Producing SimplyGrand things

Searching for the freshest seasonal produce around? Simply head to our grand Downtown! From 9 AM to 1 PM, every Saturday through September, the outdoor space between Lyons Auto and Grand Forks City Hall will be filled with a variety of vendors, live entertainment and food truck fare.

Traditionally held in our Town Square, on the corner of DeMers Avenue and 3rd Street, it has been temporarily relocated to its new home at 210 North 4th Street.

Dozens of booths will be set up selling everything from homegrown cucumbers, corn and cabbage to homemade salsa, sweet buns and strawberry rhubarb pie.  Shoppers will even be able to nab unique crafts, clothing and jewelry. 

Organizers have taken extra precautions to protect Farmers Market patrons. Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available throughout the market, plus all vendors and staff will be wearing face masks. They also encourage visitors to wear masks and social distance in order to help keep everyone safe.

While in the area, make sure to explore our awesome Downtown District – comprised of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota – and discover all it has to offer.  Below are some suggestions for a day of fun.  


Don some comfy shoes, then explore the scenic Greenway Trail System.  In addition to enjoying beautiful foliage, flowers and wildlife, you’ll also encounter historic architecture and monuments, pretty pocket parks and cool public art.   


Walk across Sorlie Bridge into East Grand Forks and experience that friendly hometown vibe at its finest. While there, you will discover a boardwalk, situated near the Red River, lined with popular homegrown eateries such as The Blue Moose, Little Bangkok, Mike’s Pizza and River Deck at Boardwalk

Across the street is Riverwalk Centre, which is filled with a mixture of businesses and a 15-screen theaterCabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter is also right there.  In addition to quality outdoor gear and wear, Cabela’s features a collection of wild game mounts and 10,000-gallon aquarium containing indigenous fish.


An assortment of local merchants offer up unique art, home décor, clothing, fine jewelry, fresh pastries and more.  Make sure to pay a visit to Widman’s Candy Shop for some of their legendarily delicious Chippers (chocolate covered potato chips) and other hand-dipped specialties.  Then stop by Badman Design Studio and peruse the inimitable art and jewelry created by talented metalsmith David Badman.

For more information on these and all our SimplyGrand to-dos, must-sees, stays and plays, please go  We also invite you to follow Visit Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

*Please note, businesses in the Greater Grand Forks communities have adopted protocols to protect customers from COVID-19 according to state guidelines. More information may be found at ND Smart Restart.