Locally grown food and artisan products
The Old Capitol Farmers Market has been produced by Downtown Springfield Inc. since 1999 with major support from HSHS St. John’s Hospital and also with support from Development Services Group, the City of Springfield and Central Baptist Church. It strives to support small farms and local growers by providing a venue to directly market their goods and strengthen the local economy by providing a venue for the public to connect with local growers, artisans and entrepreneurs. Doing so helps to support and revitalize the growth of downtown by increasing foot traffic and patronage to the downtown area. It is also a way to celebrate the diversity of locally grown food and artisan products that are unique to this area. For the third year, the Springfield Area Arts Council has programmed Music at the Market, which was voted Best Free Entertainment by Illinois Times readers in 2018. The 2019 season has begun and runs 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday through Oct. 26.
Old Capitol Farmers Market
May 25 and 29, Sat.
Adams Street between
Third and Fifth streets