The Rheinland-Pfalz Agricultural Chamber from Kaiserslautern will sponsor its annual farmers market Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach.
The market will feature more than 30 regional farmers and vendors presenting their products, an animal show, historical tractors’ display, demonstrations and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.
The farmers market, which will be under the auspices of Mayor Klaus Layes, will officially open at
10:30 a.m. in the Haus des Bürgers. A festive worship service will follow to celebrate Thanksgiving, which Germans observe Oct. 6. The Children’s and Youth Choir of Ramstein-Miesenbach and the Kusel Hunting Horn Blowers will provide the musical entertainment.
“The farmers market is a traditional event in our city,” said Stefan Layes from the Ramstein-Miesenbach administration office. “It reflects the relation of residents to local agriculture and fresh products.”
Visitors can taste and buy Palatinate specialties, smoked trout, grilled chicken, potato dishes, fresh bread, goat cheese, games dishes, mustard, oil, homemade cakes and more. A huge variety of pumpkins will be available for sale.
Other items such as arts and crafts, 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. Children can enjoy pony riding, face painting and a petting zoo.
Old tractors will be lined up on Miesenbacher Strasse.
“In the foyer of the Haus des Bürgers, nutrition advisers will have an information stand under the motto “Milk — From Grass into Glass,” Stefan Layes said. “They highlight the importance of milk in our nutrition.”
Vendors sponsored 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. 26 and 27,” Stefan Layes said.