Knightdale Farmers Market Themed for 2016

Knightdale Farmers Market 2016 logo. Source: Town of Knightdale NC.
Knightdale Farmers Market 2016 logo. Source: Town of Knightdale NC.

The Knightdale Farmers Market is opening May 14, 2016, with plans set out through the season for market vendors, themes, and special events.

In Knightdale, the Farmers Market is a town-sponsored marketplace for farmers and artisans located in the new open-air pavilion at Knightdale Station Park, 812 N First Avenue, in Knightdale NC.

This year’s market runs Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, from May 14, 2016, through October 8, 2016. Vendors for the market include farm produce, honey, baskets, prepared foods, and arts and crafts — a wide variety from jewelry to soaps and oils to yarn and birdhouses. The complete list of vendors, with information about their products, is on the Town of Knightdale website on this page. That page also includes the vendor application, as even after the market opens new vendors may be added, including special vendors for some themes.

Bring your kids by the “Kids Corner” to play and learn while you shop the market. Each week’s activity will feature the theme for the week.

Each Saturday, the theme changes, with special events occassionally, live music, and guest exhibitors. Plans set so far for the 2016 Knightdale Farmers Market, which may change, are included below by date.

May 14 Market

The theme on May 14 is Mother’s Day.

Food Trucks planned from 11am-2pm are Rare Earth Farms and Cocoa Forte.

May 21 Market

The theme on May 21 is twofold: Hungry Games and Psyched About Bikes.

The Hungry Games is a boy scout organized event and includes an archery range. The goal of the day is to draw attention to hunger. More details are on the flyer at the bottom of this article.

Psyched about Bikes will be at the Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater on May 21 from 10am to 12pm. Planned activities are many, including a bicycle rodeo, bike inspection checks, safety officers, and IdentAKid. Bring a bike and join the fun.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Rolling Bistro.

Music on this day by Natalie Pickett.

May 28 Market

There is no special theme for the market on May 28.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is The Humble Pig.

Music on this day by Wyatt Crabtree.

June 4 Market

The theme on June 4 is Princesses and Superheroes.

Plan to bring the kids in costume, and enjoy this sparkly, super-themed Saturday.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Brown Bag Bagels.

June 11 Market

The theme on June 11 is Pet-o-palooza.

For more details on how humans and pets can enjoy this Saturday’s market, visit the Knightdale Farmers Market page for updates.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Chick N Que.

Music on this day by Natalie Pickett.

June 18 Market

The theme on June 18 is Father’s Day.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is D’Burritos.

Music on this day by Father, Son, & Soul.

June 25 Market

There is no special theme for the market on June 25.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Kocina Food Truck.

Music on this day by Wyatt Crabtree.

July 9 Market (closed July 2)

The theme on July 9 is Local Arts & Crafts Expo.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks.

July 16 Market

The theme on July 16- Summer Fest

Food Trucks planned from 11am-2pm are Cousins Maine Lobster and Rare Earth Farms.

Music on this day by Father, Son, & Soul.

July 23 Market

The theme on July 23- Girl Scout day

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is American Meltdown.

Music on this day by Natalie Pickett.

July 30 Market

The theme on July 30- Market Olympics

Food Trucks planned from 11am-2pm are Sarges Chef and Two Roosters Ice Cream.

August 6 Market

The theme on August 6- Farmers Appreciation Day

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Barone Meatball Co.

Music on this day by Natalie Pickett.

August 13 Market

The August 13 market is also a Music Expo.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Southern Snack Shack.

During the Music Expo at the farmers market, several musicians will perform at Knightdale Station Park.

  • Father, Son, & Soul — Old-school soul, blues, jazz and a touch of soft rock.
  • Russ James — Country, acoustic rock, folk-rock and Americana
  • Kristi Dixon — Country, pop, and R&B
  • Wyatt Crabtree — Acoustic Americana, Rockabilly, and Alt Country
  • Natalie Pickett — 60s, 70s, and today covers

August 20 Market

The theme on August 20 is Honey Bee and Flower Day.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Chirba Chirba.

Music on this day by Kristi Dixon.

August 27 Market

The theme on August 27 is Toddler Day.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is My Cup Overflows.

September 10 Market (closed September 3)

The market on September 10 will be the Knightdale Kid Festival, or K-Fest.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Flattz Signature Flat Breads, with additional food trucks being added for this special festival day.

K-Fest (Knightdale Kid Festival), a new festival in Knightdale, will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 10am-7pm at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater. It includes a talent show, art walk, entertainment, inflatables, a food drive, and even a school supply giveaway. Check the K-Fest web page for more details.

According to the town website: “Understanding that education is the pathway to success, the mission of K-Fest is to connect youth with local non-profits, educational and cultural arts opportunities they may not otherwise be exposed to. This collaborative effort of community partners plays an important role in strengthening the educational component in Knightdale and Eastern Wake County.”

September 17 Market

The theme on September 17 is Latin Fest.

Scheduled in honor of Mexican Independence Day, this market day will include special offerings following the Latin theme.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Fuzzy’s Empanadas.

September 24 Market

The theme on September 24 is Take a Child Outside Day.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Bam Pow Chow.

October 1 Market

The theme on October 1 is Real Heroes Day.

Heroes in uniform will be celebrated. More information on participating agencies will follow.

Food Truck planned from 11am-2pm is Stuft.

Music on this day by Wyatt Crabtree.

October 8 Market

The final market of 2016 is a Fall Festival.

Food Trucks planned from 11am-2pm are Zeke’s Meat and Sonny Inc.

Music on this day by Russ James.

Following the Fall Festival, the market will be closed until May 2017.

Farmers market musicians planned. Source: Brittany Hurtado, Knightdale Farmers Market Manager, Knightdale NC.
Farmers market musicians planned. Source: Brittany Hurtado, Knightdale Farmers Market Manager, Knightdale NC.
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