The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society and History Museum will host its popular Marketplace on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds at 956 Maple Ave. in downtown Carpinteria.
“We had to forego our previously scheduled Marketplace due to the much-needed rain, so we are really looking forward to seeing our visitors and vendors again,” said Jayme Yahr, executive director and curator of the nonprofit organization.
As always, the Marketplace will be filled with a treasure trove of handcrafted gifts, toys, antiques, furniture, jewelry, clothing, plants, musical instruments, household items including quilts, kitchenware, and chinaware, among other items. Of special note are the 25 cent and $1 tables at Granny’s Attic, the booth operated by the museum.
One of Marketplace’s unique vendors is Randy Axcell, owner and operator of EDC Mobile Sharpening. He will be onsite providing sharpening services, which include repairs, cleaning, and sanitizing for a price of $5 each.
“I was on a road trip to Seattle and had stopped in the Redwood forest in Humboldt County. On a hike in the forest, I pulled out my pocketknife to cut something. It sure was dull. The idea came about at that moment,” he reports the inspiration for his business. “When I arrived back home in Santa Barbara, I did my market research and found very little competition and so I started EDC Mobile Sharpening.”
His company evolved quickly and now is a full-time business, making house calls and traveling to special events. EDC Mobile Sharpening can be reached at edcmobilesharpening.com or (801) 657-1056. Learn more at Facebook/EDCmobilesharpening and Instagram.com/edc_sharpening_.
The free admission to the Marketplace also includes music by the Sweet Strings Sisters from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. playing folk, traditional, oldies, and original tunes. Find more information at facebook.com/sweetstringsisters. Mavis Hansen and the Ukulele Jammers will play from 1:15 to 3 p.m.
Hot dogs, cold beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.
For more information, call the museum at (805) 684-3112 or visit carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org. The next Marketplace is scheduled for March 25.