New this year, families can enjoy fun and free activities at the Merriam Farmers' Market on both Saturdays and Wednesdays. Check out the schedule below for dates and visit the Farmers' Market Facebook page for more information.
Saturdays May 6 - October 14 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays June 7 - August 30 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Day Giveaway
Saturday, May 6 and Wednesday, June 7
Shop the market and stop by the information table for our annual opening day giveaway - an environmentally-friendly shopping bag. Bring it back each week and fill it with your market favorites. Coloring sheets and word searches will also be on hand, and you're always encouraged to meet and greet the vendors.
Turkey Creek 5K Run
May 20 (8am)
Join us for the Turkey Creek Festival 5K. You can run, walk or participate in the youth sprint. Start your training today!
Make and Take Flower Pots
Saturday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 14
Exercise your green thumb by planting a flower in a flower pot. Learn the importance of soil, fertilizer, sun and watering. Take it home and challenge family members to keep it alive for a long time!
Family Food Fear Factor
Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, September 23
Sample food items from the market - some you will like and some you may not choose to eat. Delicious fruits and vegetables may or may not be altered. Are you brave enough?
Make and Take Veggie Robots
Saturday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 28
Have fun, designing your very own edible robot with skewers, toothpicks and vegetables. They will be out of this world!
Bakery Treats and Bike Trails
Saturday July 8 and Saturday, August 5
Air up the tires and sample the best of the market's fresh breads and bakery items. Bakery stations will be set up along the trail and the farther your ride, the more you get to sample!
Saturday, August 26
Enter our good ol' fashion seed-spitting contest. Yes, distance and style points will be awarded. Either way, delicious watermelon will be eaten!
Full Saturday Season
Full Wednesday Season
Saturday Daily Vendors
Wednesday Daily Vendors
June, July, August
Combo Saturday Full season & Wednesday Full season $410
Directions From Interstate-35, take the Johnson Drive exit and head west. Go over the railroad tracks, and take a right on to Merriam Drive. Go approximately three blocks north on Merriam Drive and the Marketplace pavilion will be on your left. Click here for a map and turn-by-turn directions to this facility.
If you are interested in participating in the marketplace entertainment, becoming a vendor, or would like to be placed on our mailing list, contact Dave Smothers or call him at 913.322.5550.