The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market is conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building — otherwise known as “the Square” — in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The Market encircles the Square.
Grab your family, friends, and your reusable shopping bags and enjoy a Madison tradition!
Getting to the Saturday on the Square
When you are a block or two from the Square you’ll be close by a number of municipal parking ramps. In addition there are private ramps in the vicinity as well. Ample street parking, most of which is metered, make it easy to park just a short distance from the market.
From the North
Exit Interstate 90/94 on to Highway 151, which becomes East Washington Ave. in Madison.
From the South
Coming from the South, exit Hwy 12/18 on to Park St. going north to W. Washington Ave. which leads to downtown.
From the East
Follow Highway 151, which becomes East Washington Ave. to the square.
From the West
Follow University Ave. headed east. It will turn into Campus Drive and then West Johnson Street. Stay on West Johnson Street until you cross State Street. Take the first right, which is Carroll Street and park in the State Street Capitol Garage.
Many dedicated paths and bike-friendly routes into downtown Madison make it easy to get to the Farmers’ Market. Bring your backpack, saddle bags, or bike trailer to carry the many fresh and wonderful products available at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square. Ample bike parking is available around the Capitol Square–and it’s free.
Madison’s bike share program Madison BCycle offers another easy way to get to the market and skip the traffic, with over 40 stations in the downtown and surrounding areas. Learn more at https://madison.bcycle.com/.
A map of nearby parking ramps is shown below (click to enlarge). You can also access additional parking information as well as the City of Madison’s ‘Current Downtown Parking Availability’ page at www.cityofmadison.com/parkingutility.
The maximum price for ramp parking during the Market (weekend rate) is usually $8. Occasionally the Market may coincide with a Special Event, in which case the pay-on-entry fee is $8.
The City of Madison has parking spots for Persons with Disabilities in all City lots and on the ground-level of City garages. Information on accessible parking can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/p...
Wheelchair-accessible entrances to the Wisconsin Capitol and located between the wings of the Capitol. There is elevator-access throughout the Capitol, with restrooms on many levels, including accessible stalls.
Pets are not permitted at the Saturday Market, per Wisconsin Administrative Code 2.14(2). This is for public health and food safety reasons. Service animals are allowed.