ST. GEORGE —From a tea party with Santa and Mrs. Claus to face painting and local vendors, you’ll want to take the entire family to this one.

This Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be seen at the upcoming Hurricane Farmers Market Christmas Market on Nov. 18, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Annie Spendlove, St. George News

The Hurricane Farmers Market Halloween bash usually marks the end of the season. But not this year.

“We are excited to extend the market three weeks for the first time,” Market Assistant Bekey Wood said. “So much fun for everyone. We can’t wait.”

The Christmas Market will take place on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the Christmas Market is closer to Thanksgiving, she said it will allow people to pick Christmas gifts from local vendors and enjoy the outdoor market before it gets too cold.

Wares available include handmade art and homemade goods, with an abundance of fresh produce from local farmers. The entire market will be turned into a Christmas wonderland with a specific area for Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

(L-R) Loni Spendlove, Hurricane Market Assistant Bekey Wood and Hurricane Market Manager Annie Spendlove pose for a photo together, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Bekey Wood, St. George News

Royal Tea Parties will decorate the North Pole area and offer the opportunity for tea with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Details on the tea party are still being solidified. See the Hurricane Utah Farmers Market Facebook page for more information.

Other holiday market activities include face painting and free popcorn. Food trucks will be on-site, serving up breakfast burritos and more.

“There’s going to be some great little gift basket items that people can purchase for Christmas,” Wood said. “So not only do you get great vendors but the Christmas experience for all ages.” 

Maryann McCarthy sells her handmade soaps at the Hurricane Farmers Market Halloween Market in Hurricane, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Annie Spendlove, St. George News

Wood said they’ve been experiencing a large turnout at their Halloween Market, which features trick-or-treating and a costume parade. They are excited to add another event market to the calendar and hope to make it a yearly event.

“The best thing about our market that I love is that our vendors are so great,” Wood said. “It’s more like a family event than it is people just getting together as vendors.”

She’s watched the vendors come together to support each other in many ways. When one of the vendors was diagnosed with cancer, the rest of the vendors pulled together to support them.

About the Hurricane Farmers Market

Annie Spendlove and Andrea Wittwer collaborated to open the Hurricane Farmers Market three years ago, as reported by St. George News. When Spendlove moved to Hurricane and found out there was no market, she put the work in to make it happen. She took over the market by herself in January 2022 and has been running it ever since.

She knows how important farmers’ markets are to local farmers. As a ranch owner, she has been vending at farmers’ markets in Texas and Utah for a total of eight years.

Event details

What: Hurricane Farmers Market Holiday Market
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m.
Where: Hurricane Fine Arts Center, 92 S 100 West in Hurricane
Admission: Free
For more information see the event page

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A flyer for the upcoming Hurricane Farmers Market Holiday Market shows event details | Photo courtesy of Annie Spendlove, St. George News

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