Special logistics for 3NM
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2012
It might take a bit of planning and patience to navigate Saturday’s Andalusia Junior Women’s Club Three Notch Market arts and crafts festival and the Little Big Town concert, but it will be well worth it, organizers said Tuesday.
Katie King, AJWC member, said the vendor list keeps growing for the event, which will be held at Springdale, and as of Tuesday, was set at 85. Gates will open at 9 a.m., she said.
“Truly, there will be something for everyone there,” she said of the vendors participating. “It’s very exciting, and it’s really coming together well. The vendor number is huge, double what we had last year.”
For a list of registered vendors, click this link: 3NM vendor list.
King said admission to shop is free, but one must purchase a concert ticket to watch country music group, Little Big Town, perform.
“Gates open for the show at 4 p.m., and they will take stage at 6:30 p.m.,” she said. “The market will open from 9 a.m. until the end of the concert. Kids 4 and under are free for concert.”
King said the local civic group, which donates the money raised from the event to area schools, is expecting a “good turnout” for the concert.
“There are no coolers, no alcohol and no pets allowed,” she said. “There will be food and beverages available all day. We are recommending you bring chairs and blankets to watch the show.”
Advanced concert tickets are $10 and available at the Chamber of Commerce, Andalusia City Hall, Southern Independent Bank, CCB Bank and at Harold’s Furniture or online at www.ajwcthreenotchmarket.webs.com.
On the day of the event, there will be many locations available for parking, said AJWC member Ashley Eiland.
“If you think about it, Saturday will be no different than a Halloween on the Square event here,” Eiland said. “We suggest you come early to get seats, and then there is plenty of time of wander around the market.”
Eiland said the street will be closed from First Baptist Church to Oak Street (next to Cost Plus) beginning at 3 p.m. Businesses along that street can be accessed from back streets, she said.
“We assume people will park on residential avenues and close to Springdale,” she said. “There will be parking designated at the AHS stadium, First Baptist and as far down as Packer Field and around the square. The Farmer’s Market and Tisdale Street can be used as parking.
“Really, it’s anywhere you can find a spot,” she said about parking.
Shuttles will be available from AHS, Johnson Park and Packer Field. Cost is $1 per person and will serve as a fundraiser for area churches and civic groups. Shuttles are expected to run every 20 minutes throughout the day and after the concert.