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 13
Hispanic Fiesta

Our first ever Hispanic Fiesta will celebrate the heritage of all Spanish speaking people with native Hispanic foods, drinks, and treats, along with an assortment of games and live Spanish music performed by local artists in addition to our wide variety of farmers and artisans.

Inseparables de San Luis band pic
June 10
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!

July 22
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.

Back to school bash!

The Back To School Bash will be a great send of for all the kids in our community! Activities include dunk tank (maintained by the FS Fraternal Order of Police) , bounce arounds,  live music, and over 170 vendors!

September 9
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.  

October 14
Non-profit Carnival

Join us for the final market of the season. We’ll conclude this amazing year with a non-profit carnival, activities, games and of course vendors featuring fresh produce, arts and crafts and more!

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