Farmers Markets Near the Indiana Dunes

With warmer weather and sunshine quickly approaching, the Indiana Dunes area is bustling with activity and excitement, especially at the numerous farmers markets. Our markets are perfect for enjoying fresh produce, unique artisanal goods, delicious foods, and family-friendly activities.


Valparaiso Farmers Market

Dates: Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 1, 2024 - October 12, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address: William E. Urschel Pavilion, Valparaiso, IN

The Valparaiso Farmers Market, located in the heart of Downtown Valpo, is a local gem for fresh flavors and unique handcrafted treasures. Visitors can explore farm-fresh produce, specialty goods, bakery items, beautiful blooms of local flowers, delicious lunch options from food trucks and vendors, and handmade soaps and candles!

People peruse market tables in an open air market


Coffee Creek Farmers Market

Dates: Wednesdays, April 10, 2024 - October 30, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address: 2300 Village Point, Chesterton, IN

Coffee Creek Farmers Market is a farmer-led market that emphasizes local and sustainable food systems. The market features artisans on the first and third Wednesdays, and health and wellness vendors on the second and fourth Wednesdays. They announce vendor specials on weekly posts on their social media accounts, so stay tuned each week!

A woman stands in front a food truck called "Bit of Madness"


Hunt and Gather Market

Dates: October 13-14, 2024, and December 13-14, 2024
Time: Fridays 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 899 S. Court St., Crown Point, IN

The Hunt and Gather Market is a quarterly pop-up market featuring over 150 vintage and antique curators and one-of-a-kind artisan goods throughout the year. With a full bar, live music, gourmet food offerings, and local produce from across Indiana and the Midwest, this market is a truly unique and lively shopping experience you won’t want to miss!

Hunt and Gather Market


The Summer Dunes Market

Dates: June 1, 2024; July 13, 2024; August 10, 2024; September 14, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Address: The Market on 12, 2704 W Dunes Hwy, Ste. C, Michigan City, IN

The Summer Dunes Market in Michigan City is a seasonal market featuring food trucks, make-and-take crafts for kids, and a variety of handmade gifts, art, jewelry, clothing, and home decor. Held at The Market on 12, a collective gift and lifestyle boutique, this market supports artisans and small businesses from across the region, providing a one-stop shop for unique and beautiful treasures.

Dunes Summer Market at Market on 12


Chesterton’s European Market

Dates: Saturdays, May 2024 - October 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Address: Third Street & Broadway, Chesterton, IN

Chesterton’s European Market offers fresh produce, prepared foods, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and original artwork. Throughout the summer, the market generally features live musical performances. On the last Saturday of every month, visitors can stay after the market closes to enjoy the Chesterton Cruise-In, a family-friendly event showcasing vintage and custom cars like hot rods, muscle cars, and old-timey jalopies.

Two women look at baked goods under glass domes.


Portage Farmers Market (Market on the Square)

Dates: Fridays, June 2024 - August 2024
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Address: Founders Square Park, 6300 Founders Square, Portage, IN

The Portage Farmers Market, also known as Market on the Square, boasts a variety of vendors, food trucks, art, and live performances. The last Friday of each month includes a live band showcase and a full beer garden you won’t want to miss. For kids, the market promises bounce zones, meet-and-greets with characters, and kid-friendly movie nights after sunset!

A woman sits on a flower truck with an open side. Bunches of flowers are displayed.


Farmers Market on Madison 

Dates: First and third Thursdays, June 2024 - August 2024
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address: The Design Barn, 312 N Madison St., Hebron, IN

The Farmers Market on Madison is an artisanal market and art show featuring work from local artists, awesome unique vendors, live music, muralists, and yummy food from the Manta Food Truck. This event makes the small town of Hebron, Indiana the place to be in Northwest Indiana.

A woman wearing a hat and overalls stands next to clothing on hangers.

Explore the colorful farmers markets in Porter County and across the Indiana Dunes region for fresh produce, unique artisanal goods, and family-friendly activities! From the Valparaiso Farmers Market to Chesterton’s European Market, our local markets offer something for everyone, making them a must-do for visitors and locals alike. Check out even more farmers markets, craft fairs, and hobby shows below!