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Welcome to the Farmers Market+ At The Dole!

A farmer’s market plus so much more!

Here’s What’s Unique THIS Week! – Aug 14, 2022

(Subject to change…check back often!)

Food Trucks

Every Sunday the market+ offers several brunch and lunch options for you to enjoy. Come hungry!

Live Acoustic Music

Sip, shop, and relax with live acoustic music every Sunday. You can tap your feet to the best from a nice shady spot under the trees.

Busy Brains Traveling Children's Museum

Busy Brains will keep the kiddos begging you to stay longer. And with plenty to shop, sip, and savor, you won’t want to leave either!

Complimentary Kids Activites

Fun for all ages! Face painting, a balloon artist with truly extraordinary creations, and several costumed characters throughout the day.

Our Market+ Bartenders

Our Market+ bartenders will be pouring out tasty brunch cocktails for your sipping pleasure! Look for the green shirts at the main entry!

Are You Thristy??

Our near-famous Market+ Bloody Marys are all the buzz using many of our vendor’s products!

Cycling Without Age McHenry Co.

Providing recreational battery-assisted Trishaw rides to seniors or anyone with mobility issues.

NOTE: Rides must be pre-registered with the Crystal Lake Park District. 

The Raue Center For The Arts

Stop by the Raue Center information booth for more information on what’s happening at the Raue!

Food Trucks

  • Billy Bricks
  • ChefBnbEats
  • Magic Crepes
  • Mario’s Cart
  • The Freeze
  • The Inside Scoop
  • Your Sister’s Tomato

Musicians

  • BB & The Honey will be back again this Sunday with more acoustic music to brighten up your Sunday Funday!

Complimentary Kids Activities

  • Balloon Artist
  • Face Painting
  • Costumed Characters
  • Busy Brains 

Bar Beverages

  • Market+ Bloody Marys
  • Mimosas
  • Palomas
  • Sea Breeze
  • Locally-crafted beers

Special Promo

  • Raue Center
  • Cycling Without Age

Summer Market

Sundays, May 29 – Oct 30, 2022
(no market: Jun 26 & Jul 3)

10 am – 2 pm

Front lawn of the historic Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Free Admission, Ample Parking, Pet Friendly, Rain or Shine, ATM Onsite, 80+ Vendors

Outdoor Market
Indoor Market+

Winter Market

Sundays, Nov 2022 – Apr 2023

10 am – 2 pm

Inside the historic Dole Mansion
401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Free Admission, Ample Parking, ATM Onsite, 40+ Vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does The Farmers Market+ charge an entrance fee?

No, the Farmers Market+ is free to enter.

Is there a charge for the Balloon Artist and Face Painting?

Both are complimentary each market week!  Tips are appreciated.

Do all vendors accept credit cards?

Not all, but most vendors accept credit cards.  There is an ATM inside the main entrance, if you need cash to purchase items.  The Dole Market Bar and Dole merchandise for purchase accepts credit cards.

Do you sell insulated bags to keep my products cold while I stay at the event?

Yes, we have two sizes of insulated bags for sale.  An ice pack is included with each insulated bag purchase to keep your items cool.

Is there an ATM onsite?

Yes, there is an ATM inside the main entrance of the building; up the stairs to the main level.

Does the market accept EBT/SNAP cards?

At this time, we do not; however, we are checking into the program.

Is there handicapped parking available at the market?

Yes, there is ample handicapped parking available; enter the parking lot from Golf Road.

Is there a bike rack available?

Yes, at the main entrance off of Country Club Road.

Is there motorcycle parking available?

Yes, motorcycle parking is near the Handicapped Parking. Follow the signs for Handicapped Parking.  Enter parking lot from Golf Road.

Are pets allowed at the market?

We love pets! And for the OUTDOOR markets, your pet is welcome to hang out with you provided they are on a leash and well-behaved.

You know your pet best but please be considerate of others attending the event. If your pet doesn’t do well around children, please consider leaving Fido or Fifi at home. If you do bring your pets, you are responsible for them at all times and you must always pick up after them.

Are there public restrooms at the market?

Yes, there are signs directing you to the restrooms at the south end of the building.  There are handicapped restrooms available entering the main entrance of the building.  There is a lift available to bring you to the main level.

Are tours of the Dole Mansion offered during the market?

There will be a schedule coming soon with dates and times.

Is there public transportation provided to the event?

While there is no public transportation that stops directly at our door, taxi or Uber service from the 2 train stations in Crystal Lake are available options.

Join Our Market

Interested in being part of the #1 voted farmers market in Illinois? Submit your application today!

Become A Sponsor

We’re looking for sponsors interested in supporting our local community. Find out more today!

Volunteering

We love our volunteers and we’re always looking for additional help. Interested? Sign up below!

Piscasaw Gardens will create a bouquet with the flowers you select at Farmers Market+
R & B Miller Fruit Farm from Michigan with a wide variety of cherries, berries, peaches/nectarines & apples (in the fall) and more at Farmers Market+
BB and The Honey at Farmers Market+ 2nd Sunday of each month!

A Special Thanks to Our Summer Market Sponsors

Debbie Goodale Sponsor Logo
NW Herald & Shaw Local Sponsor Logo
Eric Schroeder Sponsor Logo
Clicks Web Design Inc.
Advocate Good Shepherd Sponsor Logo
Igler Sponsor Logo
NW Herald & Shaw Local Sponsor Logo
Raue Center for the Arts Sponsor Logo
Carol Hoefer Sponsor Logo
Busy Brains Sponsor logo
Jay & Sharon LeCoque Sponsor Logo
Steve & Kristin Georgy Sponsor Logo
Steve & Kristin Georgy Sponsor Logo
Service League of Crystal Lake logo

We are committed to the local community. Our Farmers Market+ At The Dole has partnered to share proceeds with the Service League of Crystal Lake, which has spent almost a century providing support to those in need.

Farmers Market+ Merch!

Heading home with more items than you thought? Need a way to keep your items cool while you enjoy your day the Market+? We’ve got you covered! We offer the following items for sale on Market+ Sundays. Look for the Market Merch booth for more information.

Insulated Bags

with ice packs

Lrg: $4.00   Sml: $3.00 each

Shopping Totes

in yellow & green

$2.00 each

Picnic Blankets

in black, grey, and green

$20.00 each