The wait is over. It’s time for Opening Day at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar!

Sunday Apr 8 will kick-off the 41st season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar (Beneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga Streets) from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. The season will go through Dec 23.

For the 2018 season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar features new and returning farmers, concessionaires and bazaar vendors, and continues its “First Sunday” program, in which there is a special theme on the first Sunday of every month. “First Sundays” was started in 2017 to honor the 40th anniversary.

To celebrate opening day, the band Ebb & Nova will perform their acoustic stylings live at the market starting at 10 a.m.

Compliments of Mercy Medical Center, patrons are able to park for free in the Mary Catherine Bunting Garage, located at 330 Guilford Avenue Baltimore, for two hours (maximum) from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vehicles enter through the Pleasant Street entrance and bring their ticket to the Welcome Tent to get validated.  There is an attendant in the cashiers’ booth 24 hours/7 days a week who will take the validated ticket.

Shoppers can stay connected with the market and participating vendors all year long on Facebook at and Twitter at

Let’s get this Farmers’ Market season started!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.