Market Program

Each week the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market features a wealth of entertainment and activities for all ages. Discover what’s happening at your farmers’ market!

June

 
June 16 – Opening Day Ceremonies

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

June 23 – Kid’s Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Russell Hendricks

 

June 30 – Celebrating Independence Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Stanley Alleyne
  • Website: www.mpanist1.com
    Stanley Alleyne started playing Steel Drums at a young age in his native island of Tobago. While in Tobago he played with The Our Boys Steel Band. He moved to Seattle in 1976 where he played with Tropical Rainstorm, Caribbean Superstars and The Islanders. Since living in Seattle he has played in the Northwest, Oregon, California and Canada. He is one of the Northwest premiere steel drum soloist. He has played for Microsoft, Amazon, Everett Golf and Country Club, Sandpoint Golf and Country Club and many other companies, events and organizations. Stanley plays a wide variety of musical styles calypso, reggae, soca, oldies, salsa, pop, jazz and more. He is available for parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, fairs, special events or just about any other gathering of people. He is also available for bookings internationally.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Gary Benson
  • Website: https://myspace.com/garybensonmusic
    I travel from West Seattle…and I’ve been singing and playing acoustic music since my college days….yet my love of music began long before, in the days of listening to a tiny transistor radio pressed to my ear as a youth. My musical influences have been James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby/Stills/Nash, the Beatles, Shawn Colvin, Kenny Loggins, Tom Petty and other artists of that era up to today. Currently I’ve been playing the Coffeehouse and open air venues in the Seattle/Bellevue/Issaquah areas over the past 12 years.
     
    I like to say that “I play the songs I grew up with”— Gary Benson… ‘Music from the Heart’!

July

 
July 7 –  Pet Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Carl Riess
  • Website: carlriess.com
    Originally from the mid-west(MN), I started playing piano at age 7. I was writing songs starting at 10. I have a BA in Music where I studied classical guitar.  I have been playing and writing all my life. I have a rather laid back have fun kind of music. I like saying my style is classic rock, I like the 60’s-70’s sound. I play original music. I create/record my own sound tracks and play along with that. Sometimes I can bring in a drummer or bass player. I play 2 type of guitars: 1974 Gibson LS-6 solid body electric and an  Epiphone semi-hallow body Emperior electric.
 
July 14 – Fresh Fruit Pie Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD
 
July 21 – Green Living Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – The Muddy String Band
  • Website: N/A
    The Muddy String Band plays an eclectic blend of Bluegrass standards along with some popular and some little known old-time Folk and American music from the early 1900’s through the 1960’s, with a little Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones just to mix thing up.  They perform a selection of songs not typically heard in the Pacific Northwest that will make you clap your hands, stomp your feet and a sing along to feel-good tunes.

 

July 28 – Customer Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Gary Benson

 

August

August 4 – National Farmers’ Market Week

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD
     

 

August 11 – Eating Healthy and Staying Fit

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Russell Hendricks

 

August 18 – Seniors and Armed Forces Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD
     

 

August 25 –  Community Connections Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – Stanley Alleyne
  • Website: www.mpanist1.com
    Stanley Alleyne started playing Steel Drums at a young age in his native island of Tobago. While in Tobago he played with The Our Boys Steel Band. He moved to Seattle in 1976 where he played with Tropical Rainstorm, Caribbean Superstars and The Islanders. Since living in Seattle he has played in the Northwest, Oregon, California and Canada. He is one of the Northwest premiere steel drum soloist. He has played for Microsoft, Amazon, Everett Golf and Country Club, Sandpoint Golf and Country Club and many other companies, events and organizations. Stanley plays a wide variety of musical styles calypso, reggae, soca, oldies, salsa, pop, jazz and more. He is available for parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, fairs, special events or just about any other gathering of people. He is also available for bookings internationally.
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Melanie Barber
     

September

September 1 – Vendor Appreciation Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD

  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

September 8 – Seahawks Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
     
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

September 15 – Pollinators Day

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
     
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

September 22 – Preserve Tastes of Summer

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD
     
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD

 

September 29 – Emergency Preparedness Fair

Scheduled to appear:

  • 10:00-11:30 am – TBD

  • Noon – 1:30 pm – TBD