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Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market

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Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market

The Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is on Main Street.

Downtown Fond du Lac has two markets May through October. In addition to cash, both of our markets accept EBT, credit and debit cards. You can swipe your card at the Information Tent and receive wooden tokens which are used like cash at participating vendor booths. For EBT use your Wisconsin QUEST card at the information Tent. It is a plastic debit card with your name, card number and the Wisconsin QUEST logo on it. You must have your QUEST card with you at the tent to purchase tokens using your FoodShare account.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is a pet-friendly market. All pets must be leashed (6ft. or less) and under human control at all times. When produce is on the ground, pets must be far enough away to avoid any potential "marking" of food items.

The economic impact of the 2016 market season is estimated to represent:

  • $1.1 million in additional economic activity and 5 jobs in downtown.
  • $2.2 million in additional economic activity and 22 jobs in the Fond du Lac Metropolitan area.
  • Over the course of the season, the market generated $254,070 in total estimated sales to market vendors, a 35% increase over 2015!

Full details of the analysis are available here: 2016 Farmers Market Economic Impact

 

Saturdays

May 13 through October 28, 2017
8 a.m. to Noon
Main Street
(Sheboygan Street to Western Avenue)

 

Wednesdays

June 7 through October 25, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Street Plaza
(at Main Street and Sheboygan Street)

On Saturdays, over 80 vendors sell the freshest Wisconsin-grown produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats and cheese. Crafts, arts, pottery, and other hand-made items are also available. At the height of the season the market brings over 2,500 shoppers downtown weekly.   On Wednesdays, 15+ vendors sell Wisconsin-grown produce, plants, flowers, and hand-made items.  This smaller market brings a weekly attendance of 250 shoppers downtown. Make sure to pick up an on-the-go lunch and your weekly produce while checking out Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market!

 

The 2017 Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is sponsored by:

Agnesian HealthCare


Saturday Schedule of Activities for 2017

See below for descriptions of the educational activities. Interested in playing music? Click here.

Music Date Education & Activities

Rebel Rose

Rock & Country

13-May

Radon Education
presented by Fond du Lac Public Health

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

Trevor Lindgren

Folk influenced pop rock

20-May

Composting Education
presented by Compost Joe's

Rich Nimkie Trio

Classic and contemporary rock with Christian influences

27-May

Backyard Chickens 101
presented by Tracy McDermott

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

JUNE 3, 2017 - National Exchange Bank 33rd Annual Petting Zoo

Demonstration Cooking presented by Agnesian HealthCare

Fond du Lac Public Library Book Sale & Summer Reading Program Signup

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

Will Wegner

Classic jazz and pop standards performed with an improvisational flair.

10-Jun

Hiking Safety
presented by Fond du Lac Public Health

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

Love, Light & Harmony

Singer/Songwriter and kirtan. Music with a positive, uplifting message

17-Jun

Food Preservations Education
presented by UW-Extension

J. Ryan Trio

The J Ryan Trio plays jazz standards and down home blues all with a soulful feel in and around Milwaukee with every last dollar raised from album sales and live performance going to charity.

24-Jun

Essential Rock Kids Market

Car Seat Safety Check

Family Resource Center Diaper Drive

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

Mississippi Sawyer

A blend of a historical American music.

1-Jul

Demonstration Cooking presented by Agnesian HealthCare

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

Tom Cooper

A man and a guitar playing a smattering
of covers and originals.

8-Jul Alzheimer's Education

Russ Drezdon

Acoustic versions of Classic Rock and Country songs in the singer/songwriter style.

15-Jul Food Preservation Education
presented by UW-Extension

Open Mic
Sign up at Mike's Music

22-Jul

Essential Rock Kids Market

Fit Families

Cycling as Transportation

Family Resource Center Diaper Drive

Eazy Folk

Traditional Folk Ballads and songs with a beat that are easy going to soft Folk Rock

29-Jul TBD

Ronald Williams

Jazz saxophone & vocals

5-Aug

Demonstration Cooking presented by Agnesian HealthCare

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

Drowsy Maggies

Lively Toe-tapping Celtic Music, interspersed with beautiful lilting Airs...something for everyone to enjoy!

12-Aug Public Health in Fond du Lac

Dale Palecek & Friends

High energy string band music featuring the Hammered Dulcimer

19-Aug

Food Preservations Education
presented by UW-Extension

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

Penny & the G-man

Penny and the G-Man performs an eclectic blend of fun upbeat sing-along music including folk, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, country and reggae music.

26-Aug

Learn all about WIC

Family Resource Center Diaper Drive

O'Boyle Family

Folk with bluesy roots!

2-Sep

"Bee" Informed
presented by Tracy McDermott

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - FONDUE FEST

Open Mic
Sign up at Mike's Music

16-Sep

Food Preservations Education
presented by UW-Extension

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

Until Dawn

Music for everyone with songs ranging from old standards to 70s rock to current day pop.

23-Sep

Essential Rock Kids Market

Family Resource Center Diaper Drive

Jim 'n' Nancy

Jim's rockin' acoustic guitar and Nancy's powerful beat on African Djembe jam out rootsy and fun rock, country, folk and blues.

30-Sep

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
presented by Agnesian HealthCare

Plein Air Painting near Gallery & Frame Shop

TBD

7-Oct

Marian Community Outreach Class

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

TBD

14-Oct TBD 

TBD

21-Oct

Food Preservations Education
presented by UW-Extension

Essential Rock Kids Market

Family Resource Center Diaper Drive

Last Market Day of the Season - October 28, 2017 - Monster March


Where to Park

Parking your bike is easy downtown. Bike racks are indicated with a bike icon on the map below.

On street and public lots are free parking every day after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Public lots are colored in teal on the map below. Scroll up and down to zoom in and out.

Heading to the middle of the Saturday market is easiest from Lot 3A and the NEBAT private lot. Thanks to National Exchange Bank and Trust for allowing Farmers Market customers to use their lot on Saturdays!

 


 

Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market
Information Booth

Corner of 2nd & Main

Market Manager- Tracy Reinhart

 

 

What Can you Find at the Information Booth?

Answers
Have questions about the Farmers Market or Downtown Fond du Lac?  Ask them here!

Credit Cards/EBT Accepted to get cash
Forgot cash?  No problem!  Here you can swipe your EBT, credit or debit card for tokens to shop around the market.  

Parking Tips
Pick up a copy of the Downtown Parking Map to help you find your favorite weekly parking spot.

Suggestion Box
Got a suggestion about how to make the Market better?  Bring your thoughts to our anonymous suggestion box.

Market Schedule
Find out who will be coming to perform at the Market and when to come down for display cooking, canning Q&As, or other educational programs.






Activity Descriptions

Petting Zoo

National Exchange Bank & Trust will host the 33rd Annual Petting Zoo on Saturday, June 3, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the 130 South Main St. office of National Exchange Bank & Trust in Fond du Lac.

This free community appreciation event is open to the public. In celebration of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, the petting zoo will feature a variety of farm animals, pony rides, dairy games, prizes and more. A sampling of Wisconsin’s finest dairy products will be available including several cheese varieties, yogurt, butter popcorn and milk.

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras. No pets are allowed in the petting zoo area.

For more information, visit www.nebat.com. In the event of inclement weather, check our website or KFIZ AM 1450 and WFDL FM 97.7 radio stations. National Exchange Bank & Trust is an independent bank with 27 locations throughout East Central Wisconsin.