Saturday on the Square returns to Madison

The Dane County Farmers’ Market is returning to the Capitol Square this weekend for another highly-anticipated season of Saturday on the Square.

Man standing in front of a plant stand at an outdoor farmers' market

Get ready to stock up on Wisconsin-made goodies. | Photo by 608today

Saturday on the Square, the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country, is returning to the isthmus this Saturday, April 13, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9. From new faces to parking availability, here’s what to know before you go.

The details

Hours: 6:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Parking: Those driving can check real-time parking availability near the square. Bikers can utilize the racks available in all city parking garages. Pro tip: Park further away from the Capitol and hop on a BCycle to avoid traffic.

Pets: While service animals are permitted, no pets are allowed at the market.

Colorful vegetables on a farmers market table

Expect fresh produce, farm-raised meat, and other goodies at Saturdays on the Square. | Photo by 608today

While many vendors accept card, some prefer cash. These nearby ATMs are open on Saturdays:

  • Chase, 22 E. Mifflin | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Old National, 23 W. Main St. | Open 24 hours
  • UW Credit Union, 44 E. Mifflin St. | 5 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Walgreens (BMO), 15 E. Main St. | 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

These blocks will be closed to vehicle traffic Saturdays, April 13 through Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to keep market-goers safe in areas with high foot traffic:

  • West Mifflin Street from Wisconsin Avenue to State Street
  • State Street from West Dayton to West Mifflin streets
  • North Carroll Street from State Street to West Washington Avenue
Farmers' market stand with four shelves full of mini breads.

What’s your go-to farmers’ market item? | Photo by 608today

New members

The 2024 season brings 16 new members to the Square: