Have your cake and eat it, too, in downtown Biloxi

Cake, cupcakes and other treats will join fresh produce, jams and jellies at the Biloxi Farmers Market Thursday, when Biloxi Main Street hosts the season’s first installment of the Downtown Farmers Market Festival.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Howard Avenue at the I-110 overpass.

Cake-themed activities, such as a cake walk, cake-decorating demonstrations and cupcake decorating for youngsters, will all be part of the mix.  Ty Taylor will provide live entertainment, Biloxi Main Street will sell grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, refreshments, and chips for lunchtime, and hourly prizes will be given away.

The Downtown Farmers Market Festival, held five times each year, attracts hundreds of people and dozens of specialty vendors, who arrange themselves among dozens of other vendors who sell arts and crafts, fresh produce, plants and other items.

The Biloxi Farmers Market, officially known as the Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Farmers Market, is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See the festival flyer
See photos from a typical day at the Biloxi Farmers Market


News and notes

Preservation series continues: This week’s Preservation in May installment pays tribute to preservation efforts of individuals, organizations, and businesses with the annual Biloxi Historical Preservation Awards at the Ohr-O’keefe Museum of Art.  To see a full listing of events, click here.

Women in Construction training:  Moore Community House is accepting applications for its eight-week course to prepare women for careers in general construction. The classes begin Monday, June 6. Details: 228-207-5265.

Week in review: The Biloxi Fire Department had five structure fires last week, and 110 medical calls, boosting its total number of calls to 166 for the week. To see the breakdown on the numbers from the Fire and Police departments from last week, click here.