Summer downtown market kicks off June 2, 2018 at 8am
Running along Main Street and intersecting corridors through the heart of downtown Oshkosh, one of the regions premiere summer markets returns for its 25th year and 8th at its current location. The market features more than 130 vendors offering an array of goods including in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, preserves, fresh breads, cut flowers, and nursery plant stock, along with handcrafted artisan creations.
The market also supports the local music community by hosting live music from 9am to noon each Saturday. Tin Sandwich Blues Band will open up the festive market space on June 2.
While visitors to this year’s market may not notice any significant changes, this season marks one of the most significant changes in history. Dennis and Karlene Leatherman, who have managed the market since 2008, have stepped down with Michelle Schmid taking over as market manager. The Leathermans helped the transition the market from the parking lot at city hall to its current home, while growing the market from a mere 30 venders to more than 4 times that number.
Schmid has been serving on the market board of directors, and is co-owner of Glacier Ridge Animal Farm.
The downtown summer market is located at the 400 & 500 Blocks of N Main St and the 100 Block of Church Ave.
images courtesy of OCVB and OSFM