Don’t Miss the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2019-2020

Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center

photo of fall vegetables on display

It may be cold and snowy outside! But it’ll be nice and warm inside the First Street Community Center for the first indoor market of the season! Come and visit this Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 10am – noon for the start of the indoor farmers’ market inside the First Street Community Center! (Insert wild cheering and applause here)

We are expecting some great things including but not limited to honey, baked goods, produce including gourmet mushrooms, arts and crafts, and more!

Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!

Our market is a thriving little community of entrepreneurs. All our products are raised, produced, or created right here in the surrounding community by the person selling them on the other side of the table.

Beautiful vegetables, delicious artisan breads, jams and jellies. We have several different varieties of local, grass-fed meats as well as farm fresh eggs available.  Dried beans, fresh ground cornmeal, popcorn, and meat seasoning mixes!

Gluten-free products and tasty treats are here, along with honey, shag-bark hickory nuts, walnuts and dry herbs.

Hand-dipped chocolates, exquisite hats, scarves and baby items. Handcrafted jewelry is a must-see, perfect for gifts.

Be sure to stop by and see us!

If you have any questions, please Call (319) 560-1391 or Email mtvernonfm@yahoo.com.

Be sure to stop inside the First Street Community Center to check out all the fantastic shops as well!

Escape Room – The Curse of the Pharaoh

The world is in danger.  Time is running out!

“The Curse of the Pharaoh” is a 10 minute escape room brought to you by The Fantastic Escape!

Return 5 stolen artifacts to their rightful place in the pharaohs tomb to save the world. Your adventure is located in the gym at the The First Street Community Center during Heritage Days.

Cost:  $10 per person, up to 8 at a time. Smaller groups are welcome if there is no line. So come early!
Date/Time:  Friday 2pm – 10pm and Saturday 10am – 10pm

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Hop into Spring – Craft and Vendor Show – in the Gym

The first ever “Hop into Spring – Craft and Vendor Show” is Saturday, April 6th from 10am – 1pm inside the Gymnasium at the First Street Community Center.

Organized By

Angie Williams


Small Business Saturday – Crafters Market & Home Business Expo

New this year, we are proud to be hosting The Crafters Market together with the Annual Home Business Expo on Small Business Saturday, November 24th, from 9am – 4pm inside the First Street Community Center’s Gymnasium.

The Crafters Market specializes in well created, handmade items for the discerning customer.

The Annual Home Business Expo will feature numerous home based businesses in the local area including:

  • Mettes Doll Fashions
  • Becky Danielson
  • Grannie’s Ruffles
  • Amy Bishop Fine Art
  • Dog Bandanas Creations
  • Kelli Wolfe Quilting
  • Lindenbolt Serigraphy
  • Mary Beth’s Articulture
  • The Crafty Needle
  • Stine Designs
  • Poets Garden
  • Lisa Kenyon
  • Rodan+Fields
  • LuLaRoe
  • Scentsy
  • ItWorks
  • doTERRA Essential Oils

Displays from other local shops may also be on hand, including: Fairy Under a Full Moon and Twig Creations by Ruth.

There is FREE ADMISSION and as always the First Street Community Center has FREE Parking.

* Don’t forget while you are here to check on the other wonderful shops that call this building home throughout the year!