Visitor Rules

  1. No Pets
     Due to our growing attendance levels, we ask that you leave your pets at home for safety and sanitary reasons. Registered service animals will be allowed but are encouraged to wear their service vests. 

  2. No Solicitation
    No soliciting, hand-billing, circulating of petitions, protesting, or demonstrating by political, religious, commercial or other groups or individuals is permitted on the Market grounds on Fridays during the market season.

  3. No Smoking
    There is no smoking allowed within the Market area.

  4. No Biking or Skateboarding in the Market
    For safety reasons, biking and skateboarding are not permitted in the Market. They may be parked on the perimeter or walked through the Market. There is a bike rack on the North side of the Waterside Building at 124 N. Water Street as well at at the south end of the Pavilion parking lot near State Street.

  5. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service
    Appropriate attire is required for admittance to the Market. Please wear shirts, pants/shorts/skirts, and shoes.

  6. No Fire Arms or Other Weapons
    For the safety of our patrons, absolutely no firearms or other weapons are allowed on the Market grounds on Fridays during market season. 


Market Tips

New to the market? Here are 10 helpful shopping tips to get you started!

  1. Take your time and have fun browsing. Make going to the market your regular Friday afternoon fun!
  2. Stroll all the stands to see what's available before making your decision.
  3. Go green and carry one large bag rather than carry a bunch of smaller plastic bags.
  4. If you have a question about something for sale, just ask.
  5. Ask how to prepare and cook the item. Get valuable information on even the most common fruits and vegetables.
  6. Don't be afraid to try something new! You may discover a new favorite food to make your summer recipes even richer and sweeter.
  7. Engage your kids and give them a few dollars to buy whatever produce they want to eat. It's a good way to encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  8. Introduce a friend to Rockford City Market. The more the merrier! Rockford City Market is the place to see and be seen.
  9. Familiarize yourself with the Market and its vendors by visiting regularly.
  10. Bring small bills and change. Make life easier for yourself and vendors by paying in small bills and change.


Market FAQs

Click here to download a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Rockford City Market.