COVID-19 UPDATE: the Market Square Farmers’ Market is currently on hold until a return to Market Square is deemed safe by the City of Knoxville and Nourish Knoxville. In the meantime, we will be operating the Market at Mary Costa Plaza, a food and farm market featuring some of your favorite vendors from the Market Square Farmers’ Market. The Market at Mary Costa Plaza will be held next to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum every Wednesday (10 am – 1 pm) and Saturday (9 am – 1 pm), with a dedicated hour of shopping for the immune-compromised (first hour of each market day). Parking is free both days in GARAGE A on Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, directly across from Mary Costa Plaza and the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum.
The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more. With interactive fountains, delicious local food, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, the MSFM is a perfect family destination.
Free parking is available on Saturdays at several parking garages downtown including the Market Square, Locust Street, Walnut Street, and State Street Garages, as well as in commercial loading zones. Parking is $1 per hour on Wednesdays in all four garages. Short-term parking meters around Market Square are in effect Wednesday and Saturday, and are $1.50 per hour. Visit Downtown Knoxville Alliance’s parking page for more information on downtown Knoxville parking options.
Please note: The Locust Street and Walnut Street Garages charge $20.00 for special event parking on UT football home games.
All KAT transit routes serving the Knoxville Station Transit Center are a few convenient walking blocks from Market Square. And fare-free KAT trolleys also provide nearby service (no service on UT football home games). Visit www.katbus.com for more information.