2022 Schedule

2022 IFM Events -all events are Fridays 9am -1pm unless noted otherwise.  We will open on Courthouse Street.

April 8- Preseason vendor meeting 11am -2pm, Gate Center

May 6- Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Craft Fair

June 17-one of only 2 Fiber Days this season.  Don’t miss it!

June 24-Kids Day.   FREE fun for the whole family and VFNP KIDS BUCKS

Monday July 4- Town of Independence Parade and festivities

July 8-Wellness Day Join VDH and area health professionals for free health information


July 22-Berry Festival.  Enter the Berry pie contest and win $100! and enjoy delicious sorbet to benefit the Market and everything Berry.  Co-sponsored by River Ridge Organics.

July 29 -Take a Break from the Interstate HWY 21yard sale weekend.

August 5-Tomato Festival– Free tomato tasting, enter the Monster Tomato contest and/or the salsa contest and win $100! And Cooking Day!  AND VFNP KIDS BUCKS

National Farmers Market Week  August 9-14

Friday August 12 10am-6pm, Saturday 9 am -3pm August 13- Grayson County Fair, Bottomley’s Evergreens, Elk Creek

August 19-Christmas in August Craft Day & Fiber Day.  Support local artisans and shop local


September 11-Pepper Day. Enjoy a free pepper tasting

September 23- Apple Festival Enter the Apple Dessert Contest, win $100! and join in the Community Cider Pressing.

October 7-Squashtober   Taste the vast array of winter and summer squash,

October 14- 15th birthday party and end of the Market season.

November 25- 11am to 2pm, 1st Winter Market.  Kids Bucks return!  Free Kids Activities.

Saturday December 2  2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off. Friday 3-6pm Enter the Chili contest and win $100! $5 to taste all the chili and vote for your favorite. Free to enter.  Visit the 1908 Courthouse for their holiday activities and visit the Free Market Christmas Shoppe at the Gate Center.

IFM KIDS BUCKS are sponsored by the Market and local donors.  They are available each Market while Grayson County schools are closed and during our 2 Winter Markets.  The first 25 kids to visit the managers tent get $5 of Kids Bucks to spend on ANYTHING at the Market.