Feast on fresh local foods

2nd Street Market

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

Main Entrance
600 E. Second St.
Dayton, OH 45402


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(937) 228-2088

Open Year-round

Fridays 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturdays 9 AM – 3 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 3 PM
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas


Interested in becoming a vendor?

Our mission is to support small, local entrepreneurs with a strong emphasis on food, agriculture, gardening and home decor in an atmosphere that provides a comfortable and inviting gathering place for the diverse population of the greater Dayton area.

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Local not-for-profits and community organizations supporting our mission are invited to share information at our Community Table, free of charge.

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Free parking, including ADA-accessible parking, is available near the 2nd Street Market building on the street and in a paved lot. Free, paved overflow parking is available in the nearby lot for The Steam Plant, 617 E. Third St. Because the outdoor farmers market has relocated to the north side of the building, only accessible parking is allowed in that area.


Pet Policy
Pets are not permitted indoors or outdoors with the exception of service animals.


Group Tours
Group tours may be arranged in advance. Learn more about additional tours throughout MetroParks.

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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.

The Market is easily accessible by foot or bike from neighborhoods in and around downtown Dayton. The Market includes a Link bike share station and ample bike parking.

The 2nd Street Market building has three accessible ramps, with parking spaces by both ramps on Second Street.

Food growers/producers, bakers, dry goods vendors and food-service vendors are available each week. People come for the freshness, the quality and the relationship with the local growers. The Market is a favorite place for many Miami Valley residents to go year-round for locally grown meat and produce.

The 2nd Street Market operates in an historical block-long former 1911 B&O railroad building. It was renovated in 2001 by Five Rivers MetroParks to help support growing and buying locally produced goods.

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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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Latitude: 39.76257

Longitude: -84.181685

Five Rivers MetroParks requires that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face covering indoors when social distancing of at least six feet from people outside their household cannot be maintained. Disposable masks will be available at the Market's entrances. To be cognizant of people's comfort levels, indoor seating will be spread throughout the building, providing people with more personal space.

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