“Creative and Energetic” Special Events
The Windsor Farmers Market is famous for monthly special events that inspire and educate visitors of all ages. Many events celebrate the in season veggie of the month, like the Zucchini Festival, Tomato & Pepper Fest and the Pumpkin Jamboree. Celebrate family holidays at the Market like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Be prepared for the fall Holiday season with recipes and tastings the Sunday before Thanksgiving and with menu and local gift ideas the 3 weeks before Christmas.
There are always fun things to do at the Windsor Farmers Market events: Mom and Grandma sip tea out of china cups on Mother’s Day, Dad and Grandpa can play the “What the Heck is it?” Game on Father’s Day where you guess the names of old home and garden tools. The kids can climb on new and vintage tractors. There’s Pumpkin Bowling in the Fall, Kidz Day on the Farm in July and a Veggie Art Contest in August. All of the events happen during the Farmers Market from 10-1. See full event schedule below.
The Windsor Farmers Market loves kids and the Market special events offer free kids cooking classes, craft projects, contests, education activities and country games. At Kidz Day on the Farm, kids learn about planting, cooking, farm animals and local School Gardens show and sell products they grow and produce during class. Visit our Kidz Dig It page for more information.
Windsor Farmers Market 2019 Events Calendar
April 7 Opening Day – Welcome back!
April 14 Windsor Earth Day & Wellness Fest – Earth friendly and wellness education booths fill the Town Green, live music on 2 stages, animals, Kidz Dig It Cooking Classes 11-12, Windsor Garden Club Spring Plant Sale, Windsor Library Book Sale
April 21 Easter Brunch on the Green – This is a special year with Easter falling late in April. The Market has planned a beautiful brunch served on in the Town Green tree grove. Brunch choices offered by local chef, Krisztian from Windsor’s own Tisza Bistro in Windsor and caterers, Amber & Cheyenne from Wine Country Feasts will be serving their Southern inspired dishes. Brunch is served starting at 9 am, Farmers Market opens at 10. Easter Bonnet making class with the Kidz Dig It Club, Mimosas & Marys with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
May 12 Mother’s Day Tea & Cookie Tasting – Sip local custom tea blends out of China cups, Taste tea cookies from Market Bakeries – BurtoNZ Bakery, Cookie…take a bite!, Rainy Day Chocolates and Red Bird Bakery. Moms get a complimentary rose from Atrellis Floral & Gift. Kidz Dig It kids build a flower Arrangement for Mom with the Windsor Garden Club, Mimosas & Marys with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
June 2 Market’s 18th Birthday – Let’s Eat Cake!
June 16 Father’s Day at the Market with the Kiwanis Pancake Brunch – Pancake Breakfast with the Windsor Kiwanis serving ham, eggs and fresh fruit from the Market. Play the “What the Heck is it Game” win prizes if you can guess what these old home and ranch tools are called. Kidz Dig It kids build a succulent arrangement for Dad with the Windsor Garden Club, Mimosas & Marys, Book Sale.
July 28 Kidz Day on the Farm – Planting Activities and Cooking Classes, School Garden booths, Farm Animals, Country Games, Bicycle safety with Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, FREE Helmets and custom fitting courtesy of the Windsor Lions Club.
Aug 25 19th Annual Zucchini Blossom Festival – Heaviest Zuke wins $50, Wacky Veggie Art Contest. all ages, $50 and a bicycle in prizes, Zucchini Car Races, Kidz Dig It Zuke Cooking Class at 11, Country Games, Mimosas & Marys, Book Sale
Sept 22 Tomato & Pepper Fest – Taste over 40 different varieties of locally grown tomatoes, Salsa Tasting from Windsor Area restaurants and taquerias with organic chips from Casa Sanchez, Pepper Display and a Hot Sauce tasting for the brave. Mimosas & Bloody Marys with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
Oct 27 19th Annual Pumpkin Jamboree – Kidz Dig It Pumpkin Carving & Painting, Build a Scarecrow to take home, Giant Pumpkins, Halloween Pumpkin Parade – come in costumes and march through the Market behind the 4th St. Jazz Band. WHS Culinary Pumpkin Bake Sale, Huge Windsor Garden Club Fall Plant Sale, don’t miss out on one of their beautiful succulent pumpkins, Mimosas & Marys with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
Nov 17 Thanksgiving Tasting Feast – Taste recipes using ingredients from the Market then take recipes and ingredients home for your Holiday meals. Our Market Tasting Feast is a feast of tastings from 4 different Holiday Menus with meats from the Market, Turkeys from Raley’s of Windsor and sides that compliment the main course. Plus, homemade pies and cakes like Hubbard Squash pie and Pomegranate Cheesecake. Kidz Dig It Cooking Class makes assorted appetizers using Market veggies. Mimosas & Marys.
Dec 8 Market Closing Day – Share Community Stone Soup, bring a veggie to throw in the pot. Mimosas & Marys, Live Music with the WHS String Quartet.