The Market meets on Wednesdays from 3 – 6:30 pm at Cumberland Park. The Farmers Market Director is Denise Dorsey-Zinn, 765-567-4131. A great way to support local farmers and artisans, and a fun way to do your grocery shopping too! Visit http://www.westlafayette.in.gov/department/division.php?fDD=8-164 for more information.
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The Lafayette Farmers Market has been around for over 165 years! On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from early May through late October, the air in downtown Lafayette is filled with the smell of fresh garden flowers, baked goods, vegetables, fruits, plus honey, jams and jellies. Regardless of the day or time, a visit to the Lafayette Farmers Market promises some of the finest and freshest produce, as well as an enjoyable opportunity to browse as you stroll through one of Indiana’s oldest outdoor markets! Find them here. http://www.lafayettefarmersmarket.com/
This is an annual art fair featuring artists from 14 counties. Ehxibits are set up in September and feature art glass, pottery, jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculpture and more. A nice outside event for the whole family! It is located at Tapawingo Park. Call 765-755-5160 or visit http://www.artonthewabash.com/ for information.
Downtown Lafayette has many things to offer. One of the most nostalgic, and wonderful, things to do, is to visit McCords candies on the corner of Main and 6th streets. Not only do they have a large selection of delicious handmade candy, they have a great menu of classic favorites, a real old time soda fountain with hand stirred colas, and seasonal favorites, like handmade, old-fashioned, candy canes at Christmas.
They have seating for lunch and a great specials for under $5. It is yet another place that I like to visit often for lunch, snacks, and unique gifts too. My husbands’ grandma loves the hard candies, like anise and rock candy suckers. Kids go crazy for the jawbreakers, ranging from golf ball, to SOFTBALL size! When I did the photos for this post, the girl working the counter, said her brother licked one until his tongue bled! That is real dedication, determination and craziness! They have a special selection of sugar-free candy that makes a thoughtful gift for someone that prefers that. You can visit www.mccordcandies.com to learn all about the history and selections at this wonderful downtown Lafayette icon.
Every year the fair rolls into town in mid July. The hot summer days and nights are lit up with lights, music, smells and sounds of laughter and tractors. The exhibits and judging are a real testament to how hard people work towards their goals for months. The fair is such a big part of Summer that it truly wouldn’t be the same without it!