It’s going to be a big weekend in Lamont.
On Saturday (Sep. 9) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Days Inn Lamont will be hosting their first ever Fall Harvest Market.
The market will feature over 30 local vendors who are selling a variety of artisan goods, from clothes and crafts to delicious food.
Peggy Moth, operations manager at the Days Inn Lamont, said that they originally had plans to host the market in the spring.
“We decided the fall had a better showing of vendors and more interest,” said Moth. “So, we decided to go with a Fall Harvest theme and allow people to come into the hotel and see what the Days Inn is all about.”
The hotel features meeting spaces, a small breakfast room for private events, and different types of rooms.
None of the vendors were charged to be at the market, which Moth said helps promote local businesses.
“We’re just providing a place that these talented people can come to and bring their crafts, paintings, and carvings. Because it’s free to vendors, they have an opportunity to have less cost to them just for coming out.”
This isn’t the only way that the Days Inn Lamont helps the community. Being located right next to the Lamont Health Clinic, they offer discount rates for hospital stays, and they’ve also been offering an exclusive discount to those who have been displaced due to the wildfires across Canada.
“This is a personal connection. I used to reside in Yellowknife, so I have many friends that have been on TV talking about the wildfires,” stated Moth. “Wherever people are coming from, if they need a place to stay, we made it known that we were open and available for people to come and stay here.”
Days Inn has receieved plenty of support back from the community, as well, with this market being sponsored by the Fort Saskatchewan and Lamont Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Go East.
This is also a special market, with donations being accepted for the Lamont Food Bank.
“Going forward we’re hoping to be more involved with the community, letting them know that we’re here for them, and hoping in turn that they bring guests into our hotel, knowing that we’re here to accomodate them.”
Days Inn Lamont is located on 5702 47 Avenue. You can read more about the Days Inn Lamont on their Facebook page here.