Farmers Market an event in San Luis Obispo

Since 1983 downtown San Luis Obispo comes alive on Thursday night with their weekly Farmers Market.  But it is more than a farmer’s market.  It is an event.  It is a happening.  It
is a gathering spot for residents, college students and visitors alike.

Open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday, except for Thanksgiving, San Luis Obispo‘s
year round Farmers Market features farmers selling fresh, locally grown
produce, food vendors, arts and crafts, informational booths, and

The market occupies six blocks on Higuera Street, between Osos and Nipomo Streets, with many of the shops, pubs and restaurants on both sides of the street open too. 

mouth-watering array of food offerings are a Food Network producer’s
dream – barbecue ribs, chicken and sausages, pizza, vegan food, slow
roasted corn-on-the-cob, crepes, tamales, churros, strawberry desserts,
and hummus. 

Entertainment ranges from local dance groups, live bands, solo artists, climbing wall, and bounce house.
Farmers Market is also a popular venue for special annual events such
as Fire Prevention Night, Law Enforcement Night, Mother’s Day Flower
Give-a-Way, Downtown Brown’s Birthday, Halloween Events, and The Great
Pumpkin contest. 

Held quarterly, the Main Stage
Entertainment showcases a live band with a concert-style stage,
professional sound and lighting system, with the next concert scheduled
April 2.  Also, mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Rib Cook-Off on April 23.  This
year’s event is a tribute to the late Larry Kowalski of Mo’s Smokehouse
BBQ, one of the original barbecue vendors at the Farmers Market.

For more information about San Luis Obispo‘s Thursday Night Farmers Market, visit  To help plan a getaway to San Luis Obispo County, California‘s Natural Escape, call the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau at 1-800-634-1414 or visit 

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