Barr Street Market

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 17 through September 27, 2014

Barr Street Market 10th Season 2014

Photo by The Quest for Zest

General Information

Get ready for an even bigger market experience! This year's season will be a bit longer, so you can enjoy more of what northeast Indiana has to offer. Look for more details soon. 

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 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 8 years ago, we had 4-6 vendors; we now host 20+ weekly.

Photo by The Quest for Zest

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 500 - 700 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
  • Is partnering with Arts United for this year's Taste of the Arts on Saturday, August 24.

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.

Email: market@ylni.org
Mailing Address:
YLNI – Barr Street Market
P. O. Box 10774
Fort Wayne, IN 46853

Fill out the Barr Street Market Vendor Application Online 

Vendors must read General Information link about before filling out online application.

or download application

Fill out the Barr Street Market Artisan Application Online  

Vendors must read General Information link about before filling out online application.

or download application

Vendors, click here to pay online. 

Band/Performer Application

Lutheran Health Network Market

This is our second season with Lutheran Health Network. This market will be held exclusively at Lutheran Hospital and Dupont Hospital. Fill out the online application here.

Click the button below to download the LHN Market application.

Vendors must read General Information link about before filling out online application.

download application

 

 

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