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  2nd Street Market
2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 228-2088
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The 2nd Street Market is open year-round, but is especially enjoyable in the spring when the weather is fair and there is a greater selection of produce and flowers. In mid-April, color arrives with bouquets and flower baskets - just in time for Mother's Day. In May, local farmers begin to set up their outside stands featuring early season produce, some of which are organic. Each week there are food stands, free samples and live music at the market. Join us for your weekly shopping or just do lunch! Watch the Market's Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates from the vendors.

    • Local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans fill this charming historic freight house. Reminiscent of European markets, it's alive with vendors, people and activity during market hours.

    • When Five Rivers MetroParks took over the maintenance and operations of the Wegerzyn Horticultural Center in 1995, they also inherited a thriving farmers market held weekly in the park, as well as several satellite locations such as Courthouse Square and the Dayton Mall. The farmers market had been established as a fundraiser for the Wegerzyn Foundation.

      In 1998, Marvin Olinsky, the district’s director, envisioned expanding this market and moving it to downtown Dayton to Van Cleve Park (what is now RiverScape MetroPark) which was also newly administered by the agency as part of a bold new riverfront development plan. However, Olinksy also wanted to see that the market could be held year-round, which would require a covered structure. Building a market structure at Van Cleve turned out to be unfeasible at the time, so the district began to explore other locations downtown for the expanded year-round market.

      Along came three developers working on a housing project in the Webster Station district of downtown called the Cannery. The Webster Station Development Group had a 45,000 sq ft warehouse garage as part of their complex that they were willing to utilize as a temporary home while their apartments were under construction. The Winter Market debuted in November 1998 and featured 18 vendors from Wegerzyn’s Farmer’s Market with foods like baked goods, organic vegetables and chicken & ostrich meat, kitchen and cooking-related items, soaps sold by the slice and gladioli, a favorite among the regular Wegerzyn crowd.

    • The building has 3 ramps, with parking spaces by both ramps on 2nd Street. Accessible restrooms are available inside the building..

    • Directions
      Take Keowee St. to Third St. and turn left. Turn right at Webster St., then right at 2nd St.

      City of Dayton Bike Route Map
      Bike/Walk Dayton! Get around town easily with this downloadable Bike Route Map.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 11
      Take route 11 north on Main Street through downtown to First and Webster streets. Walk south (right) one block on Webster Street to the Market.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • The 2nd Street Market operates in an historic block-long former 1911 B&O railroad building. It was saved from demolition and renovated in 2001 in partnership with National City Bank, now PNC Bank.

      Five Rivers MetroParks is proud to help support growing and buying locally produced goods. The 2nd Street Market strives to promote sustainable, local food systems in order to shrink the ecological footprint of Montgomery County.

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GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.76257
Longitude: -84.181685

Market Hours:
Thursday & Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Free parking is available: See map

Group Tours:
Call (937) 228-2088 to receive more details.

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted.


Park Features/Amenities
More than 370,000 people visit the 2nd Street Market each year. It is a favorite place for many Miami Valley residents to go year-round for locally grown meat and produce, as well as homemade food and craft items.
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