KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A big weekend event returned to Market Square on Saturday.
The Nourish Knoxville Market Square Farmers’ Market was back in its original location on July 10.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the market was moved to the larger space at Mary Costa Plaza to help with social distancing. The Wednesday market has already moved back to Market Square.
"The City of Knoxville is following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community by recommending people who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine to wear masks at large gatherings. Nourish Knoxville will determine guidelines for market customers and vendors,' said the city in a press release.
In addition to vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and other food items, there were also be local craft vendors offering their creations.
If you've been to Market Square lately, you may be wondering where the vendors will set up. The City fenced off several outdoor dining areas in the middle of the Square for expanded restaurant seating during the pandemic. Those areas will be removed by July 1.
The Market Square play fountains will also be working by then.
To accommodate the market, Saturday road and on-street parking closures will resume. Temporary no-parking zones in the area go into effect at 5 a.m. on Union Avenue between Walnut and Gay streets and Market Street between Clinch and Union avenues will be closed to non-vendor traffic from 6:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.