Blooms and Blossoms

The Charles Town Farmers Market launches the 2019 season this weekend and continues from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October. The big day is one element of Saturday’s first-ever “Blooms & Blossoms.”

Downtown Charles Town is blooming! We are excited to announce that Charles Town Now will sponsor our first-ever Blooms & Blossoms event Saturday, with most of the events happening from noon to 4 p.m.

Prior to the official start of Blooms & Blossoms, the Charles Town Farmers Market will open for the 2019 season on North Samuel Street at 8 a.m. and B.Vintage’s grand re-opening starts at 10 a.m. with door prizes and raffles.

Through the afternoon Blooms & Blossom will feature activities at businesses throughout downtown, including face painting, seed planting, flower pot decorating and many spring deals.

North Charles Street will be closed for various activities. The Fun Shack has teamed up with DJ Ryan Baker and will be on North Charles with music, a bounce house and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny between noon and 2 p.m.

In addition, Charles Town Now will host its grand opening starting at noon at Rouss Hall. Charles Town Now’s first store front downtown makes it a more visible member of the community. The fun will include free cake as well as some merchandise for purchase.

Charles Town Now is also very excited that Art of Misty Lord, owned by Misty Lord, is sponsoring a pub crawl in Charles Town starting at 5 p.m.

Lord, along with Derek Bendit, own the newly opened Inkwells Tavern on Washington Street. The crawl will begin at Paddy’s and include stops at Tee Dawgs BBQ, Sumittra Thai Kitchen and Abolitionist Ale Works before ending at Inkwells. There will be giveaways, with the grand prize being a $300 gift certificate for a tattoo with Lord.

Charles Town Now hopes that this will become an annual event. The downtown businesses are crucial in this effort, and this event would not be possible without their dedication to the vibrancy of downtown. Charles Town Now is equally as committed to the vitality of downtown.

The goal is to create a space where people want to eat, play, live and work. Events like this showcase the beauty and history of Charles Town. Charles Town is historically hip – and we want everyone to know it!

– Liz Cook, a native of Charles Town, became Charles Town’s downtown coordinator earlier this year

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