Thanks to some very dedicated leaders of Heber City, the Heber Market on Main will be going forward this year! The kickoff event will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 6-8:30 pm, at the Main Street Park. It will include food trucks, live music, contests, and prizes. And, exclusively for 2020, there will also be physical distancing, sanitizing, and a face mask contest thrown in.
After the event came to a close last year, the city decided to recreate it into a world-class event, with a new website and a new brand. Several issues were addressed, such as parking, crowd control, and organization. The original 2020 plan included a new layout with 300 booths, including free booths for farmer’s produce as an incentive. Specific areas were created for food and beverage, art, education, farmer’s produce, and craft vendors, along with a food truck area. The new design also included a Kids’ Play Zone and a Themed Activity Area. The new arrangement of the market was created to allow for larger crowds, strollers, and wheelchairs, even with the additional booths.
Because of increased health restrictions for this year, 2020 will offer a scaled-down, COVID-friendly version of the new Heber Market. This year’s market will include several food trucks and live music. Sanitation stations will be provided, and virtual monetary transactions will be used. Wasatch County Health Department is requiring that masks and other physical distancing measures be utilized.
Limited seating will be available this Thursday beginning at 6:00 pm. An opening ceremony will commence at 6:25 pm, with a color guard by the Heber City Police Department, the National Anthem, and a short message from Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter. At 6:40 pm, Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues Band will begin their show. There will also be games and prizes, including a couple of special awards for creative face masks.
For more information, along with a map of the future Heber Market design, go to https://hebermarket.com/ and follow them on social media.