EUGENE, Ore. — Despite the soggy spring weather, the Eugene Saturday Market officially opened Saturday. Hundreds of people made their way to 8th Avenue and Oak Street for the market’s opening weekend.
The market kicked off its 44th season this year. Managers say that vendors will sell over $1.5 million of merchandise throughout the season.
The market brought back its perennial combination of local food, crafts and some local musical talent.
“It’s just a really great party every week where you can support your neighbors by buying the products that they make,” said marketing manager Kim Still.
More than 400 artisans are estimated to show up to the weekly market this year.
If you missed out on the festivities, there will still be plenty of chances to check it out. The market will run every Saturday from April until the middle of November, totaling 33 Saturdays in 2013.