Thursday, March 8, 2018

Westport Heritage House Indoor Market, Music Events

Westport’s Visitors Center, located on the town’s Main Street, continues to reshape and evolve as a year-round community center with space for exercise classes, parties and meetings. In addition to being a place to connect with local history, the Westport Heritage House is sharing art, music, and a local market.

According to Westport Heritage House marketing consultant Nicolas Faragan, the Westport Heritage House hosts its Indoor Country Market the first Saturday of each month. With a variety of vendors, the 10 am to 1 pm local market features farm fresh veggies, meat, artisan bread as well as crafts and handmade gifts. The next scheduled market dates are April 7 and May 5.

“This is the first time the Westport Heritage House has held the Music and More series and Indoor Country Market throughout the winter,” says Faragan. “We have posters completed for the rest of the season and are excited to include a comedy show and jazz on the schedule.”

During the monthly country market, visitors can experience music and activities and learn about area history while browsing local wares. Winter farmers’ markets are limited around the Adirondacks, so the opportunity to connect with local producers is an opportunity to fill that gap before the summer growing season.

This Saturday the Music and More Series brings local musician Jay Fiegl to the Heritage House. Each second Saturday of the month live entertainment is being offered in the cozy downtown venue for just $10/person and $15/family.

“Jay Fiegal is an area science teacher at Westport Central School, and is also well known for his music,” says Faragan. “We then will have Marlon Fisher and friends from Burlington, VT. Marlon started performing stand-up while deployed to Afghanistan. In May we are bringing in the jazz group Zinky and the Billtones.”

The dates for the Music and More are March 1 for Jay Fiegl, April 12 for Marlon Fisher, and May 12 for Zinky and the Billtones. Shows starts at 7 pm.  It’s an impressive lineup to help ease visitors and residents through the rest of winter. Faragan just wants to continue to provide an understanding of the history of Westport and continue to foster a sense community. Enjoy!

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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