Eagan Market Fest returns for sixth season
Minnesota’s top-rated farmers market returns next week with an expanded roster of vendors and activities.
Eagan Market Fest, which is part farmers market and part community festival, will kick off its sixth season June 13 at the Eagan Festival Grounds in Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway.
Every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., market-goers can choose from a plethora of locally grown produce and homemade goods, purchase dinner from local food vendors and enjoy live music at the Rotary Band Shell.
“Our goal is all about bringing the community together, and it’s affordable and a great family venue,” said Kerry Phillips, Eagan Market Fest coordinator.
New items such as handmade caramel candy, enchilada sauce and gourmet cupcakes will also be featured this year.
In addition to edible goodies, attendees can browse the market’s selection of jewelry, woodcrafts and garden art. The market will also feature a children’s activity each week sponsored by the Eagan Art House, as well as an outdoor gaming area.
Each week will have a theme, beginning with “Bike to Market Fest,” which spans June 13 to 27.
People who come to the market by bicycle this month will receive a $5 produce voucher.
Attendees are also encouraged to bring a friend to the market between June 20 and Aug. 22. Those who do can enter into a drawing for a basket filled with produce and other products available at Market Fest.
The market will introduce a new theme called Latino Night Celebration on Aug. 1, which will celebrate Latino culture with music, dancing and traditional food.
Other theme nights include Family Night on June 27, which will feature entertainment by Radio Disney and the Teddy Bear Band, Classic Car Show and Oldies Music Night on July 18, and Health and Wellness Night on Aug. 15.
The market closes at dusk and ends Sept. 26.
Eagan Market Fest was named in 2011 the best farmers market in Minnesota and among the top 20 markets in the United States.
For more information, call (651) 675-5500 or visit www.cityofeagan.com.
Eagan Market Fest Concert Schedule
June 13 – The Fannin Family as seen on 2011’s “The Sing Off.”
June 20 – Dakota Brass and South of the River Community Big Band
June 27 – Family Night — Radio Disney and the Teddy Bear Band
July 4 – Market closed
July 11 – Gypsy Mania Trio and Songs of Hope Choir
July 18 – Classic Cars and Oldies Music Night/The Rockin’ Hollywoods
July 25 – Wild Honey and The Locusts
Aug. 1 – Latino Night/K Libre 24
Aug. 8 – Todd Menton, and Lehto and Wright
Aug. 15 – Jeff Ray and Hurricane Harold and Cool Disposition
Aug. 29 – Barley Jacks