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The Old Capitol Farmers Market (“Market”) is a producer-only farmers market located in the heart of Downtown Springfield at or near the corner of 4th and Adams Street. The 2020 season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a total of 25 weeks, beginning Wednesday, May 13th and ending Saturday, October 31st. This is a total of 50 market dates. The Market will take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE. In the case of severe weather, the Market Manager will make the determination regarding closing the entire market early.

Market Mission

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Support small farms and local growers by providing a venue to directly market their goods.

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Encourage healthy lifestyles through increasing availability of fresh produce and locally raised food.

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Support small farms and local growers by providing a venue to directly market their goods.

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Celebrate the diversity of locally-grown food and artisan products that are unique to Central Illinois.

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Build community by providing a space for community members to engage and exchange ideas.

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Support and grow downtown Springfield by increasing foot traffic and patronage to downtown.

FEES

We support local farmers and local ingredients! Vendors may participate in the Market if they meet our requirements and register online. Prices benefit those steady vendors who participate in more weeks of the market.

FULL SEASON

$500

Wednesday & Saturday

FULL SEASON

$300

Wednesday or Saturday

THIRD SEASON

$120

8 market dates of your choosing

FULL SEASON

$300

Wednesday or Saturday

HALF SEASON

$300

24 market dates of your choosing

DAILY

$25

Per market day

Artisan Jury Fee: $50 per season
Community Group:
$25 per Market Day
Manage My Market Registration Fee:
$20
Street Entertainment:
$5 per Market

Day Inspection Fee: Only new Growers will be obligated to pay the one-time inspection fee. For fee cost reach out to the market manager at [email protected]  For more information see the Inspection Policy.  Electricity: There will be no charge for electricity at this time. *Daily vendors and street entertainers must be pre-scheduled one week in advance and approved by market staff. They are required to pay ahead of time or by 8:30 a.m. the day of the market at the market information booth. If payment is not received on the day of the market, a $10 late fee will be charged. Daily vendors and street entertainers also must register through ManageMyMarket.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The Old Capitol Farmers Market uses online software called ManageMyMarket to register vendors, track certifications, and assign spaces. Vendors must apply to the Market online.  Applications are available at www.managemymarket.com.

There is a yearly registration fee of $20 for approved vendors. If you do not have access to the Internet or need assistance with filling out an application, you may schedule a time to register with the Market Manager at the Downtown Springfield Inc office by calling (217) 544-1723. Remember that you will need copies of your liability insurance certificate, Illinois Business Tax Id Number, current vehicle insurance, and any and all necessary documentation from the Sangamon County Health Department/State of Illinois.

Vendors will need to create an account, select the Old Capitol Farmers Market, complete the online application process and upload supporting documents. Additionally, all current products must be listed when registering through the Manage My Market application. Only items listed in your completed application can be sold at Old Capitol Farmers Market. You must list all products that you plan to bring to market. The Market Manager will inspect booths periodically throughout the market season. If you bring items not on your list, you will be asked to remove those items from the table.

For additional information on Vendor Policies and Requirements.

APPLY TO BE A VENDOR

Questions? Contact Kayla Graven, Market Manager at [email protected] or call Downtown Springfield Inc’s Office at 217-544-1723.

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Springfield, IL 62701
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