Downtown King is the place to be this Saturday evening as the King Chamber of Commerce and the City of King host their annual Meet Me on Main from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
King Chamber of Commerce Director Cathy Loveday said the event promises to be an evening of fun, fellowship and entertainment.
Streets in the downtown area will be closed to traffic and filled with vendors, kids activities and lots of great food, according to Loveday.
“We are showcasing our membership and then also invite other vendors to come and set up as well,” she said. “The event also promotes the downtown businesses, many of whom will be staying open into the evening.”
Merchants staying open will include Mickey & Co., Daltons Crossing, Tim Bruce Art Gallery, The Wooden Ladder, Bella Blythe, Miss Joyce Dance Studio, Gypsy Jayde Boutique, Terry’s Furniture and Guns, Southern Charm & Co., Long Jewelers, Maybella’s Cakes, King Mechanical, Habitat for Humanity, and Espresso Mechanics Coffee Bar.
Loveday said she has over 70 vendors lined up for the event.
“We will have everything from community organizations and non-profits with information about what they do, to many high quality artisans and craft vendors and even items like plants and strawberries” said Loveday. “We will also have a variety of food vendors offering BBQ sandwiches, BBQ Ribs, Pork Chop Sandwiches, hamburgers, fries, hot dogs, popcorn, baked desserts and shaved ice.”
If shopping and eating aren’t your thing, the event will also have lots of entertainment.
“The stage area is sponsored by RiverStreet Networks, Dalton’s Crossing, and Miss Joyce Dance Studio and will feature music by Be the Moon from four until six p.m.” said Loveday. “They play a mix of folk and classic rock. We will also have Miss Joyce Dance Studio performing at 6 p.m. and Richard Shatley with Brothers in Christ from seven until eight p.m. “
She said there will also be a variety of kid-oriented entertainment ranging from face painting and hair coloring to kids games at different vendor’s booths and an inflatable.
There will also be a Cruise-In at the new City Parking lot hosted by WKTE.
Streets will close at 3 p.m. and reopen at 10 p.m. to allow time for vendors to set up and break down their booths.
“They will be closed from the stoplight on South Main Street down to the bottom of the hill near Felps Drive,” said Loveday. “Dalton Street will be closed near the railroad track up to the stoplight near King Drug.”
She said visitors could park at the American Legion Fairgrounds and catch a shuttle provided by Gracy Goose Touring. You may also park at King Moravian Church, King Elementary School, and at various other small businesses in the downtown area.
She added that visitors were welcome to bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the entertainment.