Among the various fun things to do in Rochester, Rochester farmers markets are among the top of the lists for many Rochester citizens. It may not be like the Lilac, Park Ave, or Corn Hill festivals, but the Rochester Public Market is a lot more than a place to by fresh produce from local farmers.
During the summertime there are several different Rochester farmers markets from which to choose. The most well-known, of course, is the Rochester Public Market. Depending upon the season, the public marketing offers different events that will appeal to almost everyone.
In 2010, the Rochester Public Market won that year’s America’s Favorite Farmer’s Market contest. The American Farmland Trust sponsors the contest, and the winner is chosen by votes that are cast by its supporters. Among the special events that take place at the Public Market are the Band on the Bricks concert series, Holidays at the Market, Food Truck Rodeo, Flower Days at the Market, and various other flea markets and community garage sales.
At this time of year, all of the summer events have been wrapped up, and the Rochester Public Market hours will soon expand for the holiday season. This also means that soon the market will be gearing up for Holidays at the Market.
Holidays at the Market is a great time for families to come to the Public Market for both shopping and fun. One of the most popular family-themed events is the sleigh ride with Santa. The sleigh ride features a real sleigh that is drawn by a pair of beautiful Clydesdale horses. Before getting in line for the sleigh, kids can spend some time decorating cookies, and doing other crafts.
Among all the places in Rochester to go, the Rochester Public Market is one of the favorite year-round Rochester sites for family-friendly events. Depending on the season you can find all kinds of fun activities and events; and you can always expect to find high quality products from local sellers.