Downtown Appleton Summer Farm Market - Know Before You Go

This year we’re kicking off the Appleton Downtown Summer Farm Market in Appleton, Wisconsin two weeks earlier than we have in previous years! The first market is Saturday, June 3rd and we can almost smell those sugary mini donuts and the cups of buttery, fresh corn!

Come to Downtown Appleton to purchase local produce, flowers, meats and cheeses. Browse the handmade goods from our local artisans. Grab breakfast or lunch from the wide variety of food vendors. And do it all while listening to talented local musicians, located throughout College Avenue. 


Downtown Appleton on College Avenue from Drew Street to Appleton Street, including Houdini Plaza. Please be aware that there will be some road construction Downtown throughout the summer. 


Every Saturday morning from June 3rd through October 14th, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. This year the market will be open on June 10th, leading up to the Appleton Flag Day Parade! Visit the City of Appleton website for more information on the parade. Please note there will be no Farm Market on Saturday, September 30th because of Appleton’s Octoberfest. 


Ramp and metered, street parking is available throughout Downtown Appleton. Ramps accept cash and credit cards. The ramps are located as follows: 

Yellow Ramp: Entrances located on East Washington Street and East Frankling Street 

Red Ramp: Entrances located on South Superior Street and North Appleton Street. 

Green Ramp: Entrance West Washington Street and North Division Street. 

Meters accept coins or can be paid using the Passport Parking App. The app is completely free and very easy to use! For more information about parking rates, locations and procedures, visit the City of Appleton or Appleton Downtown, Inc. 


We are happy to see many of our annual regulars returning this year! We are excited to welcome some new faces as well. Vendors may vary from week to week during the summer Farm Market season. If you are searching for a particular vendor while at the market, stop by our information booth, located outside the City Center Plaza’s main entrance. We’ll gladly help you find what you need. 


We love supporting the local music scene in Appleton, so we will of course, feature live music during the Downtown Appleton Farm Market. Watch for musicians positioned throughout the entire footprint of the market.  


Portable toilets will be located outside of Houdini Plaza. 


Forms of payment accepted may vary from vendor to vendor. It’s a good idea to have cash. Some vendors also accept EBT (food share). Visit Appleton Downtown, Inc. for more information or visit the information booth at the Farm Market. 

Stuff to Bring 

Knowing what to bring along to the Farm Market can make your experience a lot easier. Some essentials include cash, sunscreen and reusable bags to easily carry your purchases. If you’re bringing children, you may want to bring along a stroller or a wagon. 


Sorry, but no pets are allowed at the Farm Market or any special event due to the City of Appleton event ordinance. Violators may be fined, so please plan accordingly. 


There are trash receptacles located throughout the market. Please help us keep Downtown clean by throwing away your trash. The City of Appleton also has trash and recycling cans located on the College Avenue sidewalks. 

The Rest of the Day 

If you’re not quite ready for your Downtown experience to end once the market is wrapping up – STAY! Here are some great ideas for other things to do in Downtown Appleton: 


The locally owned retailers along College Avenue have a variety of unique offerings to make sure you’ll find what you’re looking for. 


With over 50 eateries and nearly 30 pubs and venues, Downtown Appleton has food and fun to match your taste and mood. 


Take a scenic walk on a trail or visit a playground at one of the Downtown Appleton parks. 


Enjoy local museums or find an art activity along College Avenue. 

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