to showcase their wares on Friday. With only 36 stalls available, the indoor market may soon have to expand its space.

“At the peak of our outdoor market, we had 41 vendors and know we will only grow as we have the space,” added Gattafoni.

Friday’s market will welcome back the ever popular produce vendors and buskers.

With the holiday season approaching, early gift shoppers will be in for a treat as new vendors were quick to jump on board after hearing about the tremendous success their fellow artisans had in Trail this summer.

“There will be a lot of neat and unique gift ideas for Christmas,” said Maggie Stayanovich, from the Trail District Chamber of Commerce.

Stayanovich is impressed by not only the talented array of vendors, but also with the support of the community,” that is why there is an indoor market, community support has been amazing,” she added.

The vendors pay $20 for their space, but unlike summer where they had to provide their own tent, table and chairs, the City of Trail will be providing the tables and chairs.

The committee is hoping for a good turnout,“The more the merrier and good for the vendors to showcase and sell their products,” said Gattafoni Robinson.

The 10 markets held this summer on the Esplanade were very successful with over 6,000 people and 300 vendors attending.

There is no cost of admission to the market.