Lilburn Farmers Market features special events in August

LILBURN — This August, the Lilburn Farmers Market won’t just be about fruits and veggies.

The weekly event will not only feature its more than 50 vendors, but during August, residents can enjoy entertainment and cooking demonstrations as well. The market events are set for 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the locally grown produce, the Friday night events will include food trucks and visiting chefs will host demonstrations.

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Free Little Library will be open with books for all ages, and a large selection of meats, cheeses, breads, pastas, salsas and baked goods will also be available.

On Aug. 2, event organizers, along with the MOMS club of Lilburn, have on tap the second annual watermelon seed spitting contest. The Lilburn Woman’s Club Home Life program will host a free kid’s Market Bingo, and Thomas Jackson will provide music.

On Aug. 9, Chef Carlin Breining will host a demonstration at 6 p.m., while Clark Brown will provide music. That day, patrons can buy a bottle of water to support community partner Girl Scout troop 1187.

The market’s 4th annual Dog Days of Summer will be held Aug. 16. The Woman’s Club conservation program will give out goodies to dogs, and the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension office will have master gardeners out to answer questions. Music will be performed by Music on Main Street.

Chef Breining will be back for cooking demonstrations on Aug. 23, and the event will feature a blood drive. Clicks and Sticks Knitting Guild will share about their organization, while Music on Main Street will be performing.

On the final night of the summer-long event, Aug. 30, the Ukele Society of Decatur will perform music, and participants are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts and be ready to hula.

For more information about the August events, go to lilburnfarmersmarket.org.