Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is undoubtedly one of the most treasured events on the Central Coast and has a long history of bringing locals and visitors together to eat, shop, listen to music and connect with their community.

The Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market runs:

Every Thursday from 6:00 -9:00 pm *weather permitting or major holidays

On Higuera Street in the heart of Downtown between Nipomo and Osos. Seasonally, Chorro Street and Broad Street may also be in use

Sorry, no dogs are allowed at The Market


Market Map

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Explore our Market

The Market map will help you locate your favorite vendors and farmers in real time
See what our vendors and farmers have to offer, where they are located and when they will be out at The Market

History of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

In the late 1970s, Downtown businesses began staying open past 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings to allow people the opportunity to shop after work. Taking advantage of the late night scene, teens started cruising Higuera Street and began deterring patrons from visiting the core of Downtown. In efforts to lure people back to the stores after hours, the Downtown Association barricaded six blocks of Higuera and began arranging for special activities and entertainment. Restaurants began offering food and barbecue ribs, and in the summer of 1983 farmers were invited to sell their produce, marking the official beginning of the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market. Thirty four years later, we are proud to still be offering high quality produce, prepared foods, entertainment, and activities for the community and be known as the premiere event throughout the city on Thursday nights.

For more information about Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market please contact our Market Manager at (805) 541-0286 ext. 13 or

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