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Village Market

Every Wednesday:  June through September

4 - 6 p.m.

Contact: (309) 378-4223 or (309) 378-4396 

Established in 2003, the Downs Village Market specializes in locally grown and select regional produce. In addition, the market's motto, “Produce and More,” allows for bake sales, along with sales of meat and eggs, flowers and plants, quality crafts and handmade items, all of which may be at any market. Our twenty-one vendor spaces are often full at the height of the growing season.

Our produce vendors offer a wide variety of seasonal produce starting with spring's sweet early-season greens, progressing to luscious tomatoes, sweet corn, and all the other vegetables and fruits from the summer bounty produced by Illinois' small growers. As the weather cools, the season ends with apples, squash, pumpkins, and gourds for fall dining and decorating.

In the spring and early summer, customers at the market will also find a variety of potted plants, both vegetables and flowers, to use in their home gardens. Throughout the season, there is a weekly bake sale sponsored by a local group to support a variety of activities in and around the Village of Downs. In addition, at each market you will find a few craft vendors offering quality handmade items. All this is accompanied by the sounds of local and area musical groups offering a variety of entertainment.

The Downs Village Market, located just off I-74 at the southwest edge of Downs by the old Pumpkin Vine Railroad bed, offers a large variety of items for sale, friendly vendors, convenient parking and weekly entertainment.






                                                                         MUSIC                  BAKE SALE SPONSOR             

                                               June              5   J-108 SFEA                   Downs Top Notchers 4-H
                                                                   12  The Hippie Project        Downs HCE
              19  John McMahon             McLean Co. HCE
              26  Austin Found                St. Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary
July         3  Sugar Creek Cloggers    Downs Top Notchers 4-H                  
              10  The Hippie Project         Downs HCE
              17  Austin Found                 McLean Co. HCE       
              24  John McMahon               St. Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary       
              31  Pawn Shoppe                 Downs Citizens In Action        
August     7  Pickled Beats                UMW 1st Normal Methodist Church
              14  Austin Found                 Downs HCE
              21  Pickled Beats                McLean Co. HCE
              28  Pawn Shoppe                Downs Top Notchers 4-H
Sept.        4  Austin Found                Downs Citizens In Action            
              11  John McMahon              McLean Co. HCE
              18  The Hippee Project       Downs Citizens In Action
              25  J-108 SFEA                    No Bake Sale     Free Snacks!