If it's the season to be busy, Dallas Farmers Market is right there with you. The city's go-to place for fresh produce and artisanal finds has a calendar that's jam-packed through the rest of the year, full of everything from a tasty tamale celebration to visits from Old Saint Nick himself.
It's also a good time of year to remember the impact that shopping local has, especially when it comes to the farmers and makers that populate the Dallas Farmers Market.
There are several woman- and family-owned businesses at the DFM, and each and every vendor is local to Texas. Instead of shopping local just one weekend a year, you can do it 52 times.
So mark your calendar for these events, and make sure to keep DFM in mind when planning your holiday shopping. While you're there, pick up a coveted Mama Ida shopping bag to hold all your purchases.
November 30, Shop Small Saturday and The Boho Market
The holiday shopping tradition celebrates small businesses like those you'll find at the DFM, and you can take part. You will find unique items from local makers, curators, and artisans along with local music, games, and more. Get your holiday shopping done early and support your local community by shopping local at this dog- and kid-friendly event (that also has free admission!). The Boho Market is open from 10 am-5 pm, The Market is open 11 am-7 pm, and The Shed is open 9 am-5 pm.
November 30, December 7, December 14, visits with Santa
Make way for the merriest man of the hour — Santa Claus is coming to the DFM for three days only, from 10 am-2 pm. Bring the whole family — pets and all — to tell Santa who's been a good boy and girl this year. Get prints for $15 to capture your holiday memory forever and write Santa a letter inside The Market.
December 7, Tamale Day
Get a taste of a Texas Christmas at the Dallas Farmers Market. Get cozy as you eat tamales from local vendors and shop 'til you drop in the holiday market.
December 14, The Boho Market and Victorian carolers
Feel a little extra festive as you listen to the Victorian carolers that will be roaming the DFM from 11 am to 2 pm while you shop. A return of The Boho Market means even more goodies to choose.
Wondering where to park for all these fun times? Check the DFM website for a parking map, which outlines the street, lot, and garage options. In addition to your Mama Ida reusable bag, there are also wagons you can borrow from the information booth to help cart all your finds out to the car.