November 23, 2012
Events Article 07607
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Frankenmuth Farmers Market's 8th Annual Christkindlmarkt

November 23, 2012
By: MyBayCity Staff

FRANKENMUTH, MI - Over 40 area artisans will offer their unique creations and products at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market's eighth annual Christkindlmarkt beginning this Friday

This traditional European-style Christmas Market will feature food, fun, festivity, and gift-finding over two weekends, November 23-25 and November 30-December 2. A heated tent in the Market's regular location next to Harvest Coffeehouse in Downtown Frankenmuth will welcome thousands during these hours of operation:

  • 10am-8pm Friday, November 23
  • 10am-7pm Friday, November 30
  • 10am-5pm Saturday, November 24
  • 10am-5pm Saturday, December 1
  • 10am-5pm Sunday, November 25
  • 11am-3pm Sunday, December 2

    Each day, a different selection of local growers, artisans, producers and artists will offer a wide range of foods, gifts, d├ęcor and more. Guests are encouraged to return each day to discover a new assortment while shopping the rest of the stores in Frankenmuth.

    A Farmers Market at heart, the Christkindlmarkt will offer organic cold-weather crops from Lawrence Farms, Hill Farm Chestnuts roasted over an open fire, Hoffman Farms fresh evergreen garlands, wreaths, and maple syrup, Miller's Orchard apples and pastries, UP Pasties, Dean's Jerky and Smoked Meats, Butter Crust Bakery delights, Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen, Trammel's Sweets, Tozy Tea, Bavarian Specialties, and sauces by Uncle Bob, Sansonetti's, and Six Lugs Cherry Products.

    Gift-giving options are offered by Kapow and Cabana handmade soaps, jewelry from Stones by Stu and Fairiering Fused Glass, Kelly & Co., and Pike's Primitive Accessories. Home and garden art will come from Marvin Garden, Wild Birds Unlimited, Lalonda Sculptures, Godfrey Baskets, Reynolds Stained Glass, Sterling Iron Works, and Leonard Diesling Birdhouses. Clothing and other gifts include Black Swamp Chainmail, Stewart Knitware, Dylan's Art, Blankets by Platko, and books by Rev. Robert Smith and Louder Than Thunder. Frankenmuth Farmers Market shirts and merchandise will also be available, along with Market Money gift certificates.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available, as are opportunities to become a vendor. For more information, please contact Laurajeanne Kehn at (989) 295-9766 or

    Visitors are also invited to experience the Lighting Ceremony in Frankenmuth's River Place at 6:30pm Friday, November 23. Interested individuals may receive the Market's weekly email newsletter by emailing To learn more, please visit

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