The Dubuque Farmers’ Market operates on Saturdays beginning in May through the end of October, for a total of 26 weeks, Rain or Shine!
Hours of Operation:
May Through September 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
October 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Be kind to your pets; consider leaving them at home. Our Downtown Farmers' Market can be crowded with customers and products, and the environment isn't conducive to animals. If patrons choose to bring their pet, they're expected to act in a responsible pet-owner manner and abide by the rules listed below. We want all of our visitors to have a safe, clean and enjoyable experience.
Pets must be on a leash no longer than three feet and must be kept by their owner’s side at all times.
Pets must be under control and well behaved while in the market venue.
Pets must be kept away from produce, plants, and prepared food products.
Pets must be sociable with those attending the market (including humans and other animals) or they may be asked to leave the market.
Pet owners need to be understanding that not everyone is an animal lover or comfortable around animals.
Pet owners must clean up after their pets and need to bring the appropriate items to do so.
In addition to our market policies, there are some city ordinances that pertain to pets at venues such as the Farmers' Market. Find information on those ordinances by reading the City Animal Policy
PLEASE NOTE: Farmers’ Market staff and volunteers reserve the right to ask any pet owner to remove their pet from our venue at any time and for any reason. Pet owners will be held liable for damages caused by animals at the market. Thank you for your respect and cooperation!
Many bike-friendly routes into downtown Dubuque make it easy to get to the Farmers’ Market. Bring your backpack, saddlebags, or bike trailer to carry the many fresh and wonderful products available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Iowa Street.
Bike parking is available around Iowa Street–and it’s free. For safety, please do not ride your bike through the market, there is a free daily bicycle storage area located on the ground floor, Iowa Street side of the Central Parking ramp at 975 Central Ave.
There is no bike, skateboard, rollerblading or scooter riding throughout the market for the safety of our customers and vendors. Bike to market, park your bike, shop, and bike home!
TAKE THE BUS TO MARKET
The Jule provides safe, timely, and comfortable transportation for citizens to and from their destinations. The Jule offers fixed-route bus service and door-to-door paratransit mini-bus service throughout the City of Dubuque. Saturday the bust runs from 8:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
The following routes provide weekend bus service to the Dubuque Farmers’ Market: Green, Pink, Orange. Go to MyRide and enter West 12th Street & Central Avenue to find your route.
*Half-Fare eligibility is defined for the following individuals:
Aged 65 or older with photo ID
Disabled residents showing a Medicare card
The City of Dubuque has parking spots for Persons with Disabilities in all City lots and on the ground level of City garages. Information on accessible parking can be found at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/495/Parking
Dubuque Farmers Market is Wheelchair-accessible at all entrances to the market.
The City of Dubuque has an ample amount of metered parking surrounding the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, as well as the Central Avenue Parking Ramp (975 Central) with automated cashier equipment. This ramp is located in the block bordered by Central Avenue, Iowa Street, 9th Street, and 10th Street. Parking in this ramp is free during market days/hours. There is a free daily bicycle storage area located on the ground floor, Iowa Street side of the ramp. For more information, please visit the City of Dubuque Website.
Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. except for City holidays. City holidays include Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day
*NEW 2024! The City of Dubuque will be allowing free parking in the 10th street parking garage during market days/hours*