The Wisconsin Capitol Police has officially revoked our permit for the 2020 outdoor season. Please read our Message to our Community for a full update.

Although our Saturday Market on the Square is cancelled, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is not closed. Check out our COVID-19 Information Hub for how to participate in our Local Food Pick Ups and how to buy directly from DCFM farmers, bakers, and cheesemakers!

Saturday on the Square is cancelled for the 2020 outdoor season

Getting to the Saturday on the Square is cancelled for the 2020 outdoor season

Driving Directions

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

Take the Bus to the Market

Madison Metro Transit provides bus service to and from the Capitol Square. The following routes provide weekend bus service to the Square: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

You can find more information by visiting You can enter the 'Dane County Farmers' Market' as your destination on the Google Transit Planner.

Downtown city parking


Most of the parking for Market is street parking or City-owned garages and lots. You can find more information, by visiting

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

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.

Pet Policy

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.