Friday, September 30, 2016

Eagan Market Fest

Last Market Fest of the summer season is September 28 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Farmers market • Concerts • Theme nights • Rated Eagan's Best Live Music Venue!

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

Bring your shopping bag and connect to local farmer’s market and other vendors at Eagan’s Market Fest. All products are locally sold by the maker/grower of the product. This is a great opportunity to meet area residents and talk with local vendors to learn about their products and farms. 

Summer 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

Central Park Festival Grounds & Rotary Band Shell

1501 Central Parkway, Eagan

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

Rated Eagan's Best Live Music Venue

2016 Concert Schedule

Concert Schedule & Band Information

Concerts are scheduled for Wednesdays from June 1- August 31.
In September, no concerts are scheduled but the market continues to be open on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Amenities

Park 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 drinks using their line of blended dried teas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kowalski's Market & Catering

Offers hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese burgers, salmon burgers, veggie burgers, grilled shrimp and other items served with kettle chips and beverages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 freshly roasted nuts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marian’s Kupboard

 Kettle Korn popped onsite. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Mill Pizza

Pizza by the slice and whole pizzas available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid's POP Club

Kid's 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.  

Children and parents can sign up at Market Fest POP Club tent to earn free produce and prizes.

Weekly POP Club Activity Schedule

June 1 - Veggie print quilt squares

June 8 - Seed planting

June 15 - Veggie print potholders

June 22 - Veggie bingo

June 29 - 10th Anniversary: Make a vendor thank you card

July 6 - Sensory produce tasting

July 13 - Produce coloring sheets

July 20 - Make your own infused fruit and veggie water. Take home cups available while supplies last.

July 27 - Salsa scavenger hunt and tasting

August 3 - Garden markers

August 10 - All about honey bees

August 17 - Rainbow vegetables

August 24 - Make a recipe box (comes with kid-friendly recipe cards)

August 31 - Herb sensory challenge

September 7 - Picture frames

September 14 - Garden rock decorations

September 21 - I "heart" farmer's market temporary tattoos & activity books

September 28 - Ask a farmer

 

Family Activities

Family Activities

The Eagan Market Fest is a free family friendly destination and a great place to make memories together. Listed below are additional family friendly activities that take place June - August at the Eagan Market Fest. Market vendors continue to be open however through the end of September for your shopping needs.

Playground & CORE Valley Area

Enjoy the playground and CORE Valley exercise area while also enjoying the Market Fest’s concerts in the park.

Games & Chalk Fun

Each week, weather permitting fun games for all ages are available at Market Fest for kids and adults.

  • Checkers at picnic tables
  • Chalk Art
  • Bean bag toss
  • Ladder golf
  • Bubbles

Free Kids Art Projects

A different kids art project is offered at the Eagan Market Fest supervised by an Eagan Art House instructor and market staff on Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the festival ground’s picnic pavilion. All projects are offered while supplies last.

June 1 - Kids can color their own market bag (kids return the bag each week for a stamp to earn free produce and prizes).

June 8 - Make clay creations

June 14 - Create a puppet and put on your own show at our mobile puppet stage.

June 22 - Sand containers

June 29 - Eagan Market Fest’s 10th Anniversary. Mural with hand painted animals

July 6 - Mask making

July 13 - Create a pinwheel

July 20 - Art creations based on Artist Romero Britto’s work

July 27 - Tinfoil repujado

August 3 - Paper lady bug project

August 10 - Paper plate fish

August 17 - Tissue paper sun catchers

August 24 - Marble prints

August 31 - Colored rice mosaics

Family Night at Market Fest – June 15, 2016

Don’t miss one of the most popular celebrations at Market Fest.  Family night is all about the kids. 

  • Kidsdance DJ with prizes
  • Inflatables
  • Family photo booth
  •  Kids art
  •  Kids POP Club activity – earn free produce (while supplies last)

30+ family oriented vendor booths with demos, giveaways, games and more.

Vendor Registration

Vendor Registration

Eagan Parks & Recreation is responsible for the coordinator of Eagan Market Fest featuring an award winning farmer’s market with over 60 vendors, summer concert series, theme nights, free kid’s art activities and an opportunity to connect with neighbors in a fun and festive environment.

2016 Dates, Time & Location

Wednesdays (18 weeks)

June 1 – August 31 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

September 7 – 28 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Eagan Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN  55121

Summer Registration

Theme Night Registration Forms for Local Businesses

On select theme nights, the Eagan Market Fest brings in additional community vendors whose company/organization is related to the theme for a value-added experience for attendees. These booths are promotional in nature, no selling or fundraising permitted. Organizations must meet the vendor booth criteria and complete the ST-19 form. Booth availability may be limited by category. For more information, contact (651) 675-5500.

Farmer's Market Mandatory Vendor Forms

2016 Produce, Specialty Food & Artisan Vendor Registration Process & Information

All returning and new vendors must download the Vendor Guide that reviews the Eagan Market Fest policies and includes all the necessary forms to apply to be a market vendor.
 
  • Step #1: Review Vendor Guide and fill out all mandatory forms.
  • Step #2: Send in vendor application, payment and necessary forms. New vendors are required to submit a list of products. In addition, non-produce vendors must submit food samples of their product line or for artists, photos of products when applying.
  • Step #3: Applications reviewed by Eagan Market Fest Coordinator.
  • Step #4: Vendors receive phone or email confirmation of approval or denial by Eagan Market Fest Coordinator

Farmer's Market Vendor Resources

SNAP/EBT

SNAP/EBT supports residents receiving food assistance to purchase approved products at MarketFest.

Parking

Free parking is available at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Overflow parking is available at Argosy University, 1515 Central Parkway.

 

Farmer Market's are not just for outdoors. Eagan's Indoor Market begins November 5, 2016

Indoor Winter Market Vendors

  • Biscotti By Barb – variety of flavored biscotti.

  • Brand Farms – apples, dried apple chips, honey, eggs.

  • Cheryl’s Kitchen – flavored nut butters.

  • Clara’s Comfort Food – German sausage, mustard, sauerkraut, sausage patties.

  • Crazy Paper Lady – artisan created gift and holiday cards.

  • Crow’s Soaps – hand-made soaps and natural body products.

  • Eroc’s LLC – BBQ sauce, dry spice rubs and lefse.

  • Grateful Bread – breads, pizza dough, and bakery items including gluten free options.

  • Groveland Confections – chocolates.

  • Marian’s Kupboard – kettle korn, flavored popcorn, pineapple salsa, jams/jellies and sauces.

  • Mean Green Hot Sauce – variety of hot sauces.

  • Natasha’s Pierogi – pierogi, garlic sauce, soups, salads and dumplings.

  • Olive Oil From The Farm – olive oil based body care products.

  • Ruhland Strudel Haus – sweet and savory frozen strudel.

  • Sanderson Family Maple Syrup – maple syrup, candy, maple sugar.

  • Schwartz Farms – root produce such as onions, potatoes, squash, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, carrots, and beets.

  • Shepherd’s Way Farms – cheese, wool bedding, specialty sausages.

  • Simmer Down Tea – dried teas and tea products.

  • Sister’s Mezze/Sky Food Catering – hummus and lavosh crisps.

  • Snappy Dog Salsa – variety of hot, medium, hot and flavored salsas, margarita mix.

  • Tollefson Family Pork – frozen pork products from a local farm.

Indoor Winter Market Promotions

2016-2017 Market Dates

  • November 5 & 19  – Stock up on market favorites for the Thanksgiving and holiday season. Thanksgiving recipes provided featuring local MN produce and products

  • December 3 – Santa is visiting the community center from 10 am – Noon.  The market is open 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a free visit, bring your own camera and enjoy a candy cane and holiday craft for kids.

  • December 17 – Free holiday gift basket provided for shoppers purchasing MN products from the farmer’s market for gift giving.  Let our staff help you customize a holiday gift basket.

  • December 31 - Stock up for your New Year's Eve party supplies.

  • January 14 & 28 – Pick up free good-for-your-body recipes using local MN farmer’s market products to kick off a healthy year.

  • February 11 & 25 – Celebrate the season of love and purchase chocolates and sweet treats for your sweetheart. Weekly – try free samples from a variety of farmer’s market vendors.  Winter is a great time to get to know your local vendor and learn about their business and products.

Directions

Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway

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

For market day weather updates, call the Recreation Hotline at (651) 675-5511, press number 1 for an event update.  A message is only posted if there is a change to the market due to severe Winter weather in which the Eagan Community Center would be closed.  Otherwise, the market will be open.

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.

 

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