Bradenton Farmers' Market Events & Activities

For additional information about Special Events and listings of activities at the market and around town, please visit the event calendar.

Special Events

  • Oct. 27, 2018 – Howl’ween Pet Parade (10 a.m. Registration; 10:30 a.m. Pet Parade)
  • Nov. 10, 2018 – Farm City Week with Future Farmers’ of America and 4H Clubs
  • Mar. 2, 2019 -   ArtSlam
  • Apr. 6, 2019 –   Children’s Book Fair and Family Fun Day

Mainly Art

mainly art logoOn October 20, 2018, and continuing every third Saturday through May, Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their unique creations. Enjoy art, crafts, and live music from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West.

Look for Mainly Art on the event calendar

Chef at the Market

chef at the marketChef at the Market is featured at the corner of 4th Avenue West and Old Main Street. Join us for cooking demonstrations most Saturdays at 10 a.m. Don't miss tasting free samples!

Market Activities

family activityJoin our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week.

1st & 3rd Saturdays – Sarabay Kids Zone is a free-to-the-community activity area with crafts from a simpler time. It will be lots of fun, with contests and crafts for children of all ages.

Sponsored by Sarabay Suncoast Realty, Inc.

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  • Kids in the Kitchen – Noon, Nov.—May: Children will gather a "grocery list" of fruits and veggies from the market and then prepare a healthy lunch with the help of Junior League members. Free! Registration required at least 15 minutes prior at the chef's booth at the corner of Old Main Street and Fourth Ave. W.

LIVE MUSIC

  • Oct. 6 – Trevor Bystrom and Syl Vee R
  • Oct. 13 – Bill Vinhage and Ty Kirkland

  • Oct. 20 – Scott Blum with Francesco Tarantino and ADSOS at Mainly Art

  • Oct. 27 – Dean Johanesen and Doug Deming & Andrew Gohman (Suncoast Blues Society)

  • Nov. 3 – Trevor Bystrom and Nat Langston (Suncoast Blues Society)

  • Nov. 10 – ADSOS and Bill Vinhage

  • Nov. 17 – Scott Blum with Ty Kirkland and Howie Banfield Duo at Mainly Art

  • Nov. 24 – Dean Johanesen and  Syl Vee R

  • Dec. 1 – Trevor Bystrom and Syl Vee R

  • Dec. 8 – Bill Vinhage and Ty Kirkland

  • Dec. 15 – Scott Blum with Peter Simms and Howie Banfield Duo at Mainly Art

  • Dec. 22 – Dean Johanesen and Undine Shorey

  • Dec. 29 – Ty Kirkland and Ted Halloran

  • Jan. 5– Trevor Bystrom Duo and Syl Vee R
  • Jan. 12 – ADSOS and Bill Vinhage
  • Jan. 19 – Scott Blum with Howie Banfield and Ty Kirkland at Mainly Art
  • Jan. 26 – Dean Johanesen and Ted Halloran
  • Feb. 2 – Trevor Bystrom and Syl Vee R
  • Feb. 9 – Bill Vinhage and Ty Kirkland
  • Feb. 16 - Scott Blum with Janelle Sadler and Steve Arvey at Mainly Art
  • Feb. 23 – Dean Johanesen and Undine Shorey
  • Mar. 2 –   ArtSlam (no music)
  • Mar. 9 –  ADSOS and Bill Vinhage
  • Mar. 16 – Scott Blum with Robin Swenson and Steve Arvey at Mainly Art
  • Mar. 23 – Dean Johanesen and Ted Halloran
  • Mar. 30 - Ty Kirkland and Syl Vee R
  • Apr. 6 – Trevor Bystrom and Syl Vee R
  • Apr. 13 – Bill Vinhage and Ty Kirkland
  • Apr. 20 – Scott Blum with Tony Castellano Jr and Steve Arvey at Mainly Art
  • Apr. 27 – Dean Johanesen and Undine Shorey
  • May 4 – Trevor Bystrom and Syl Vee R
  • May 11 – ADSOS and Bill Vinhage
  • May 18 – Scott Blum with Chuck Caudill and Howie Banfield Duo at Mainly Art
  • May 25 – Dean Johanesen and Ted Halloran