The Old Capitol Farmers Market is sponsored by HSHS St. John’s Hospital and provided by Downtown Springfield, Inc. in cooperation with Springfield Area Arts Council. It is a producer-only farmers market located in the heart of Downtown Springfield at or near the corner of 4th and Adams Street. The 2020 season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a total of 25 weeks, beginning Wednesday, May 13th and ending Saturday, October 31st. This is a total of 50 Market Dates. The Market will take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Market Mission
The Old Capitol Farmers Market strives to:

  • Support small farms and local growers by providing a venue to directly market their goods.
  • Strengthen the local economy by providing a venue for the public to connect with local growers, artisans, musicians, and entrepreneurs.
  • Build community by providing a public gathering space for community members to engage, interact, and exchange ideas with the people and projects around them.
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles through increasing availability of fresh produce and locally raised food.
  • Celebrate the diversity of locally-grown food and artisan products that are unique to Springfield and central Illinois.
  • Support, revitalize, and grow downtown Springfield by increasing foot traffic and patronage to the downtown area.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the 2020 Old Capitol Farmers Market, the application is now live. Once you have completed your application, it will be reviewed for approval. If you are approved you will receive an email notification and an invoice. Payment is not due until after the application is processed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Market Manager, Kayla Graven, at or the Downtown Springfield Inc. Office at 217-544-1723 or text 217-718-4494.