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Farmers’ Market

The Downtown SLO Thursday Farmers’ Market is OPEN and operating at full-capacity.

A trip to San Luis Obispo would not be complete without a stop at the world-famous Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market, happening every Thursday night, or the Saturday morning market at Madonna Plaza Shopping Center. Food is something to celebrate in San Luis Obispo, and the farmers’ markets scattered around the county are where local farms get to share the fresh, flavorful produce they grow all year-round.

These farmers’ markets are a culmination of weekly harvests plus a full-on foodie festival for the community, featuring live music, local craft goods, and so much more.

San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market on Thursday

In the heart of the city, San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market on Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (except select holidays or if it is raining) spans 5 blocks of Downtown San Luis Obispo. The heart of the city transforms into a foodie arena, shutting down Higuera Street and allowing visitors to leisurely stroll from merchant to merchant. With more than 120 vendors, the bustling SLO Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, blooming flowers, farm-to-table dinners for under $10, handmade craft goods and jewelry, local organizations, and live entertainment.

Whether you are craving fire-roasted corn on the cob, homemade chicken pesto lasagna, teriyaki chicken straight off the grill, or a good old-fashioned slice of pizza, everyone will be satisfied. You can also pick up some picnic fixings for the weekend such as authentic Mediterranean hummus and pita chips, fresh berries from a local farmer, or organic kettle corn. San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market will provide delicious eats all weekend long.

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Live Entertainment at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thousands of visitors roam the market each week, enjoying free live music and entertainment including local bands, unique hand-crafted goods, face painting and bounce houses, barbecue, corn-on-the-cob and other unique food stands in addition to the seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, boutique olive oils, local honey, preserves and other locally grown and produced products.

Fresh, Seasonal Produce

Try out some of the many deliciously ripe and sustainable fruits and vegetables while strolling through San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market. Be sure to taste the apricots and strawberries in spring, tomatoes and figs in summer, apples and persimmons in fall, and squash and tomatillos in winter.

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Bike Valet Program

The Thursday evening Farmers’ Market in SLO also features a bike valet program for guests who wish to cruise through the charming downtown and avoid any parking challenges. Additionally, on the first Thursday of each month, there is a lively Bike Happening following the market, when massive groups of cyclists loop around downtown in costumes—a must-see for any bicycle enthusiast.

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Please note that dogs are not allowed at Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Markets due to California health and safety codes and local animal control regulations.

List of San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Markets


  • Baywood/Los Osos, Santa Maria St. between 2nd & 3rd St. – 2:00–4:30 p.m.


  • Paso Robles, 11th St. & Spring St. – 9:00 –11:30 a.m.
  • San Luis Obispo 224 Tank Farm Rd. (Farm Supply Lot) – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.


  • Arroyo Grande, Smart & Final Parking Lot – 8:30–11:00 a.m.
  • Atascadero, Atascadero Sunken Gardens – 3:00–6:00 p.m.


  • Morro Bay, Spencer’s Fresh Markets Parking Lot on Main Street – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • San Luis Obispo, Downtown Higuera Street – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


  • Cayucos, Ocean Ave. & D St. {June- August} – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Cambria, 1000 Main St. – 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Avila Beach, on the Promenade – Front St. Promenade {May-August} – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m


  • San Luis Obispo, Embassy Suites Parking Lot on Madonna Road – 8:00 – 10:45 a.m.
  • Templeton, Templeton Community Park at 6th & Crocker Street – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Paso Robles, 11th St. & Spring St. – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Morro Bay, Downtown Main Street – 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Arroyo Grande, 214 E. Branch St. between Short St. & Mason – 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.