2023 brings huge changes to downtown West Bend, all of Main Street from the north end round-a- bout on 33 to the stop and go lights on Walnut will be reconstructed. Starting in April thru October the street will be closed to traffic. *** Please note this does not in any way close the businesses on Main St. they will be OPEN.
The Downtown West Bend Association (host of the West Bend Farmers Market) is tasked with making some location changes not only for the market but all our events that happen on Main St. We have spent the last year searching for locations that would accommodate the amazing vendors, the fantastic guests and all the parking needs. We wanted to make sure that we continue our mission of supporting the Heart of Downtown and keeping the Farmers Market listed as the #1 market in Wisconsin. The West Bend Farmers Market is one of our larger events loved by the community, relied on the farmers and vendors while bringing people from all over to our community to enjoy a morning at the market.
So, for 2023 we will have to move the market a few blocks south. The market will make a horseshoe around the Heritage Towers Historical Museum & Washington County Historical Society located at 320 5th Ave. The market will cover all of 6th Ave from Poplar to Chestnut, Poplar St between 5th Ave & 6th Ave and down 5th Ave to Chestnut. This is will be a beautiful site, and we intend to make the best of our temporary home. This location offers ample area parking, with plenty of room for all the farmers, vendors, entertainers and artisans.
We ask that you make sure to PLEASE inform all of your customers, guests, and neighbors. Add this information to your websites, email blasts, and social media. We will be sending all the vendors a market poster they can print to put up. If you are not able to print just let us know and we will get one to you. We need everyone to step up and help GET THE WORD OUT! We are starting a marketing campaign this week We will have radio, newspapers, social media and printed materials throughout Wisconsin.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly Gena@downtownwestbend.com or call me 262-338-3909.
The map below shows the aeriel view.