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Unity, Pride, Culture: Rockford City Market enters 8th season — with a bit of poetry

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Unity, Pride, Culture: Rockford City Market enters 8th season — with a bit of poetry

ROCKFORD — City Market starts its eighth season Friday, and the woman who makes the market go is expecting the weekly event to draw around 100,000 visits to downtown this year.

By the end of the 2016 season, the market had drawn 97,030 visits, said Cathy McDermott, market manager, who predicts a similar number this year, primarily because of the market’s commitment to “quality local vendors.” There are 72 vendors — 13 of them new — listed on the Rockford City Market website.

“We also pay attention to the many details and evaluate what works and what doesn’t after every weekly market,” McDermott said. “In 2017, we expect that our revised layout will be an improvement as we’ve tried to spread it out a bit and alleviate some congestion under the pavilion.”

Read more http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170517/rockford-city-market-enters-8th-season—with-bit-of-poetry


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