Wichita’s Old Town Farm and Art Market will reopen with some limitations on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
The market’s original open date was going to be in mid-April but they decided to delay opening just a bit.
When the Old Town Farmers Market opens, it will be a little bit different from what we’re used to. They won’t have any non-essential programming or activities for now during the market. They’ll also have ample room to spread out. The market will stretch from Farm & Art Plaza all the way down Rock Island to 2nd Street.
What won’t change is that you’ll still be able to get food, arts and handmade products from local producers.
The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can see on the Wichita Farm and Art Market website some of the measures they will be taking to keep customers and vendors safe.
As a customer, you can do your part by following these best practices:
Stay home if you are sick
Keep a distance of six feet between you and other people
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds each time. In a pinch, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used. (They’ll have a hand-washing station set up near the information booth and public restrooms in the southeast corner of the plaza.)
High risk individuals may want to refrain from going to the market.
If you do need to cough or sneeze, be sure to direct it into your arm or a tissue. (It’s allergy season in Kansas; coughing/sneezing happens sometimes.)
You can use their Meet the Market page ahead of time to connect with your favorite vendors. You may be able to buy online and establish a pickup time and location to minimize contact.
For questions or updates, visit the Old Town Farm and Art Market opening day event on Facebook.
The Kansas Grown Farmers Market opened on April 11 with similar safety measures in place.
Wichita, KS 67202