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The Town of Herndon’s Farmer’s Market, held on Thursdays from April 20, 2017, to November, is more than just a great place to get fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. While there, stick around for some family entertainment, too! Farmers’ Market Fun Days are free shows and performances for kids held at Town Hall Square just steps away from the Farmer’s Market. Learn more.

Shows start at 10:30 am on the Town Green, located at 730 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170. The 2017 schedule includes:

July 6, 2017
Rocknoceros — a trio of three musical best friends — has entertained tens of thousands of fans throughout the country for more than a decade! With their clever turns of phrase and bright melodies, they are favorite of toddlers all the way to ‘tweens! Not only does the band perform at many venues throughout the area, but they also provide music lessons for everyone in the family. You can practice your favorite Rocknoceros songs with their sing-along features found on the band’s website.

July 13, 2017
Rainbow Rock Band
Kids won’t be able to resist the fun, upbeat sounds of the Rainbow Rock Band, spearheaded by the bright-haired Rainbow Lady and her other musical friends! The band performs at numerous venues throughout the area and their shows, intended for children up to seven-years-old, encourage participants to play along with some of the provided tambourines and shakers. You can also check out Rainbow Rock Band’s recent recordings and take the music with you — their 2015 album was awarded a 2015 Fun Stuff Award by Parent’s Choice.

July 20, 2017
Nicolo the Jester
For over 30-years, Nicolo Whimsey has been bringing laughter, amazement, and wonder to children and families worldwide, with a blend of poetry, music, juggling, comedy, character acting, and audience participation.

July 27, 2017
Groovy Nate
Children’s performer and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Groovy Nate blends music, puppet skits, movement, and comedy into his dynamic shows that introduce participants to a range of music genres. His highly interactive shows encourage children to sing, play instruments and games, and engage in creative play. You can book him for parties or check out his performances at an upcoming area event. Groovy Nate’s original music often features songs with a message — topics have included lessons on sharing, the joys of reading, discovering inside beauty, and the importance of eating healthy foods.

August 3, 2017
Bert the Nerd
Bert’s proven track record over 30-years fills a stage with feats of skill, daring stunts, and incredible magic — and then he opens his suitcase! Whether perched atop a unicycle flinging around knives and torches, walking a rope, or simply smashing crackers with a sledgehammer, Bert manages to command the force of gravity but gets mystified by his necktie.

August 10, 2017
The Uncle Devin Show
The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children that use percussion instruments to cultivate their minds — a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse. It takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion allowing them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest, and most diverse form of musical creativity.

August 17, 2017
Milk Shake Duo
Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft, or their authentic rock & roll spirit!

August 24, 2017
Unicycle Lady
The Unicycle Lady has been riding the unicycle for more than 37-years and used only her unicycle as her sole mode of transportation until the age of 35! She amazes and amuses audiences of all ages combining her artistry and zany comedy routines, performing for theaters, schools, fairs, and festivals!

August 31, 2017
The popular composer and performer of children’s songs, Yosi has devoted himself to his true calling: bringing a joyful experience to children everywhere through his music! Yosi performs more than 450 high-energy, humorous children’s shows each year, to overwhelmingly enthusiastic audiences!

These special shows, selected with kids in mind are free and open to the public, beginning at 10:30 am. If you miss these family-friendly shows, you’re still in luck! Farmers’ Market Acoustic Sounds, more live entertainment, will also be held within the market area, 12-1 pm, May through August.

2017 Farmer’s Market vendors include:

Chef Eloy’s Salsa: homemade salsas
Grace’s Pastries: a selection of breads, cookies, and pastries
Hutt’s Produce: fresh fruits and vegetables
J & W Valley View Farm: fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs
LAJ Foods: Vegan soups, sauces, and snacks
Lamb’s Quarter: grass fed pork and lamb, free range chicken, and eggs
McCleaf’s Orchards: fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs
Mount Olympus: fresh fruits and vegetables
Santa Cruz Produce: fresh fruits and vegetables
Whim Pop/Cesaro Creations: frozen pops and sweet treats
Wigglesworth Granola: fresh granola and granola bars

The Herndon Farmers’ Market is one of 12 Farmers’ Market organized by theFairfax County Park Authority.

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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