On a picture perfect Sunday morning in September, 2001, the first South Pearl Street Farmers Market was launched. Wanting to create an event that would bring neighbors to the street regularly, the first market was a single day event with just ten vendors.
The day was a rousing success, and today– in its sixteenth season – the market has grown to 27 weeks, with over 100 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past eleven years, the market has seen many vendors and has been an incubator for vendor successes. We would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.
Join us in bringing the barnyard to the backyard during Homesteading in the Hood. We are celebrating the resurrected art of homesteading: sustainably living off and with the land in our urban homes and neighborhoods. It’s self-reliance in style! Download the Homesteading in the ‘Hood application.
Join us for a day of healing of the body, mind, and spirit as local wellness professionals gather to share their offerings for Healing Fest! There’ll be many varied forms of alternative medicine practitioners from around Denver, there to help aid you in living a healthy lifestyle. It’s also Father’s Day and an excellent place to bring the dad in your life. Download the Health Fair application..
Bike-o-Rama is an event celebrating all things bike related. Bike vendors and exhibitors will be present to share their wares. You are encouraged to ride your bike to the event! Download the Bike-O-Rama application..
An impressive showing of vintage / specialty cars will line the 1400 block of South Pearl Street. Be prepared for some old memories to make an appearance as well! Register your vehicle.
Have a favorite Chili recipe? Green/Red/White — bring it on! All entries will be judged onsite with individual tastings offered to Farmers Market patrons. Beer will also be sold at the Market for this special day only! Download the Chili Cook Off application or apply here!
Calling all Goblins/ghouls/fairies (and more) of all ages! There will be a costume parade down the 1500 block of South Pearl street for all kiddos.
The Flea Market is designed to be open to selling items such as antiques, collectible, unique items of quality, valuable junque…you get the idea! Download the Flea Market application..
HobNob Events manages the South Pearl Street Farmers Market. They strive to support and enhance the surrounding community by providing a Farmers Market experience where a great variety of fresh and wholesome products can be found. It is important to support our local community, therefore, all products must be grown, raised, produced or gathered by the vendor in the State of Colorado or in counties bordering the State of Colorado. In the case that a product is unavailable in the state of Colorado but we feel it would be a benefit to the market and the vendors we will evaluate the relationship between the vendor and the producer and make the best decision we can noting that sometimes there are exceptions to the rule.
A:1400 + 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street (between Iowa and Arkansas)
Sundays, May 20, 2018 – November 19, 2018
The selection process takes into consideration many factors including product quality, sourcing, growing practices, presentation, seniority, safety, compliance, grandfathered vendors, customer service and the right product mix to ensure a successful market for everyone.
Our market is open rain, snow or shine and all holidays. We will only cancel during EXTREME weather conditions. We ask that you check your email for weather updates.
The Denver Tax Rate is 3.65%
We wish to provide market customers with a relaxing and enjoyable experience where they can stroll through the market and interact with the market vendors. NO solicitors or distribution/marketing of non-approved products are allowed at our markets. This includes signature gathering for petitions and voter sign-up.
Our market focuses on food and food related items. Informational vendors are not accepted into any of the markets. Exceptions may be made (determined on a case by case basis) for members of the merchants association, surrounding businesses, or market sponsors.
In order to support the community, the merchants on the street and the Merchant/Neighborhood Associations, we allow brick and mortar stores on the market streets to set up booths and sell their goods at the market. Therefore, you may see a few items that are not on our list. We also have a handful of wonderful “grandfathered” vendors that have been at the Market longer than HobNob has been managing it!
Bold Beverage/Hop Tea
Marlena’s No Bull Foods
Stoneware by Salazar