You will enter through Gate 1, past the Illinois Building (#18 on the map), and go straight past Happy Hollow. The Expo Building (listed as the Exposition Building, #11) will be the second building on the left.
Join us for the 9th annual Holiday Farmers Markets on Saturday, November 21st and Saturday, December 19th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Illinois Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Each of the Holiday Farmers Markets will include at least 35 of vendors from central Illinois selling a wide variety of products, including pasture-raised turkeys, pork, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, honey, and Illinois wine. Although the late fall and winter seasons are generally believed to be a time where there is very little in the way of fresh fruits and vegetables, many farmers have found inventive ways to extend their growing seasons well into the winter months. Fresh greens, garlic, potatoes, squash, radishes, carrots, apples and many other varieties of produce will also be available. Not only is this an opportunity to purchase delicious, seasonal food for the upcoming holidays, but it also gives you one last opportunity to stock up on local foods before the winter.
Lunch will be available for purchase and the University of Illinois extension will be hosting kids’ activities, making the holiday market a family friendly affair. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Slow Food Springfield, Illinois Department of Agriculture, and University of Illinois Extension.
For Farmers: Online farmer registration for the Holiday Markets in Springfield is now available. Your payment must be submitted in order to reserve your space. Please click on the link below for further details. Print applications will be distributed at both the Old Capitol Farmers Market and Illinois Products Farmers Market. There has been growing interest in these markets over the years so please be sure to register as soon as possible because space will fill up.
Holiday Farmers Market Saturday, November 21st Expo Building Illinois State Fairground 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holiday Farmers Market Saturday, December 19th Illinois Building Illinois State Fairground 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.