After being cooped inside for months, people are flocking to the Biloxi Community Market Festival for fun and fresh air.
Lots of local farmers have been living on faith after a tough couple of months riddled with COVID concerns and less opportunities to sell their fresh produce and homegrown goods, but Thursday’s Biloxi Community Market Festival is helping everyone get back into the swing of things. Biloxi Main Street Director Kay Miller said, “We have been doing community market festivals for about seven years now. We just started back. We bring entertainment and food and different types of vendors. We just add a little different element to the community market.”
Miller says on average there are five festivals like this a year, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, several were canceled. There’s something for everyone on both sides of the table in a safe setting. “We’re very socially distant. Everything is spread very far apart. It’s very safe. We have hand sanitizer. The weather is getting nice and everyone enjoys getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather we’re having.”
Local residents say they used the good weather, good food, and good music as an excuse to get out of the house. Resident Van Vu said, “We wanted to come out and support local businesses and buy fresh vegetables. It’s really great music and outdoors so it seemed like a great opportunity to come out and enjoy a little bit of music and buy some fresh veggies at the same time.” Resident Colleen McNulty said, “It was nice to get outside and wiggle around a little bit.”
The next Biloxi Community Market Festival is scheduled for October 29th.