Auburn International Farmers Market

May 14th, 2018 by

Auburn International Farmers Market

The annual Auburn International Farmers Market will return for its 10th year on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Les Gove Park. Each Sunday from 10 AM-3 PM until September 30, over 40 vendors will set up shop and offer everything from farm-fresh, Washington-grown produce to hand-crafted goods. Event organizers seek to create “a convenient marketplace for local farmers and artisans and a vibrant gathering place for the community to enjoy Auburn.”

Not only will patrons find fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries for purchase, but will also find unique offerings like flower arrangements, herbs, plants, artwork, hand-crafted soaps, jewelry, ceramics, and quilted items. The market will also feature various prepared foods from vendors and food trucks, including burgers, sandwiches, barbecue, tacos, and kettle corn. There will be something to satisfy everyone at the Auburn International Farmers Market.

The market will also feature free entertainment, demonstrations, kids’ crafts, and classes on various topics. Every other Sunday beginning June 10, volunteers will host these events at the Art Booth. Many of the event days will have a theme that the entertainment and activities will follow. Themes include “Dog Days of Summer,” where patrons will see a dog parade with prizes awarded for various categories, and “Kids’ Day,” where balloon artists, mini golf, a library mobile, art activities, and a fire engine will provide plenty of fun for children. Performances will include music and dance from widely varying genres and cultures. Cooking demonstrations will be conducted, with experts showing visitors how to incorporate the ingredients they’ve purchased from the market into healthy meals. Gardening demonstrations will also be featured, with specialists giving audiences valuable tips on cultivating their gardens.

The full lineup of entertainment includes:

  • Kiwanis Cowboy Band
  • Clifford Okamoto
  • Champagne Sunday
  • Whateverly Brothers
  • Jim Hanna
  • Children’s Dance Theater
  • Larry Murante
  • Seattle Matsuri Takio (Japanese drumming)
  • Train Wreck
  • Bert Barr
  • Steve and the Goodtimes
  • Norman Baker
  • Steel drums by Stanley Alleyne
  • Balloon Artist
  • Auburn Dance Academy
  • Tweenland
  • Double Barrs Duo
  • Dog Days Parade
  • The Ginger Ups
  • Leify Green
  • Davidson Brothers
  • Joyas Mestizas (Traditional Mexican dance)
  • Mikey Mike The Rad Scientist
  • Quarter Past 8
  • T. and the Betty
  • Caspar Babypants
  • Valley Regional Fire Authority vs. Auburn Police Dept. Chili Cook-Off
  • The Lovin’ Tunefuls
  • Just Plain Folk


The demonstration lineup consists of:

  • Canning with Hal Meng
  • Cooking demonstration with Auburn Parks, Health & Wellness Americorps member
  • Gardening with Marianne Binetti
  • Ciscoe Morris
  • Cooking demonstration with Pacific Medical Center Nutritionist, Christy Goff

Visitors can refer to the calendar available on the market website to make sure they don’t miss out on an event they’re interested in. With so much to learn, do, and discover, the market is a great place to bring the family for a full day of fun in Auburn.

Due to construction at the previous market site, this year’s event will be held at Les Gove Park, just a few blocks south of Highway 18 on Auburn Way S. Free parking will be available in the parking lots surrounding the market site. Additional details and the event schedule are available here.

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