Nothing signals fair weather in Wisconsin quite like an outdoor farmers market. Fortunately, Northeast Wisconsin is home to several quality local farmers markets, and downtown Appleton is no exception. In fact, the Downtown Appleton Farm Market just happens to be the largest farmers market in the area, is open seasonally from spring to late autumn, and is well worth the trip downtown with your family on your next free Saturday morning. Keep reading for all of the details you’ll need to plan your visit!
You can park on any of the metered spots on College Ave or on one of the many side streets, but don’t forget to grab change. Parking meters are $.75/hour with a 2-hour maximum from 9 am to 6 pm or at the Appleton Public Library for a 3-hour maximum. You can also use the Passport Parking app, it is quick to set up and easy to use but you can not add additional time past the 2-hour maximum.
Parking is also available at the Red (Radisson), Green (P.A.C.) and Yellow (East on Washington St.) parking garages, and you pay when you exit. Rates range from $2 for less than 2 hours to $5 maximum.
For more information on parking in downtown Appleton visit: appletondowntown.org/getting-around/parking
GVK Tips: If we think we might be past the two-hour mark, we’ll put some coins in and then set a reminder on our phone to use the app to set up the two hours. Just remember to take a photo of the meter with the stall number so that you don’t forget!
Plan to visit Jones Park before or after the market? There is a parking lot adjacent to the park with a bit of free parking! Find details for how to reach the lot and park in our full Jones Park Review.
Last, but not least, consider using the Downtown Trolley! This is a free and fun option that will allow you to park at Mead, Tellulah, or Jaycee Park to play before or after the market.
Building For Kids
A great place to explore and burn off some steam!
Appleton Public Library
225 N Oneida St, Appleton
Fika Tea Bar
207 W College Ave, Appleton
Try a refreshingly fun bubble tea!
514 W College Ave, Appleton *new location*
It’s always the right season for a hot cocoa bomb or any homemade chocolate candy.
322 W College Ave, Appleton
Enjoy a scoop of edible cookie dough in your favorite flavor!
Frio Mexican Treats
131 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton
Churro Bar, anyone? Their unique flavors and concoctions will knock your socks off!
Copper Rock Coffee Co
210 W College Ave, Appleton
A great stop for a coffee, and a delicious selection of gelato flavors.
Are you a frequent flyer at the Downtown Appleton Farmers Market? Please, share with us your favorite booths along the way or other tips to make this a successful outing for any family!
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