The Bentonville Farmers Market is in it's 43rd year! Our market is a producer only market offering items that are only hand made or hand grown. Our mission is to improve the availability of locally produced foods, support local farmers and businesses, and to promote a healthier community through education and appreciation for locally produced foods. We take great pride in our vendors and the quality of diversity products they offer. We are genuine and intentional with the vendors we select by choosing vendors that value quality in what they produce. We provide healthier options to our community. We want our markets to be educational an inspirational, so we hope you take away a great new way to create something fresh.
The season lasts from April to October. We divide it into three sessions. If you apply as a vendor you'll be asked which session you want to attend. Saturday and Wednesday markets have different start/end dates, but they both fall on the same week.
Our market doesn't last all year, but our app does! You can have access to a ton of your favorite farmers market goods and order them when you want very easily. During the Market season you can your orders up on the square at our office and in the off season at Bike Rack Brewing Co. on 8th Street.
We do events at our market as a way to bring more people to support our farmers and crafters. Everything we do must boil down to them. Even when dogs are all over the square during Dog Days, do it so vendors can make a living. See the schedule below for more info on these events.
This is the first day of the Bentonville Farmers Market and it's a big deal. We're cooking up some really neat ways to start it off right, but we'll have more on that soon.
The first day of the midweek market located on the Bentonville Square this year.
This is the first Dog Days of the year, a simple event where people bring dogs to the square for competitions and the dog parade. There are literally dog's everywhere! There are free dog treats and you can win some serious prizes for you and your dog.
Hundreds of kids bring their bikes and their parents for one epic ride around the square. Before-hand we set up a station to decorate your bike with the stars and stripes. Afterwards we hand out free ice cream until it's gone!
Decorating | 9am
Bike Parade | 10am
Ice Cream Party | 10:30am
People pack the Square for free Yarnell's ice cream on a hot day! There are competitions on the hour and whoever eats the most ice cream wins it free for life! It's messy and awesome.
Dog Days is so fun that we do it twice a year. It's a simple event where people bring dogs to the square for competitions and the dog parade. There are literally dog's everywhere! There are free dog treats and you can win some serious prizes for you and your dog.
As a nonprofit ourselves, we think it's important to highlight all the organizations doing great things in the area. We gather as many nonprofits as we can on 2nd Street so you can learn more from them and support one if possible.
In addition to all our great farmers and crafters, artists decorate their booths with the art they work so hard on. Come browse or buy something incredible and support local artists.