The Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market has released their tentative special events days for the 2019 season. After a busy opening day Saturday, market organizers are hopeful for a successful second year at the new pavilion located at 1205 Triplett St.
Market President Jim Gilles said the new pavilion has garnered a 20 percent increase in customer attendance for the market with over 31,000 visits from May to October last year.
“This year we have 34 vendors signed up so far with several new vendors to add to our mix for the 2019 season,” Gilles said.
Hoping to reach a new demographic, Gilles said there will now be an evening market one night per month.
“A lot of people can’t make morning markets, so we think an evening market has good potential,” Gilles said. “They are a growing trend in larger cities and we think it will touch a different group of people.”
Gilles provided the following special events dates to Owensboro Times:
Saturday, April 27 | Atmos – Earth Day Celebration – Be Cool, Go Green
Saturday, May 4 | Off to the Races
Saturday, May 11 | Blues & Barbecue / Mother’s Day Weekend
Saturday, May 18 | Garden Day
Saturday, May 25 | Kids Kickoff Fest / Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, June 1 | Daviess County Fiscal Court – Senior Day
Saturday, June 8 | Taste of the Market/Neighborhood Alliance & Triplett Twist Day
Thursday, June 13 | Night Market 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 15 | Hats Off to Dad
Saturday, June 22 | Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Market Day
Saturday, June 29 | Farm Credit Services – Ag Day
Saturday, July 6 | Jam Fest
Thursday, July 11 | Night Market 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13 | Owensboro Health – Food + Art + Health
Saturday, July 20 | Daviess County Fiscal Court Hometown Heroes Day – Tribute to police, fire, emergency, and armed forces personnel
Saturday, July 27 Salsa Day
Saturday, August 3 | Independence Bank – Backpack Day
August 4 to 10 | National Farmer’s Market week
Thursday, August 8 | Night Market 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 | Kentucky Legend Dawg Dayz of Summer
Saturday, August 17 | Multicultural Day at the Market
Saturday, August 24 | Community Volunteer Day
Saturday, August 31 | Labor Day Weekend
Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market hours:
1205 Triplett St. Pavilion:
Saturdays from April 20 – Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 2 – Oct. 31 from 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday Evening Market on June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Satellite market at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital:
Wednesdays from May 15- August 28 from 1:30 – 5 p.m.