File photo from 2020 Farmers Market (By Greg Rickabaugh)

   The Farmers Market in Fort Mill was such a success last year that the town is planning a six-month run from May to October.

   The Town started accepting applications this week. The details:

   The Farmers Market will begin Saturday, May 8 and continue through Oct. 30, 2021. The events will return to Fort Mill’s Veterans Park (106 N. White Street) and will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday during its season.

   The Market offers a convenient place to purchase and sell local produce, farm/agricultural products, and handmade/handcrafted items. The Town will accept a limited number of businesses and other products.

   Applications to join the Farmers Market are now being accepted and will continue to be taken throughout the season.

    Town officials said they expect vendors and patrons to follow all COVID-19 Guidelines while at the Farmers Market and COVID-19 signage will be placed at the Market each week.

    Applications and information can be found on the Town’s website,, or by contacting Events Coordinator Jacona Hester at [email protected] or (803) 487-5413.

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Mac Banks
Mac Banks is a 21-year newspaper veteran, working mostly for the Rock Hill Herald/Fort Mill Times as well as the Aiken Standard and the Lancaster News. He has won more than 60 awards from the S.C. Press Association for his writing, photography, video skills. He was honored with the 2007 President’s Award from McClatchy Newspaper Corporation. He has authored and self-published a book, Faces of Hope: A Journey Inside an African Orphanage, as well as written stories about local, state and national sporting events. Mac is part of the OTS Sports Network, performing color commentary at high school football games for WRHI and their sister stations. In August 2019, he founded the Banks Media Group, LLC, starting the website to serve the Fort Mill Township covering local high school sports. Banks has a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Liberty University and Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and History from Winthrop University.