IMPERIAL — Imperial Market Days hosted its second event of the season this past Saturday under the theme, Harvest Palooza, which was attended by thousands of Imperial Valley residents enjoying a variety of vendors and performers. The night saw a high turnout as people perused merchandise ranging from light-up toys and NFL memorabilia to hand-crafted art and tactical knives.
A variety of small and large food vendors were present as well, allowing hungry visitors to choose from fresh tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, and desserts. A few beer vendors, including the new local start-up, Farmer Brothers, set up shop at the event as well.
“This a City of Imperial event. They are the ones who facilitate the Market Days, and the Imperial Chamber is just proud to be a part of it and help support the city in all of their events,” said Erika Aponte, vice president of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
“It’s a way for local businesses and organizations to get together and promote their businesses to the community and have a place for everyone to come together,” Aponte added.
The event was home to booths containing different foods, clothes and novelty items for sale, a musical performance by Big Bad Wolf, and free carriage rides pulled by Clydesdale horses. The night provided something for all and previewed a perfect pre-event to next month’s Christmas festivities.
On December 3rd, Imperial Market Days will host “A Frozen Christmas,” as part of its monthly events. “Christmas in a Small Town,” Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s event scheduled for the weekend of December 9-11, kicking off with the annual Parade of Lights.