The Chaffee Crossing Farmers & Artisans Market is a festival-style market on second Saturdays, May through October in the Chaffee Crossing Historic District. Our focus is on supporting local entrepreneurs selling homegrown, homemade, and handmade products as well as original art, designs, and creations. Food trucks and adult beverages can be enjoyed as shoppers visit a variety of vendor booths. Monthly theme-oriented activities for kids and adults, live music, demonstrations, making new friends, bumping into old friends, and other surprises keep everyone coming back for more!.
May 14
Market Kickoff

Bring a shopping bag to load up on beautiful handmade jewelry, wood products, plants, pottery, homemade baked goods, jellies and jams, beef jerky, furniture, and much more. Better bring the truck. You’ll need it to haul it all back home.

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June 11
My City is a fort

Kids ages 5-12 will be building cardboard forts to win prizes and have TONS OF SUMMER FUN! This unique contest is a Fort Smith original and it only takes place at Chaffee Crossing!

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July 9
American Pie

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet! And beer. Yes, beer. Market guests are encouraged to wear their favorite baseball or sports team jersey to get in the spirit of our American Pie market theme.

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Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer will come alive with the first ever CCFAM “Dog-stume Contest”. Four-legged friends will be showing off their prowess with fun costumes and accessories.

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September 10
Rockin' Good Time

Get ready for some great music, great food, and a fantastic shopping experience. As we roll into Indian Summer days, you’ll want to pick up the last round of vegetables, enjoy some relaxing yoga, and maybe event start your Christmas shopping.  

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October 8

There isn’t another Oktoberfest around that will compare to the one at the CCFAM. Kids and adults will have a ball participating in our Halloween parade that includes amazing characters and other treats.

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The farmers markets were another step to giving people an opportunity to take more power over their own lives-and also to provide another outlet for organic produce. That is important because the production and distribution of food is increasingly being monopolized and controlled by large corporate structures, large financial structures.
- Jerry Brown