Mid-Columbia farmers markets closing this weekend

Loretto Hulse, Herald staff writerOctober 23, 2013 

The Pasco Farmers Market will close out the season Saturday with a decorated pumpkin contest.

To enter, take your carved or painted gourd to the market at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street by 9 a.m. The contest is open for youths from 4 to 17 years of age.

Pumpkins will be judged beginning at 10 a.m. with an award ceremony at 11:30 a.m. There will be awards for each category, plus one for the largest and the smallest.

For more information, go to www.pascofarmersmarket.org.

The Pasco Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Other farmers markets closing for the season Saturday include Prosser, Moses Lake, Hermiston and Ephrata. The Richland Market at the Parkway will close Friday.

Walla Walla's Downtown Farmers Market and the Yakima market will close Sunday.

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

The 35th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival will be Nov. 9 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $55 per person and includes samples of all the wines, food and microbrews. The event will feature vintages from more than 70 Northwest wineries.

The event will include a silent auction.

Tickets are available at the Toyota Center box office, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Or online at Ticketmaster, Fred Meyers' Ticketmaster counters, or by calling 800-745-3000.

For more information, search for the festival on Facebook.

Northwest foods

Northwest Regional Food Hub is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Many of the store's vendors will be on hand offering samples of their foods and discussing their products.

A chili and cornbread lunch will be available for purchase.

The Food Hub is at 603 Goethals Drive, just south of Lee Boulevard, Richland. Website: https://nwfoodhub.com.

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