Rockford City Market is now accepting applications for its sixth season, which will begin Friday, May 22. Vendors wishing to be a part of the market can find an application online at Applications for the first half of the season will be accepted until April 3.

New this year is the development of the Rockford City Market – North End (formerly referred to as North End Commons Farmers Market) on Saturday mornings throughout the summer. The Rockford City Market team will be managing the North End market held in the Southeast corner of North Main and Auburn Streets, moved across the street from the previous location for better visibility.

“We are thrilled to be working on the North End market this year in addition to the downtown Rockford City Market. By adding more vendors to the existing group and providing live music at the North End market, we’re confident we will be able to continue to grow the market and make it a relaxing Saturday morning destination in Rockford,” states Cathy McDermott of the Rock River Development Partnership.


The Rockford City Market – North End season will run from May 16 – October 31 every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vendors interested in participating in this market can print out an application at Applications must be mailed in by April 15 in order to be considered as a vendor.

Rockford City Market held in downtown Rockford will begin on May 22 and end on October 2. The hours for the market have shifted 30 minutes later than usual per request of the patron survey from last season. This means the market will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. (3:30 – 7:30 p.m. after Labor Day).

Rockford City Market is a collaborative effort of several agencies, including the Rock River Development Partnership, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Rockford.

Haven't been to the City Market yet? Check out the fun being had last year:

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