For those who have never been to the Rochester Public Market, they are not only missing out on some of the freshest produce and other high quality local products, they are missing the chance to help out the local economy, as well. The Rochester Market, which some also refer to as the Rochester Farmers market, is also a place where market goings can enjoy a variety of events any time of year.
During the summertime, the Rochester Public Market sponsor what they call Band on the Bricks. Band on the Bricks is a concert series that features a variety of musical acts that range from well known local favorites to national rock and blues acts. Band on the Bricks takes place on Friday evening beginning in July, and also has plenty of food and beverage vendors on hand to serve dinner to market goers who are celebrating the weekend.
Although the Band on the Bricks concert series is a favorite for many Rochester area citizens, there are special events and attractions at other times of the year. One of the most popular events is the Santa sleigh ride and cooking decorating that the Rochester public market offers during the Christmas season. This is a very family friendly event in which parents can let their children decorate Christmas cookies while they await the arrival of Santa and his sleigh.
While all of these extra events are fun additions to the Rochester Public Market, the highlight of the Market is obviously the hard working vendors. Sure, Rochester area citizens could go anywhere to buy their produce, wine, and other stuff. But one of the coolest things about the Rochester Public Market might be the surprises that you will find there. In fact, there are few better places to spend a couple hours shopping than at the Public Market, because you can get the freshest products, and find unique gifts, while also supporting your local economy.