Since the race's finish line will be located on Lower Main Street on Sunday, Aug. 11, the Silly Market will offer a condensed version of its open-air, sustainable artisan event, said Ryan Cray, director of media and programming.
"We're going to move everything to Upper Main Street for the Tour of Utah, which we did last year," Cray told The Park Record. "We will start the kiosks and booths by the post office and on up the street.
"We're staggering the kiosks, which number approximately 80 this year, so they won't interfere with the businesses that are open on Sunday," Cray said. "Hopefully that will help those Main Street merchants who are open."
Also, the stage will also be relocated to the top of Main.
The entertainment will include singer and songwriter Mary Beth Maziarz from 10 a.m. until noon. Maziarz recently opened for former Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines at Deer Valley. The locally based hip-hop band Broken Silence will play from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
"We'll also have some street performers who will wander around and perform," Cray said. "Hopefully that will attract people to that area."
In addition, the children's activity area will be moved there.
"We'll have the Top Shelf Bar by Treasure Mountain Inn," Cray explained.
Unfortunately, there will not be a farmer's market this week.
"We don't have the room for it since we're going to use the street by the Post Office as a load-in and load-out area," Cray said.
Another big change will be shorter hours.
"We will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.," Cray said. "Last year we went until 5 p.m., but we decided to close two hours earlier.
"I think it will be better for us, because that way people will still have time to check out the shops, eat at the restaurants and participate in the Tour of Utah's activities," she said.
The last issue Cray mentioned was parking.
"Since there will be a lot of people coming to see the Tour or coming to Park Silly, there will be a shortage of parking spaces at the China Bridge parking garage.
"We encourage people to either park at the Park City High School or Park City Mountain Resort and take the bus or shuttle in," she said.
The decision to condense the Market during Tour of Utah was made by vendor coordinator Michelle McDonald and operations director Kate Boyd.
"They worked very closely with the city since the spring with the new plans and we all believe this will be a good option for us, rather than just closing down for the week," Cray said. "I also think this will be a great opportunity for us because there will be people who are coming to town to cheer on the cyclists and they will have the option to come visit us and see what we're all about."
Once again, the changes are temporary, Cray said.
"We want people to know we're still going to hold the Park Silly Sunday Market, but it's not the way we're normally set up." she said. "The market will be back to its full force on Sunday, Aug. 18, through the rest of the season that ends on Sept. 22."
For more information about the Park Silly Sunday Market, visit www.parksillysundaymarket.com.