Marion has an ideal, centrally located site for its farmers market at City Square Park, with a depot pavilion providing cover against the backdrop of the historic Main Street District.
It was disappointing to hear the decision to end the Wednesday markets earlier this summer, but the Saturday markets continue, and a new Uptown Fall Market coming up on Saturday, Sept. 27, promises to be quite an event.
The Uptown Markets, presented by the Marion Chamber, are held monthly in June, July and August; this is the first time a fall market has been added in September.
You still have time to shop at the regular Saturday markets, which run 8-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 20 in the depot at City Square Park, Seventh Avenue and 10th Street. The Uptown Market will run at slightly different hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Find more than 50 Eastern Iowa farmers markets on the Homegrown list and see more from the Marion Chamber, below:
New for 2014, the Marion Chamber will present Uptown Fall Marion Market on Saturday, September 27th from 10am- 2pm in Uptown Marion’s City Square Park. The market will feature over 30 vendors with fall produce, plants, baked goods, honey, organic meat and cheeses, Iowa wines, salsa, jellies and an array of artisan items. In addition, food vendors will be onsite to offer a variety of take-and-eat items.
Live entertainment will be offered at the market along with informational demonstration booths including Blue Zones, Iowa State Extension and the McGowan House Artisans.
Airwaves- live music by Tim Calcara from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kiracatures- caricature drawings from 11 a.m.- 1p.m.
Uptown Marion Market is sponsored by the Marion Chamber Platinum Community Partners – Farmers State Bank, Fosters Heating and Air Conditioning, ImOn Communications, MercyCare Community Physicians-Marion and Mercy Medical Center and Philip’s Diamond Shop & Design Center and is produced by the Marion Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Marion. Special thanks to event media partner, TownSquare Media – KDAT, KHAK and i107-1.
For more information on the Uptown Marion Market and other Marion Chamber events, visit www.marioncc.org or call 319-377-6316. The mission of the Marion Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and advocacy to ensure a growing business environment and to enhance the quality of life in Marion.