Cape Riverfront Market opening day May 6

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Opening day for the Cape Riverfront Market was Saturday, May 6.

The market was open from 8 a.m. to noon at 35 S. Spanish Street.

Organizers asked everyone to wear their best hat for the Derby Day theme.

Logan Chapman performed and The Corner Grocery Store had demonstrations.

We spoke to a few local vendors who told us how excited they were to be there and how busy they were.

A member of Twice as Nice Lemonade said they saw hundreds of people visit their stand.

“I love to see the people,” Michelle Chesser said. “I love to have fun with my family. We have a great time, this is fun for us not work.”

Another business, Monroe Kay, sells homemade children’s wear.

“This is something I can use to support my family and we put a lot of hours into this, a lot of 3 a.m. nights while getting up with babies at 6 a.m.,” she said.

Cory Hemman with The Hatcher Carpenter leaned on his faith.

“People love to come down here and do this and be able to say, ‘look what God did here,’” said Cory.

Amber Browne owns Ambie’s Nook and sells baked goods.

“I’ve sold out of chocolate chip cookies, I’m almost out of snickerdoodles,” she said.

The riverfront market will run every Saturday morning between May and October, except Oct. 21 when Old Town Cape will partner with VisitCape for the Riverfront Fall Festival.

Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.

Jeffrey Bullard

Jeffrey Bullard

Jeffrey Bullard joined the Heartland News Team in June 2022.