This local farmer’s market will have more live music beginning in June. Here’s why.

Vandalia Farmer’s Market adds a new cement slab for entertainment that is closer than the gazebo that was previously used. CONTRIBUTED.

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Vandalia Farmer’s Market adds a new cement slab for entertainment that is closer than the gazebo that was previously used. CONTRIBUTED.

Vandalia Farmer’s Market at Seger Park has added a cement slab near the far north edge of the park for musical performances during the market.

The performances used to be held in the gazebo in the southeast corner of the park, away from all the activities of the market.

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That distance limited the number of people able to watch the performances, and all of the other marketgoers are not as engaged, according to city Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

The farmer’s market is run by the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce with support from the City of Vandalia. The chamber hires a market manager who oversees the market and works directly with vendors, organizes the entertainment and works with the weekly sponsors.

The market hopes by bringing the entertainment closer to all the activities, it will give a more intimate feel.

The farmer’s market is at Seger Park on South Perry Street. The first farmer’s market of the year will be June 15 from 4 p.m. 8 p.m.

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