The Clarksville Downtown Marke
t is a weekly open-air market featuring local farmers and artisans who offer locally-grown fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. The Market has been running May through October each year since 2009 and strives to provide an opportunity for local customers to connect with local businesses, while enhancing quality of life in our community. Enjoy live music, meet our Market mascot, “Corny the Cob,” and experience special events on select market days.
• Provide access to local food choices and serve as a community-gathering place with a positive atmosphere
• Offer area farmers, producers, and artisans sustainable business opportunities
• Foster a sense of local pride while furthering the economic development of Clarksville and surrounding communities
The Clarksville Downtown Market has been connecting local producers and artisans with local shoppers every Saturday from May through October since it was established in 2009. Fresh produce and handcrafted items are available from a variety of regional farmers, small businesses, and non-profits at the outdoor market on Public Square in Historic Downtown Clarksville, TN.
The market offers seasonal fruits, vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses, sauces, eggs, baked goods, canned items, potted flowers and herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, décor, candles, jewelry, clothing, live music, and so much more. Ready-to-consume items vary from weekend to weekend but may include lemonade, popsicles, hot dogs, kettle corn, breakfast items, and Mexican cuisine.
The market continues to grow and flourish because of the support of the City of Clarksville, our hard-working vendors, and the loyal market customers who purchase items each week. Since the Market’s introduction, it has grown from 16 vendors to over 70. In 2015, the Clarksville Downtown Market has been voted the Number 1 farmers market in Tennessee through www.farmland.org for a 6th straight season. Find out more about our ranking at http://markets.farmland.org/market/clarksville-downtown-farmers-market/
The Clarksville Downtown Market is managed by the staff and personnel of Clarksville Parks + Recreation. Past special events include Christmas in July, Summer Grilling, Water-a-Flower Day, Scavenger Hunt, Ask Your Forrester, and Dog Days! Pets are welcome at the market every Saturday, but please keep dogs on a leash and be aware that on sunny days the pavement at Public Square can become very hot.
Press & Accolades
Farmland.org ranked us the #1 farmers market in Tennessee in 2015.
The Leaf-Chronicle: http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/life/2015/09/25/downtown-farmers-market-rated-number-1-tn/72807188/
The Daily Meal ranked us #40 on their “Best 101 Farmers’ Markets in America 2015” list.
Fort Campbell Courier coverage of the 2015 Market, including interviews with vendors.
ClarksvilleNow.com event promo video for the Market, featuring previous Market Manager, Robert Rayburn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EYxfRIZe2M
2014 and earlier
From 2009 through 2015, the Clarksville Downtown Market has been ranked #1 in Tennessee by Farmland.org, and was ranked 11th nationally in 2013.