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Iowa City Farmers Market

The Iowa City Farmers Market is managed by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. It is an open-air market held in the Chauncey Swan parking ramp, Chauncey Swan Park, and on E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. The market runs from May through October. We strive to serve culturally and economically diverse populations by providing access to fresh, locally produced products.


See You at the Market

415 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
May - October
  • Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Iowa City Farmers Market is an in-person format. 


Before You Visit the Market

Pets - Don't bring your furry friends. Animals are not allowed inside the ramp during the market. 

Payment - A variety of payment options are available including cash, credit/debit cards, EBT/SNAP (Electronic Benefit Transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards, and DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks.) Tokens are available for purchase at the welcome table, see staff for more details.

COVID - Iowa City Farmers Market is an in-person market. To help us ensure we operate our markets safely please stay home if you are feeling sick.


Upcoming Events

 

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Halloween at the Market-
7:30 am- noon
Saturday, Oct. 29

Costumed kiddos can trick or treat at vendor tables. Costume parade at 10 am for kids and parents. Gather at the north entrance of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp to participate. Enjoy pumpkin decorating and an Irish Dance performance by the Champagne Academy of Irish Dance! This event is free and open to kids of all ages. 

 

 


2022 Market Music

Saturdays, June 4-October 29

9:00-11:00 AM

Market music is generously sponsored by Green State Credit Union. 

  • June 4-Ingrid Streitz
  • June 11- Yahoo Drummers
  • June 18- Old Cap String Band
  • June 25- The Laid Back Band
  • July 2- DJ Saxophonist Lucas Sanor
  • July 9- Stephanie Catlett with Suzanne Wedeking
  • July 16- Jarrett Purdy & Dan Padley
  • July 23- Nikki Lunden
  • July 30- The Drollingers
  • August 6- Ryne Doughty
  • August 13- Awful Purdies
  • August 20- David G Smith
  • August 27- Joe & Coleen Peterson & Friends
  • September 3- Saul Lubaroff & Andy Parrott
  • September 10- Dandelion Stompers
  • September 17- Pennies on the Rail
  • September 24-  Tom Spielbauer
  • October 1- Kalimbaman and the Likely Suspects
  • October 8- Ron & Janet

Find Your Vendor

Are you interested in connecting directly with a vendor? You can access vendor information by clicking on the map below and searching by vendor name or by clicking on the stalls. 


Vendor Information

The 2022 market will feature some new and returning vendors. Please read the current Farmers Market Vendor Handbook carefully prior to registering for the market. Registration will open for the 2022 Iowa City Farmers Market Season on Monday, January 3, 2022. 

Returning Vendors

Season vendors in good standing with the Iowa City Farmers Market will be given first priority and will receive their regularly assigned space from the previous season. 

New Vendors

Saturday opportunities may be available depending on returning season vendors. There is no fee at the time of registration. New vendors for the 2022 season will be placed on our waiting list. Those interested in joining the market can visit our registration website. Read the Waiting List/Daily Vendor Guidelines.

Information Groups & Not-for-Profit Organizations

Information Groups and Not-for-Profit Organizations are welcome at the Iowa City Farmers Market. Please read the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook for details. Not-for-profit and information groups are not permitted to use umbrellas, tents, or other shade structures.


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Contact Us

Questions? Please contact Recreation Program Supervisor, Michelle Wiegand, or 319-356-5213.