farmers' market
celebrate historic Old Main Street and support local
businesses, farmers, artists and crafts people

Schedule of Guest Chef Appearances


We are busy planning our events and activities for the 2013-2014 season. Please stay tuned for details on our exciting farmers' market programs, such as Chef at the Market, and "The Art of " at Mainly Art.  



Mainly Art

Every third Saturday, Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations.  Art, crafts, live music, and food are available from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West where it connects with the weekly Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Main Street.  To learn more about Mainly Art Vendors, go to the “Vendors” link on the left side of the screen.

Family Activities


October 5: Comic Book Central
Art & activities with a comic book theme hosted by the Manatee County Central Library

October 12: LECOM Health Fair
FREE health screenings set up by LECOM. Screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol.

October 19: The Art of Boat Building at Mainly Art
John Beale, the Education and Volunteer Coordinator at the Florida Maritime Museum will demonstrate small boat building for folks with very little experience working with basic tools. 

October 26: Creepy Crawlers! 
Investigate tiny creepy crawlers using real science tools with the South Florida Museum. Test your bravery with the Slimy Things Mystery Bucket and create your own spider web!

November 9: Brides Against Breast Cancer
Join The Center for Building Hope in a fun and family friendly activity!  

November 16: The Art of Da Vinci’s Machines at Mainly Art
Brandon Scott of Brandon Scott Artworks will demonstrate how to create Da Vinci’s Machines evolved from sketches made by the artist. You will have the opportunity to create your own machines using simple materials.

November 23: Native American Technology
Discover how Florida’s first people utilized their resources with Around the bend Nature Tours. There will also be guided tours at 10:30AM and 1:00PM of downtown and the riverfront for anyone who is interested!  

December 21:  The Art of Gelli Printing at Mainly Art

Joey Long, resident artist at Keeton’s Office and Art Supply demonstrates making gelli prints, a simple process to create monoprints without a press.