The Delray Beach GreenMarket Returns On Halloween With Trick-Or-Treating And A Witches Race
The Delray Beach GreenMarket's new season begins Saturday, Oct. 31, and it's kicking off with a Halloween celebration.
Kids and families can trick-or-treat or participate in the Witches of Delray's annual five-mile charity bike ride at Old School Square Park, where the weekly farmers market is held.
The race will feature costumed witches with decorated brooms—er, bikes—riding to the great lawn at the end of the market. Witches will be judged for the best costume, best broom and, most importantly, best witch's cackle. Money raised supports Achievement Centers for Children & Families in Delray.
This past June, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency launched the first-ever summer edition of the Delray GreenMarket. Located at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, it ran through Sept. 26, leaving Delray with a gap of only a month without fresh local foods and artisan products this year.
The in-season Delray Beach GreenMarket, which is now in its 20th year, will take place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and run through May 28, 2016.
It makes its return with more than 65 vendors.
The GreenMarket will be closed March 12 for the St. Patrick's Day parade and relocated on a few other dates:
- Nov. 7 – Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. (near the Green Owl restaurant)
- Jan. 30 – Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. (Garlic Festival)
- March 19 – Relocated to SE/NE 4th Ave. (Bacon & Bourbon Festival)
In addition, the Delray Beach GreenMarket will host a Budding Artists Booth featuring arts and crafts for kids every other weekend, plus the annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade on March 19.