Market Park in Athens is a market founded to provide an outlet for Chattanooga based farmers, artisans as well as food producers. It is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays each week. It is found off McMinn’s County Courthouse Square. Its address is 106 South Jackson Street at the intersection of South Jackson and Highway 30.
Athens Farmers Market is interesting as it provides vibrant educational opportunities to farmers, community members, and artisans. Besides that, products sold in the market are 100% organic. A majority of its vendors sell fresh eggs, fruits, milk, meat, vegetables, and other agricultural products at a common location. Athens Farmers Market levies no charges on vendors within its premises. Other attractions at this market include kid’s activity tables, an arts and crafts section, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment.
Athens Market was built in 2011 as part of a downtown upgrade project. Its various amenities include permanent restrooms, an amphitheater, exercise walkways, and a second pavilion. Adjacent to it is one half-mile long walking trail with 4,000 names of war veterans. In addition to that, it has monuments dedicated to all services of the armed forces and a 600-pound globe floating on water.
You are welcome to visit Market Park and participate in its various festivals. Among these are the Athens Festival Fun, the National Moo Fest Dairy Festival in June, and the Etowah Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration. Others events are the Englewood Celebrates, Pumpkintown, and Niota Fried Green Tomato festivals.