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  • Writer's pictureDan Swiger

A Full Day of Fun this Saturday, July 10

Main Street Fairmont, Palatine Park, and the City of Fairmont and Fairmont State University have another great day of fun scheduled for July 10 in downtown Fairmont. The Day’s activities include:

Arts in the Park Bring the kids and join Fairmont State University artists and students for Arts in the park, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Artists are offering ceramics demonstrations and free silkscreen tee-shirt printing (first-come-first-serve). Bring your chairs and enjoy the live music provided by the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts students. Transportation will be provided by the Fairmont Trolley from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM between Palatine Park and the activities on Monroe Street.

Discover the Friendly City Car Show: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Join us on Monroe street to view some of the area’s finest autos. Everything from classic cars to the latest models will be on display. Come view the cars and take a chance in our 50/50 drawing. Live music at noon is provided by Tom and Fiddler Mike.

Hometown Market: Main Street Fairmont will host its 3rd Hometown Market of the season, from 10 AM to 3 PM. A bouncy house for the younger visitors will be onsite to entertain our younger guests while mom and dad visit the 35 vendors on site. This month’s vendors include:

· 310 Soap Company

· Black Dog Studio WV

· Bubbles, Bones & Biscuits

· Carol's Creations

· Celebrate Recovery of Marion County

· Clay Creations

· CYL Enterprise LLC

· Eye Candy Beauty Supply

· Farmasi

· Goatsbeard Farms

· Herron Market

· Hometown Soap Company

· Kates Holiday Bakes

· Loop Creative

· Main Street Fairmont

· National Youth Advocacy

· Once upon a craft

· Pink Zebra

· Queen Ann's Bath & Cosmetics

· Quilters Guild

· Richardson's Farms

· Sauté by Rene

· Scotty D's BBQ

· Scratch Made Love

· Sunflowers and Saturdays

· The Body Shop at Home

· The Great Cupcake Company

· This & That Bakery

· Twisted Sister

· United Way of Tygart Valley

· Way Way Beads

· Willow Roots Jewelry

· Wilson Farms

· Young Life of Marion County

After the Hometown market, make your way to one of our downtown eateries and enjoy a relaxing dinner before moving back to Palatine Park for an evening of music celebrating the legacy of a Fairmont legend, Johnnie Johnson.

Johnnie Johnson Festival at Palatine Park: Come out and celebrate the 20th year of the Johnnie Johnson Blues and Jazz Festival. The park has pulled together a lineup of entertainers that rises to the occasion with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The B.B. King Experience (made up of members of the late B.B. King's band), and Analisa and John from Nashville, Tennessee. We'll provide the jazz and blues, now all we need is for everyone to come out and celebrate the legacy of one of Fairmont's finest. The show is this Saturday at 6 pm.

Visitors can learn more about the hometown markets or other scheduled events at

Main Street Fairmont: Main Street Fairmont is a non-profit organization with one goal, to lead our community to create a more prosperous, active, and beautiful downtown. Visit us on the web at

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