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2nd Street Market – Outdoor Market Only
April 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 30, 2021
Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market at 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton will reopen its outdoor market from Saturday, March 20, so the public can buy fresh produce, meat, and dairy from local farmers. The Market will be open only on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine.
2021 UPDATES: The market will take place entirely in the south facing parking lot; farmers, growers, producers and a select number of artisans will line both sides of the lot- giving shoppers even more options than the 2020 season!
The north lot be designated for customer parking, a curbside pickup zone will also be set up this season. This will allow guests the option to order online, then grab-and-go, similar to the winter market drive-thru operation.
The limited hours and other changes have been made to protect the health and safety of Market shoppers, vendors, staff and volunteers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Prepare for a Very Different Shopping Experience
All shoppers will be required to wear face coverings that cover their mouth and nose to protect the health and safety of the Market’s staff, vendors and volunteers, as well as their own health and safety. A vendor will be located at the entrance selling face coverings. Exceptions will be made only for those who cannot wear a face covering due to health conditions.
Shoppers are also asked to take these other precautions:
- Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained at all times.
- Shoppers are asked to purchase their items and move along so that others may do the same, as well as to prepare a list to expedite shopping.
- Shoppers are asked to designate one person per household to visit the Market.
- Shoppers will not be allowed to touch products, but instead must ask vendors for what they’d like to buy.
- Shoppers may use their own bags, but must package items themselves and refrain from placing their bags on communal spaces.
- Dogs are not permitted other than service animals.
- Restrooms and water fountains are not available, and shoppers will not have access to the interior of the Market building.
- Shoppers should stay home if they’re sick or have been in contact with someone who’s sick.
Those who would like to shop from local farmers but would prefer to do so online can access links to Market vendors’ websites and social media pages at metroparks.org/localfood.