The village of Ramstein-Miesenbach and the Rheinland-Pfalz Agricultural Chamber will sponsor its 19th annual farmers’ market Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach. The market will feature more than 30 regional farmers and vendors presenting their products and merchandise, craftsmanship demonstrations, an animal show, information stands, children’s activities and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.
The farmers market, under the auspices of Mayor Klaus Layes, will officially open 10:30 a.m. in the Haus des Buergers.
“Since Germans observe Thanksgiving on Sunday, a worship service with the regional singers of Projektchor and the Kusel Hunting Horn Blowers will follow at 10:45 a.m.,” said Stefan Layes from the Ramstein-Miesenbach administration office.
“Traditionally the females of our town will turn the performance stage into a festive Thanksgiving altar.”
Visitors can taste various fresh products and culinary specialties served by the regional farmers and vendors such as pumpkin bratwurst, fried artichokes, potato dishes, smoked trout, grilled chicken, potato pancakes and waffles. Other products for sale will include goat cheese, honey, marmalade, oil, mustard, bread, dairy products, liquor, pasta and apple juice. A large variety of pumpkins will also be available for sale.
Arts and crafts items such as garden ceramics, wooden household tools, toys, knitted products and decoration items will complete the wide range of products vendors will offer.
“Visitors can watch a basket maker making various sizes of baskets, a potter creating his items and a lace maker presenting her skills,” Layes said. “A special highlight will be a sheep shearing demonstration with explanations in front of the museum.”
Children can enjoy pony rides, have fun in a children’s bakery and get their faces painted.
Old tractors will be on display and, in the foyer of the Haus des Buergers, nutrition advisers will have an information stand under the motto “Watch out when buying food.” Vendors will sponsor prizes for the fortune wheel. Proceeds of the quiz will be donated to the Youth Red Cross and a local kindergarten.
“We hope the weather will be good and a lot of visitors come to our farmers market, which is our second biggest market after Wendelinusmarket scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25,” Layes said.
The center of Ramstein-Miesenbach will be closed to motorized traffic from 2 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday.