Full Moon Market Friday

<p>Brad Rozema and BC Martin of BBPD entertain at Hermiston's Own Saturday Market. The duo will perform during FridayÕs Full Moon Market.</p>

In addition to 45 vendor booths, a fire breather will provide entertainment during the upcoming Full Moon Market. The event is Friday from 8-11 p.m. in the parking lot at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395.

Jordawn Wambeke, organizer for the market, said David Roman is currently in the area working on a project at the Port of Morrow. The Seattle resident’s performance at the market kind of fell into Wambeke’s lap when he stopped by the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce recently and saw a flyer for the event.

“I’m excited,” she said. “What were the chances of having a fire eater in Hermiston?”

Other entertainment includes BBPD (Brad and Bruce Power Duo). In addition, there will be wine and salsa tasting.

When people arrive, Wambeke said, they should head to the information booth to pick up a tray of chips, which can then be used to taste salsa that will be at booths in the market. The chips are compliments of Buildmaster.

Some of the vendors will include those familiar to the Saturday market. However, several of the regular vendors plan to bring different things for people to look at and purchase, Wambeke said.

Neighborhood Books & Gifts posted intentions to participate on the market’s Facebook page.

“We'll have a very different selection than our usual Saturday morning bargain bins ... current titles, popular authors, audio books, and a variety of handcrafted gifts,” the post said.

Dottie Sheffield of Gathered Over Time will bring items from her antique and vintage shop, Wambeke said.

“I’m so excited, it will be lots of fun,” she said.

Last year marked the first attempt at an evening market, Wambeke said. It occurred on a gorgeous summer evening, which drew well over 1,500 people, Wambeke said.

Some local non-profit organizations and service clubs plan to be present. People will be able to purchase tickets for the Desert Arts Council season and tickets for the Altrusa Auction at the market, Wambeke said.

“I think the buzz is strong enough for that,” she said. “Come down for the party.”

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539.

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