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Carsonia Park Day at the Market

Carsonia Park Day at the Market

This Saturday at the Market: Join us for our third CARSONIA PARK DAY at the market, this year featuring local historians Corrie Crupi and Paul Druzba! Talk with Corrie and Paul to re-experience the thrill of the glory days of Carsonia Park. Ask questions, hear stories, and see original items and photographs. Pick up a free Carsonia Park coloring page by local artist Vicki Rhodier. Take the Carsonia questionnaire and see what you know. Come down to the market, let Corrie and Paul show you around!

The magnificent Crystal Ballroom burned August 23, 1968–49 years ago. Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of this sad day.  Do you have memories to share of this event? Look for a special drive-by of one of the fire trucks the fought the fire at the ballroom. Ricky Gerhart kindly shared the below photos, and states that the “truck in black and white was the first truck there, and stayed at the site for three consecutive days.”


Our neighbor and friend Dan Spollen is back to play for us! We love when Dan plays at our market. Did you know that in addition to farmers markets, Dan–a professional musician– also plays for other, larger events? Visit his website at for information. Dan also does portrait drawings…be sure to keep him in mind for your next event.

Speaking of music, every year the Rec Center is host to a traveling marching band on the roster for the Big Sounds in Motion drum and bugle corps competition held Saturday evening at Exeter High School’s Don Thomas Stadium. Hosted by the Reading Buccaneers, the event starts at 6:30pm. This year, Carolina Gold will be practicing out in the field behind the market. Give them a listen and get a preview of the night’s performance!