Findlay Market Fun

Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market is expanding the number and duration of its farmers market days. In addition to the popular Saturday seasonal market (8am to 2pm), there will now be a new Tuesday Drive Time Farmers Market and an expanded Sunday Farmers Market.

The new Tuesday Drive Time Farmers Market kicked off this past Tuesday, June 16th and is open from 3pm to 6pm through October. There will be a dozen farmers that will open the market and Findlay Market’s Market Wines will offer a drive time wine tasting every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm.

The expanded Sunday Farmers Market got started yesterday and will run from 10am to 2pm weekly. There will be a grand opening party for the new farmers market days on Tuesday, July 7th from 3pm to 6pm and will feature music, cooking demonstrations and prize drawings.

Good Energy and Holistic Health Fair
Another fun event coming up at Findlay Market will be the Good Energy Gathering and Holistic Health Fair on June 28th. The fair looks to “celebrate the many opportunities we have to conserve, recycle and reuse in our lives.”

There will be vendors and exhibits on Findlay Market’s Essen Strasse (south side of the market house). Visitors will be able to pick up information on a variety of topics and enjoy entertainment from Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre (10am to 12pm), Al Janna Dancers (12pm to 1pm) and Tai Chi Demonstrations with flute music from Sunflower (1:30pm to 3pm). Below is a listing of the three categories with the exhibitors for each.

Food and Nutrition: Marvins’ Organic Gardens, Eco Garden,Green Earth Grille, Nutrition Counseling, OSU Extension Office, Cooking Demonstrations.

Alternative Health: Full Spectrum Health Center, Cole Center for Healing, Cincinnati Area Doula Society, Abby Artmisa; Herbalist & Healing Practitioner with Goddess Garden Healing, Cincinnati School for Metaphysics.

Alternative Energy/Lifestyle: Third Sun Solar and wind Power, Green Energy Ohio, Park+Vine, Wild Design Jewelry, Infinity Magazine, Sam Dunlap; Cincinnati Permaculture and Edible Landscaping, Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village, Cincinnati State, OTR Electric Car Company.

The event is free and open to the public. On one other brief note, musicians are invited to come an perform at Findlay Market. If you’re interested in performing at Cincinnati’s historic market place and one of the region’s best gathering spots you can email

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.