Farmers markets in Wichita are open on Saturdays and a couple of weekdays every week of summer, selling fresh produce, homemade food, crafts items and plants.
But they also offer entertainment and special events that are always free.
“We think every week is a special event,” said Pat Randleas of the Old Town Farmers Market, which does have fun fixtures every Saturday downtown at First and Mosley, including:
The cooking demos culminate in the highlight of the Old Town market’s season: an “Iron Chef”-type competition between local chefs on Labor Day weekend, this year Aug. 30, Randleas said.
At the Kansas Grown Farmers Market at 21st and Ridge Road, Troubles the Clown makes balloon animals every Saturday morning, and there’s usually somebody playing music, said Kay Neff, an herb grower and publicity manager of the market.
It also has these themed days this year: