Farmers Market

Looking forward to a busy market season in 2021. Vendors interested in offering items at the market can complete the online application below or print the application and mail it to the park office.

Farmers Market 2021

  • Fee is for entire 2021 season
    Price: $35.00 Quantity:
  • $0.00
  • Haymarket Square 2021 Season Details and Regulations DATES AND TIME  Market’s official opening is Saturday, June 5. Prior to that date, vendors may set up in the park if they wish but there will be no advertising by the Park District and no staff.  Ending date is Saturday, October 30th.  Market will be open 7 a.m. until noon with vendor set up permitted after 5 a.m.  Vendor is responsible for removing all of their items by 2 p.m. on each market day. FEES $35 Full Season Sat and Wed from June 5 - Oct 30 If your payment is returned for any reason, you are liable for bank fees as permitted by law. Canopy is not included in the vendor fee APPLICATION  Applications will be available at the Dixon Park Office and at dixonparkdistrict.com. Applications will be accepted until the market is filled. A waiting list will be created and vendors will be notified on a first come basis if an opening is available.  One-time vendors may be charged a specific fee. If a paid vendor does not appear on a certain date, their spot may be filled by another vendor at the discretion of market staff. ITEMS SOLD AT THE MARKET  This market is for producers; we strongly encourage items that are grown, produced, crafted, fabricated or made by individuals. Items that are mass-produced are strongly discouraged, and may not be allowed by market staff. Market staff has the discretion to allow/not allow certain items.  Vendors must be in compliance with all local, state and federal laws. You may be asked to provide copies of all required permits.  Vendors keep all money generated from their sales. The Dixon Park District does not guarantee vendor sales. ADVERTISING AND MARKETING:  The Dixon Park District will promote the Haymarket Square Farmers Market through the Park District website and Facebook page, radio, newspaper, banners and posters, and on the marquee at the Park Office. VENDOR PLACEMENT AND PARKING:  Each vendor space is approximately 12 ft. x 12 ft.  The market staff will place vendors taking into consideration previous placement, electrical needs, canopy placement and vehicular access. Special requests will be honored as able with no guarantees made regarding the special accommodations/request.  Vendors will be allowed to park on the grass in the interior of the park taking care if the surface is soft from rain.  There will be a separate port-a-pot that will be unlocked by market staff only on market days and times. Another port-a-pot will serve the regular park users.  Vendors must supply their own tables, displays, chairs, and bags for merchandise. Electricity is provided on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. STAFF:  Park staff is available to answer questions, address concerns and monitor the market. Staff can be contacted at: Park office phone 815-284-3306 on Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00 (closed from noon to 1:00) Teresa Smith 815-238-3963 [email protected]  In the event of severe/life threatening weather the Dixon Park District Safety Officer may decide to cancel the event. Efforts will be made to alert vendors of the cancellation. VENDOR ETHICS  Make sure your items are clearly marked with a price tag. Do NOT make customers ask for prices. If you are busy with another customer, you could lose a potential sale.  Be prepared to make change with your customers. Bring small bills and coins. Offering a credit card option may increase your sales.  Be prepared for any type of weather with the use of layered clothing, bottles of water, sunglasses, and hats.  Bring a bag or box for any garbage that you generate.  Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes.  Solicitation of political or religious materials is not permitted during any market  Vendors may not play loud music that can be heard outside of their assigned space.
  • For good and valuable consideration, the undersigned hereby releases Dixon Park District; all of its cooperating agencies; and the elected commissioners, administrative officers, and instructors and agents of said parties, from any and all claims of whatever nature for any injury, loss, damage, accident, or expense arising from or out of the participation in any Dixon Park District activity, and further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all of said parties above enumerated against claims and for all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or in any way connected with participation in the program. The undersigned hereby releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all of said parties above in regard to person or persons the undersigned includes or invites to participate with them in any activity.

Questions about our 2021 Farmers Market can be directed to Teresa at 815-284-3306 or at [email protected]


Vendor info:

Interested in being a vendor at the 2021 Haymarket Square Farmers Market? Complete the online application or give us a call at the park office.

Food vendors must be compliant with all state and Lee County Health Department rules and regulations. Please call 815-284-3371 for information