2:51 pm, June 20, 2024

Spending time in scenic Sun Valley, Idaho is always a treat for travelers who are looking to savor time away and relish the getaway experience at their own preferred pace. Here, you can just as easily spend time swimming and soaking up the sun while enjoying mountain views as you can getting out and hiking, wildlife watching, or climbing your way through an unforgettable stay. Sun Valley is a place where it’s easy to customize your vacation to your style and if you’re someone who loves shopping local, you’ll be thrilled with the many local Sun Valley farmers and crafts markets. The following are a few to be sure to add to your must-visit list the next time you’re here.

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Enjoy Quality Time with Family and Friends at the Ketchum Farmers Market

When you’re excited to spend time browsing local fare and handcrafted goods in abundance, making your way to the Ketchum Farmers Market during your Sun Valley stay is always the right choice. This fan-favorite area farmers and craft market is held on Wednesdays from noon until 4:00 pm between June and the beginning of October. You can find the Ketchum Farmers Market at Forest Service Park located at 131 River Street East. It’s a fun place to shop, sample fresh produce that’s locally grown, and mix and mingle with local farmers and artisans selling one-of-a-kind and in-season products that are sure to please. Live music is included in the experience as well as kids’ activities, free recipes, chef demonstrations, and informational health handouts making your time at the Ketchum Farmers Market as entertaining as it is refreshing. Guests of the farmers market can feel great knowing that they’re supporting local-made products and helping the local economy thrive with every purchase. The Ketchum Farmers Market is organized by Wood River Farmers Markets which is dedicated to supplying the community with fresh and locally grown produce, meats, and dairy. Sustainable agriculture is a priority at Wood River Farmers Markets which also works to support local craftsmen and artisans.

Make Your Way to the Hailey Farmers and Artist Market During Your Stay

Yet another fantastic farmers and craft market located near Sun Valley that’s organized by the Wood River Farmers Markets group is the Hailey Farmers and Artist Market. This gathering is hosted at Roberta McKercher Park which is found between 3rd Avenue South, 4th Avenue South, and Highway 75. You can enjoy time at the Hailey Farmers and Artist Market on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm between June 8 and October 19 in 2024. This farmers and artist market offers guests a fun and refreshing atmosphere to enjoy where they can shop for seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as hand-made jewelry, homemade crafts, artisan baked goods, pastured meat, and more. Market organizers encourage visitors to bring their own reusable shopping bags and baskets to stay aligned with the market mission of sustainability at every turn.

Visitors who make time to enjoy the Hailey Farmers and Artist Market will be thrilled by the great variety of vendors on-site. Whether you’re looking for local honey, cheese, eggs, jellies, pies, or fresh-cut flowers, you’re sure to find it here. Some of the producers that are already on the lineup for 2024 at this market include Lookout Farm, Agrarian Harvest, Itty Bitty Farm w/ Silver Oaks, Shooting Star Farm, Rivers Edge Orchard, Sundries Farm, Shelly and Mike’s Flowers & Produce, Sunnyside Up Farm, Wood River Ranch Beef, Lava Lake Lamb, 4L Farms and Koehn Trout Farm. Food vendors will include Katie’s Kakes, Purely Popped, Road Bars, Sweet Indulgence, S’more to Love, Dolce Cabana, La Parilla, The Wylde Beet, Joe’s Juice, Mountain Mutts, River Food, and Hillside Bread. If you’re looking for crafts, vendors like Idahat, Stella Goods, No 9 Jewelry, and Studio Penny Lane will surely inspire.

Check Out the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2024

For an experience that’s creative and supports local artisans, don’t miss out on the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival in 2024. This event will be hosted from August 9 through August 11 at Atkinson Park at 900 3rd Avenue in Ketchum. This year, the event will feature more than 132 professional artists whose work is on display to be judged competitively and purchased as well. Guests can expect to enjoy plenty of local food vendors on-site at the Sun Valley Arts & Crafts festival as well as children’s activities and live music. The festival will be on from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday as well as from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday. This festival is designed to honor and support local artists and in years past, it’s seen more than 6,000 attendees enjoy the fun.

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