CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After three weeks at a temporary site in McGregor Park, the Clarksville Downtown Market presented by CDE Lightband will return to its home in Public Square on Saturday, June 6, with a full slate of farm and artisan vendors and several food trucks.
“McGregor Park North Extension was a wonderful temporary location for us,” said Trey Stroud, Market Manager for Clarksville Parks & Recreation. “But, we are just as eager to return to normal as the rest of the City, and seeing the Clarksville Downtown Market back in Public Square is a great step toward that.”
Visitors of the market should be aware that safety guidelines and restrictions will still be in effect:
- The market is open with reduced hours of 8-11 a.m.
- Only one entrance, at the corner of Franklin Street and Public Square, will be available, but there will be multiple exits.
- Staff will be on-site to limit the number of patrons in the market. Only 250 patrons will be allowed inside at one time.
- Vendors will be required to wear a cloth face cover, and patrons are strongly encouraged to wear them.
- Social distancing guidelines will be in place.
During the month of May, only select vendors attended the market because of COVID-19 restrictions. With the move back to Public Square, a wide range of vendors will be in attendance.
“This pandemic has been hard on all small businesses, but especially those that rely on their customers at the market each year,” Stroud said. “We hope to see tremendous support for these businesses at the market moving forward.”
The award-winning Clarksville Downtown Market is in its 11th year. It opens at 8 a.m. every Saturday from May 16 through Sept. 26.