One of Springfield’s favorite events opens for the season downtown on May 19th.
The 11th Annual Old Capitol Farmers’ Market returns to Adams Street, just west of the Old State Capitol Plaza. If you’re in town, the ribbon cutting will be that morning at 10:00 a.m. There will be live music and a chef demonstration by Chef Michael Higgins of Maldaner’s Restaurant.
The Market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 19 –October 30 on Adams Street between 5th & 3rd streets, and seven new spaces on Broadway Street just SW of the railroad tracks at 3rd and Adams.
There’s also a juried Artisan Area at 4th & Adams, and “Super Saturdays” will be held the every 3rd Saturday with chef demonstrations by Chef Higgins and the following live entertainment from 10-noon:
- June 19 – Thornhill
- July 17 – Elvis Himselvis
- August 21 – Don Smith Band
- September 18 – Salsa Dancing & Music by Julio Barrenzuela
- October 16 – Black Magic Johnson
As in past years, a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, plants, flowers, cheese and baked goods will be available for purchase. The Grower of the Week radio program which highlights individual vendors will again be hosted by Bob Murray of WTAX on Wednesday mornings.
The event is run by Downtown Springfield, Inc.
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Contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723, or www.downtownspringfield.org.
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