Barr Street Market

Summer 2015 vendor applications available!


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General Information

Be sure to check out our Winter Market - Running October 11-April 25.

Our market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The Barr Street Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience.

Photo by The Quest for ZestThe market is open from April through September on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is still located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne on the corner of Wayne and Barr Streets. Free parking is available in the History Center lot along Berry Street and on the streets in the surrounding blocks, with ample opportunities to lock up a bicycle as well. Admission to the History Center is free during market hours.

About the Market

The YLNI Barr Street Market is run entirely by volunteers. When YLNI revived the market 10+ years ago, we had 4-6 vendors; we now host 20+ weekly.

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The Barr Street Market:

  • Was voted in 2010 Fort Wayne’s Best Farmer’s Market (by the readers of the Fort Wayne Magazine)
  • Averages about 1,000 visitors per week
  • Hosts different local musicians each week
  • Collected 5 tubs of books for United Way’s Learn United initiative in 2009
  • Hosted a fun and educational children’s activity every week, provided by the Allen County Public Library
  • Partnered in 2014 with Arts United for Taste of the Arts

Historic Facts

The Barr Street Market represents an important part of Fort Wayne’s history. It is an ongoing tradition that’s been alive in the heart of our city for more than a century. Here’s why:

  • Barr Street Market is located in the oldest public space in Fort Wayne
  • The original Barr Street Market operated continuously from the 1840s-1950s
  • In its heyday, the Market stretched for 2 city blocks and had several permanent buildings

Visit the Market

302 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

(Directly behind the Fort Wayne History Center at the corner of Barr and Wayne Streets)
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Contact Us - Comments and Questions

If you have do you have a comment/question about the Market? We would love to hear from you.

Mailing Address:
YLNI – Barr Street Market
P. O. Box 10774
Fort Wayne, IN 46853

2015 YLNI Barr Street Market Vendor Application

YLNI, in partnership with the History Center, are pleased to host the 2015 Barr Street Market on each Saturday from May 16 to September 12 in downtown Fort Wayne!

Our mission is to offer fresh and unique produce, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. We are delighted to offer various farm and non-farm vendors.|

Download and print a paper application or submit an online application

Vendors must read General Market Information before filling out online application.

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Interested in performing at the market?
We're accepting 2015 Barr Street Market performer's applications