2020 Farmers’ Festival

Sat. Aug 8, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:00pm |
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Join North Market as we thank our wonderful farmers and makers that contribute to the community at the annual Farmers’ Festival!
The Farmers’ Festival will take place at North Market on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. This annual family friendly event celebrates the oldest farmers’ market in Central Ohio. Similar to the weekly farmers’ market, the Farmers’ Festival will showcase local farms and makers, plus food demos, cookie baking contest, and a dunk tank fundraiser!


Schedule of Events & Demos


8:00am – 12:00pm – SHOP LOCAL

Farmers’ Market


9:00am – 12:00pm – SUPPORT

“Dunk tank fundraiser with NMDA staff & board members”

Support the North Market Development Authority, the non-profit organization that operates the historic North Market, and get a chance to dunk North Market staff and board members!

North Market Development Authority

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – P1-P3


9:00am – CONTEST

Cookie baking contest drop off

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – Red North Market Info Tent – B1



9:00am – LEARN

“History of North Market”

North Market Development Authority

location: inside Market House, vacant stall across from Market & Boar


9:30am – DEMO

“Beehive Observation”

Hinton Aparies

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – P4


10:00am – TASTING

“(COVID-friendly) Tasting of our delicious gourmet-blended dips and no-bake dessert mixes!”

Quickie Dips LLC

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – E5


10:30am – DEMO

“Cookin’ with CaJohn”

Flavor & Fire

location: inside Market House, vacant stall across from Market & Boar


11:00am – DEMO

“Coffee Home Brewing Methods”

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

location: inside Market House at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters


11:30am – DEMO

“Fermented Pickle Demo”

Shady Grove Farm

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – E14


12:00pm – DEMO

“Intro to Cheese: How to purchase, store and get the most out of your cheese”

Black Radish Creamery

location: inside Market House at Black Radish Creamery


8:00am – 12:00pm – ENTER TO WIN

Enter to win $10K in doors and windows for your home from Renewal by Andersen!

location: Farmers’ Market Plaza – Renewal by Andersen tent

Thank You Sponsors

The 2020 Farmers’ Festival is brought to you by generous support from: M3S Sports,  Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, and Renewal by Andersen!




COVID-19 Updates

The following measures will be in place on the plaza during the Farmers’ Festival to ensure proper social distancing, sanitation, and safety is observed by vendors and guests alike:

●      North Market’s mask requirement that applies to indoor merchants and guests will also apply to all outdoor vendors and guests.

●      Access to each farmers’ market booth will be limited. Markings on ground will indicate this requirement and will show the distance required between people. Only one person/group traveling together may be in each box at a time.

●      Several farms and vendors will offer contact free shopping and pre-orders. North Market asks that guests pre-order and plan out shopping trips when possible. This helps us keep crowds to a minimum and lines moving smoothly.

●      Farms and vendors will provide hand sanitizer for guest use.

●      North Market farms and vendors are committed to helping prevent the spread of illness by washing hands frequently, covering coughs/sneezes, staying home when sick, and avoiding exposure to others who are sick. We ask that all guests follow the same protocols and do not visit North Market or the Farmers’ Market if feeling ill.

●      North Market farms and vendors will continue to strictly follow all local public health guidelines, safety protocols, and best practices.