Grand Junction's signature summertime event, the annual Market on Main, is already in the preparation stages for the year. When is Grand Junction's downtown farmers market?

This local tradition showcases farm products, arts and crafts, and entertainment, from all over the Western Slope. On average, it draws about 5,000 visitors a week.

When in Grand Junction's Downtown Farmers Market?

For 2020, the downtown farmers market kicks off July 9.

Grand Junction's farmers market has a pretty good run. This year, the event runs July 9 through September 24. Before the kickoff date rolls around, there are a number of things to be taken care of.

Are you a local grower or vendor? Are you looking to participate in this year's market? It's just about time to register. Applications for vendors opens March 2, 2020.

Are you part of a Western Colorado musical group? Each year, the Market on Main runs live music, usually at three different points along Main Street. Applications for entertainment will be accepted starting March 2, 2020.

In addition to all the goodies, it's kind of fun to go to the market and "people watch." You'll run into old friends, and maybe even encounter a few interesting characters.

Tom Freeman

A few things to remember about Grand Junction's "Market On Main":

  • Free parking is available in the parking garage on Rood between 4th and 5th Streets
  • Per City ordinance, no pets are allowed at Downtown events
  • It can get extremely hot in the during the event, and even pretty cold as the sun sets, so dress appropriately

Purchase locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables, check out work by local artisans, visit with friends, and enjoy live music, all in one stop. Keep in mind, it runs every Thursday, all summer long.

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