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Downtown Farmers Market Moves to Moore Square

RALEIGH, NC (April 11, 2019) – The downtown Farmers Market is on the move! The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, in collaboration with Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources is delighted to announce the new & improved downtown market is going back to its roots and moving to Moore Square for the 2019 season.

For the month of June, the market will fill the streets of historic City Market. When Moore Square Park opens later in the summer, the market will move to Martin Street Plaza. The Moore Square Market will take place June 5th and will run through October 16th, every Wednesday from 4pm-7pm.

From 1792 to 2017, Moore Square Park has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh. The 4 acre downtown urban green space was originally conceived as one of 5 public green spaces for the City of Raleigh. The new location of the market will celebrate the major renovation while honoring Moore Square’s historic heritage and establishing a 21st century urban space.

The Moore Square Market will feature over 20 vendors including local favorites from past markets and a mix of new vendors offering produce and artisan goods. In addition, the market will feature local entertainers and children’s activities each week. Once the vendor application for farmers, artisans and non-profit organizations is released, the final list will be distributed once approved. 

Full schedule and theme weeks to be announced.

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For more information, please contact: 

Downtown Raleigh Alliance- David Moore – Placemaking + Activations Manager – 919-821-6982

Amanda Fletcher – Moore Square Program & Event Manager- 919-996-6485




About Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA):


The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is an economic development, marketing, and place management organization that leads efforts to build a downtown that is safe, accessible, creative, and vibrant. The DRA facilitates this mission through its primary initiatives, including: safety and hospitality ambassador patrols, economic development and storefront business attraction, community-building events such as First Friday and Market on Market, promotional and branding initiatives, advocacy, and real estate market research and analysis.