The Plainfield Pickers bring their high-energy mix of bluegrass and Western swing to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets.
The band — which includes Bluegrass Harold Crawford, wood pounder, banjo picker and vocals; Jim Jelks, drummer; Scott Stone, guitar and vocals; and Jim Hilliard, stand-up bass and vocals — named themselves after a local nightspot when they started playing together in 1998.
Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op.
The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Even though the calendar will soon turn to autumn, there’s summer produce aplenty, such as melons, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, greens, corn, avocados, tomatoes, peppers and strawberries plus local eggs, honey, wine, beef and lamb. Crafts are at the north end of Central Park, near Fourth and C streets.
Bring a picnic from home or buy dinner from one of the many vendors. Davis Soroptimists will pour Sudwerk beer and local wine, with proceeds going to local charities.
Children’s entertainment includes Central Park’s bicycle-powered carousel, Rocknasium’s climbing structure, bounce houses, face-painting, pony rides by Greenwich Acres and balloon-maker Dilly Dally the Clown.
For more information, call 530-756-1695 or visit www.davisfarmersmarket.org.