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Traders Village introducing ‘Contactless Country Christmas’ throughout December
Santa Claus is coming to Traders Village — but he’ll still maintain six feet of social distance. Traders Village announced it will continue holiday celebrations in the Coronavirus Age with a “Contactless Country Christmas” every weekend throughout December. “We really wanted to make visiting Santa special this year, but not take away the magic of Santa,” Billeck said. The event will take place at Traders Hall on Dec. 5, 6, 12, 19 and 20. Admission into Traders Village is free, but photo packages start at $5.
Fall festival offers plenty of photo ops, plus family friendly corn mazes
One place in San Antonio is offering a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, plenty of shopping, food, a corn maze and a fun corn cannon that shoots apples. Traders Village is debuting San Antonio’s first and only corn maze. The Corny Maze at Traders Village is the largest in South Texas, sitting at 10 acres. The Corn Maze design features the rides at Traders Village, as well as its mascot, Freddy the Flea. For social media enthusiasts, the pumpkin patch is a great photo op.
Enjoy shopping, rides, festivals and food at Traders Village this fall | SA Live | KSAT12
Enjoy shopping, rides, festivals and food at Traders Village this fall | SA Live | KSAT12Published: October 15, 2020, 1:46 pmThe Corny Maze is the largest in South Texas sitting at 10 acres and San Antonio’s first and only corn maze.
Fall festivities carry on at Traders Village
SAN ANTONIO – Although most events have been canceled due to the pandemic, fall festivities at Traders Village San Antonio are in full swing. The Corny Maze will remain open until the end of November at Traders Village San Antonio. “We created the maze primarily for families to come out, do something (fun) and create memories,” Brian Billeck, marketing manager of Traders Village San Antonio, said. Organizers of the Corny Maze said they wanted to provide a sense of normalcy through fall traditions. There’s a $5 upgrade charge for those wanting to enjoy the games inside Traders Village.
10 ways to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio while social distancing
SAN ANTONIO – This year Halloween is on a Saturday and there is going to be a rare blue moon - which unless you’re afraid of werewolves - is pretty awesome. However, the coronavirus pandemic is making Halloween planning a little difficult for some people and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that trick-or-treating is considered “high risk.”So how can you celebrate Halloween safely in the San Antonio area? Haunted Houses - All monthFrom hokey to haunted - several haunted houses are still open in the San Antonio and Austin areas. South Texas Maize - All monthThis corn maze in Hondo is already open and offers a ton of activities for kids in addition to the 7-acre corn maze. Zoo Boo - All monthThis non-spooky celebration at San Antonio Zoo features trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, and a hay maze.
How San Antonio Food Bank became lifeline for South Texas during COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a new, weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. San Antonio Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper woke up April 9 knowing it would be a busy day. San Antonio Food Bank holds day of service to honor George FloydCooper said demand has doubled since the onset of COVID-19. (San Antonio Poverty Chart via City of San Antonio.) San Antonio Food Bank mega distribution image.
‘This is our hustle’: Vendors return for business at Traders Village
SAN ANTONIO – On any ordinary weekend, Traders Village sees up to 15,000 people, but the popular flea market saw far less on Mother’s Day weekend. After being closed for almost two months Traders Village was finally able to re-open to the public. Casteallnos is the owner of Tejano Imports, which has been located at Traders Village for almost nine years. Traders Village flea market not given all clear to open by cityLimited food stands are open and rides remain closed. Traders Village San Antonio opening this weekend after receiving state approval
Week in 210: Deadly stabbing at San Antonio barbershop; Traders Village to reopen
Week in 210: Deadly stabbing at San Antonio barbershop; Traders Village to reopenPublished: May 8, 2020, 8:01 pmEvery Friday on KSAT News at 9, we recap some of the week’s top stories. See what stories made the headlines in The Week in 2:10.
Traders Village San Antonio opening this weekend after receiving state approval
SAN ANTONIO – Although San Antonio city officials had prevented Traders Village San Antonio from reopening, the flea market will move forward with its plan to operate this weekend after receiving approval from Texas officials. As Traders Village San Antonio remains closed, state says flea markets may reopen“Based on this new confirmation, Traders Village San Antonio will be opening this weekend," Traders Village President Tim Anderson said in a statement. “We are all set with our plans for maintaining social distancing and approved occupancy.”Rides will not be operated, there will be no live music and limited food stands, according to the flea market’s news release. Vendors and customers are all asked to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The mayor of San Antonio addressed why the flea markets could not open during Monday's daily COVID-19 briefing.
As Traders Village San Antonio remains closed, state says flea markets may reopen
SAN ANTONIO – As Texas moves to reopen its economy, there has been some confusion between what businesses can start operating. Traders Village San Antonio found itself in the middle of the confusion after Gov. Other flea markets in Texas that opened this past weekend include Traders Village Grand Prairie and Traders Village Houston. The mayor of San Antonio addressed why the flea markets could not open during Monday's daily COVID-19 briefing. We will work to confirm this information and the details so that Traders Village can re-open this weekend .
City shuts down San Antonio flea market
SAN ANTONIO – Update:Traders Village and other San Antonio-area flea markets are not permitted to reopen their doors.
Let KSAT viewers know if your essential business is still openThe far west flea market will be at limited capacity.
The Traders Village San Antonio website also strongly recommends face masks to enter and must be on while inside the market.
Were Learning As We Go: San Antonio Food Bank Adjusts to Feed the Masses
As hunger spikes during the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Food Bank has kept up with need by expanding its services tenfold, drawing national attention for its capabilities. Much of that attention focused on the miles-long lines of cars waiting for food last Thursday at Traders Village, which is a situation that Eric Cooper, food bank president and CEO, would not like to see repeated. As a result, the food bank Mega Distribution held Friday morning at the Alamodome was scaled down to serve 2,000 families, providing two weeks worth of groceries to each. The food bank continues its pop-up free markets in the 16-county area surrounding Bexar County, with increased capacity, and has ramped up its additional food delivery service from 40 to 160 boxes per day. Food Bank Chief Resources Officer Michael Guerra said pre-registration for both distributions is already full, and we would love to have people call to learn all the ways they can access food, by calling the food bank at 210-337-3663.therivardreport.com
San Antonio Food Bank sets next distribution for Friday at Alamodome
San Antonio Food Bank sets next distribution for Friday at AlamodomeVehicles park the parking lot at Traders Village as thousands wait for their turn for food during a distribution event organized by the San Antonio Food Bank on Thursday. Preregistration is required; go to sasfoodbank.org or call 210-431-8326. less Vehicles park the parking lot at Traders Village as thousands wait for their turn for food during a distribution event organized by the San Antonio Food Bank on Thursday. Another giveaway is set for Friday at ... more Photo: William Luther /Associated Press Photo: William Luther /Associated Press Image 1 of / 41 Caption Close San Antonio Food Bank sets next distribution for Friday at Alamodome 1 / 41 Back to GalleryThe San Antonio Food Bank has scheduled its next drive-thru distribution for 10 a.m. Friday at the Alamodome, Food Bank spokesman Michael Guerra said Tuesday. In all the Food Bank has fed 15,500 families directly since the start of the crisis, including 2,250 at the first event March 31 at the Ala-modome. Tom Orsborn covers sports news in the San Antonio and Bexar County area.mysanantonio.com
Traders Village Hosting 9th Annual Native American Indian Pow Wow This Weekend
click to enlarge Facebook / Traders VillageSan Antonio City Council passed a resolution establishing October 14 as "Indigenous Peoples Day." This weekend, San Antonio residents are invited to respectfully observe Native American culture up front at the 9th Annual Native American Indian Pow Wow.On Saturday and Sunday, Traders Village's pow wow will bring several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, to the Alamo City to take part in a celebration of their culture and heritage.San Antonians are invited to attend and observe the celebrations, which will include drummers supporting dancers performing in a full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork. The dancers will be competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different categories.sacurrent.com