Every Wednesday is an event in itself at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market! The Market is a center for community gathering, and each week our booth will feature a local nonprofit providing education about sustainability, agriculture, gardening, and more. In addition to our regular market activities, including weekly live music entertainment, we will have several special events throughout the season to showcase North Carolina’s agricultural bounty. Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook at Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market and follow us on Twitter @RalDTFarmersMkt for events, local food tips, and updates.
Wednesday, May 4: Carolina Kickoff
- We're kicking off the farmers market with a little help from the Pit Authentic Barbecue and Foothills Brewing Company. The Pit is serving $5 lunch sandwiches, while you sample some great North Carolina beer. Plus, we have live music from Dark Water Rising.
Wednesday, June 29: Cheese Please!
- Our annual grilled cheese competition returns for another year. Watch downtown chefs duke it out competition style while they put their own spin on the classic grilled cheese. Buy a sandwich from American Meltdown while listening to live music from Urban Soil Trio.
Wednesday, August 10: Honey Buzztival
- We're really buzzing this week as we celebrate local honey and local bee keepers. This is the perfect opportunity to shop and taste North Carolina honey and honey products, see how hives work, and better understand the importance of pollination. Downtown Raleigh's Crank Arm Brewing will provide a beer tasting for this event, with live music from Matt Phillips Trio.
Wednesday, September 28: Bluegrass Breakdown
- It's time to break down the 2016 Raleigh Downtown Farmers market, but we have a little help from the International Bluegrass Music Association. More details are coming soon!