Monday, August 31, 2015

Eagan Market Fest

Open Wednesdays
June 3 - Sept. 2: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 9 - Sept. 30: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Farmers Market, Concerts,Theme Nights & more!

Rated Eagan's Best Live Music Venue!

 

Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds & Rotary Band Shell
Adjacent to the Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway, Eagan

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Vendors

Summer Vendors

Eagan Market Fest features over 55 farmer's market vendors. This is a Producer's Market, meaning the vendor selling an item grows and/or produces the item locally.

Interested in becoming a Market Fest vendor? Learn more!

Concerts

2015 Eagan Market Fest Concerts in the Park

Central Park Festival Grounds & Rotary Band Shell
1501 Central Parkway, Eagan

Performances are 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m unless otherwise noted.

Rated Eagan's Best Live Music Venue

2015 Concert Schedule Download
2015 Band Description Download

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs to the concert viewing area. Several brick retaining walls are available to sit and listen on. A 20' x 10' cement dance floor is located in front of the band shell area.

 

2015 Concert Schedule

June 3 - Season Opening Day
RAMM (Real American Made Music), 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
June 10
The Farmer’s Daughter, 4 – 8 p.m.
 
June 17 - Family Night Celebration
The Splatter Sisters, 4 – 5:15 p.m.
The Bazillions, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
June 24
Dale Dahmen & The Beats, 4 – 8 p.m.
 
July 1
Jillian Rae, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Brian Just Band, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
July 8
LaValle Jazz Cats, 4 – 8 p.m.
 
July 15 - Classic Car Show & Oldies Music Night
“Remembering Elvis” with Steve & Tommy Marcio, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
The Rockin’ Hollywoods, 6 – 8  p.m.
 
July 22
Roe Family Singers, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
The High 48’s, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
July 29 - Latino Night Celebration
Sonora Cafe, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
La Clave, 6 – 8 p.m.
Traditional Latino Dancers between shows
 
August 5
Benson Family Singers, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Riverside Swing Band, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
August 12 - Health & Wellness Night
Hurricane Harold’s All Star, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
The Tuxedo Band, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
August 19
Stoned Acoustic (Rolling Stone Tribute), 4 – 8 p.m.
 
August 26
American Bootleg, 4 – 8 p.m.
 
September 2
The Fattenin’ Frogs, 4 – 8 p.m.

Directions & Parking

Directions/Map

Event Parking

  • The lower parking lot is signed for handicap and senior parking.
  • Overflow parking is available at the upper Community Center parking lot and across the street at Argosy University's parking lot. Please use the sidewalks to access the Festival Grounds.

 

Weather Policy

Weather Policy - Open Rain or Shine

  • For day of event weather updates, call the Recreation Hotline at (651) 675-5511, press number 1 for an event update.
  • Market Fest will be held outside rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the market and concerts may be delayed or cancelled at the discretion of the Eagan Market Fest Coordinator or the market temporarily shut down. 

 

Amenities

Eagan Festival Ground Amenities

  • Pavilion with indoor restrooms and picnic tables
  • Playground and walking trails
  • Eagan Rotary Band Shell - location of the Market Fest concerts
  • Bike racks
  • ATM inside Eagan Community Center

Pets

  • As a courtesy to other customers shopping at the market and to follow Minnesota Board of Health regulations, please keep all animals on the asphalt path or at least 5 feet away from food areas.

Information Booth

A Market Fest information booth is located at the entrance to the Eagan Festival Grounds where you will find:

  • Staff & Volunteer assistance
  • Vendor List & Map
  • Lost & Found
  • Wagon to assist in carrying heavy purchases to your vehicle
  • First Aid
  • Outdoor lawn games (weather permitting)

Payment Transactions

  • All vendors accept cash. Some vendors may accept checks or credit cards at their own risk.
  • ATM available inside the Eagan Community Center.
  • All transactions are between the customer and vendor.

Concessions

Market Fest is a wonderful location to spend your Wednesday afternoon and evening. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy while watching the concerts in the park and enjoying the festivities. Several onsite food concession options are available to purchase beverages, snacks and dinner to enjoy at the event as well.

Picnic Areas

  • Picnic tables available at and near the Festival Grounds Pavilion
  • Picnic tables are scattered around the festival grounds, playground and band shell.
  • Guests are also encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and/or chairs for the concert viewing area.

Concession Food Vendors

Several onsite concession options are available at Market Fest for your snack, beverage and dinner options. Vendors are subject to change.

Simmer Down Tea

Offering flavored ice tea and bubble tea drinks using their line of blended dried teas.

 

 

 

Kowalski's Market & Catering

Offers hot dogs, hamburgers, chesse burgers, salmon burgers, veggie burgers, grilled shrimp and other items served with kettle chips and beverages.  Note:  Kowalski’s will be absent from the market on June 17th (Family Night).

 

 

Ruhland Strudel Haus

Offers single servings of their sweet and savory strudels, lemonade, floats and other treats.  Savory strudel options may include Spinach, Artichoke & Feta served with or without Hummus and other savory strudels rotating throughout the season.  Sweet strudel flavors rotate throughout the season.  Frozen strudel also available.

  

Tollefson’s Family Pork

Offering hot concessions of the farm’s favorite pork items including smoked pork chops, pork brats, pork hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and other pork items along with chips and beverages.

 

 

Hometown Creamery

Locally made, award winning ice cream served in a dish, regular cone or made-on-site waffle cones.

 

 

 

Nuttin Like It

Cinnamon and other flavors of roasted nuts freshly roasted nuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marian’s Kupboard

Kettle Korn popped onsite.

 

 

 
Guest food trucks will also be visiting. One local food truck will pop in for a visit to the Eagan Market Fest each week, featuring a wide variety of food truck fare. Food trucks must pre-register in advance with the Market Fest coordinator to attend.

Stay Informed

Stay Informed

www.facebook.com/cityofeagan - Watch for special Facebook only promotions for free market treats and giveaways throughout the season.

 

Twitter@CityofEagan - Watch for special Twitter only promotions for free market treats and giveaways throughout the season.

 

Sign up to receive Eagan Market Fest updates throughout the season including vendor, weather updates and market news by subscribing to Market Fest Email Subscription.  Please select "subscribe" under Parks & Recreation, check next to the subscriptions you would like to receive and enter your name and email address.
 

Power of Produce

Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers (vendors), educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables.  

Eagan Market Fest’s POP Club activities kicked off at the August 12th Health & Wellness Night with kids participating in a sensory vegetable tasting activity.  More POP Club activities are planned on the following Eagan Market Fest dates:  August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th.   In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive vouchers to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions for fresh product at the market.

 

Indoor Winter Farmer's Market

Indoor Market - Every other Saturday starting November 7, 2015 - February 27, 2016

Find your favorite farmer’s market products all year long. Winter Market products include fresh winter vegetables, breads, meat, sweet treats, and more. Shop the indoor market for Thanksgiving and holiday food items, make a Minnesota foods basket for gift giving or to enjoy fresh, local products all winter long. The winter market features up to 16 vendors to visit with.Visit with vendors and get connected with other Eagan residents. Check back for Winter Market dates and times!

Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway

 Indoor Winter Market Vendors

  • Biscotti by Barb - bakery items
  • Brand Farms – apples, eggs, honey, jams
  • Clara’s Comfort Foods – German sausage (select weeks only)
  • Eroc’s LLC – BBQ sauce, lefse, cookies
  • Grateful Bread – bread and bakery items
  • Lady A’s Cupcakes – cupcakes and pies
  • Mean Green Hot Sauce
  • Olive Oil From The Farm (Feb. only)
  • Ruhland Strudel Haus – sweet and savory strudels
  • Sanderson Maple Syrup - syrup and candies
  • Schwartz Produce – root produce
  • Simmer Down Tea – dried tea and tea products
  • Snappy Dog Salsa – fruit & traditional salsas
  • Tollefson Family Pork – straight from the farm pork products

 

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