Downs 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         7   Austin Found                 Downs Top Notchers 4-H

              14  The Hippie Project           McLean Co. HCE

              21  John McMahon                 Downs HCE

              28  Wagon Load a Trouble     St. Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary


July        5   Sugar Creek Cloggers   Grand Village of Kickapoo Park                          

              12  The Hippie Project           McLean County HCE

              19  John McMahon                 Downs Top Notchers 4-H            

              26  Austin Found                   Downs Top Notchers 4-H


August   2   Pawn Shoppe                  Grand Village of Kickapoo Park

               9   The Hippie Project          McLean Co. HCE

              16  Bones Bach                     Downs HCE

              23  John McMahon                UMW 1st United Methodist of Normal

              30  Austin Found                  St. Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary



Sept.        6   Pawn Shoppe                McLean Co. HCE              

              13  Bones Bach                    McLean Co. HCE

              20  John McMahon               Downs HCE

              27  State Farm J-107           No Bake Sale     Free Snacks!