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“Farmers Market”
Review of Capitol Square

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$58.03*
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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
Ranked #8 of 107 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The largest farmers market I have ever been to and such a great deal. You can find anything here and in fact you can shop and find enough for a whole meal on the spot. Just pick a spot in the shade and sit down and eat what you purchased. A great market.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The capital square is always worth a visit. I love to tour the inside of the capital building, which is every bit as beautiful as the one in our nation's capital. The grounds are beautiful any time, but especially fun during farmer's market on Saturday morning, the Art Fair on the Square and Taste of Madison. On a regular day, the grounds are great for people watching. You never know what you will see- cows on parade, acoustic singers, children's dance troupes, canoeists- you name it!

Thank Michele V
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Farmers Market is interesting and a regular stroll for many locals, a number of recurring special events include Concerts on the Square, a variety of races from bicycles to cross country skis, and paddle and portage where the racers carry their crafts across the isthmus. Even if you are there when no special events are scheduled, the State Capitol is worthy of a visit, and a number of inviting bars and restaurants surround the square and the immediate vicinity. Take some time to visit Monona Terrace, or at least the roof top garden overlooking one of the cities lakes, Lake Monona. You may see the local water ski team practicing or just people wathc on the bike and jogging path or on the water.

Thank Italyvacationer2010
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The beautiful Capitol sits in a pleasant square in Wisconsin's capital city. If you can visit on a Saturday in the spring, summer or early fall for a wonderful walk through the Farmer's Market. You won't find and California ,fruit or vegetables, or seafood. Ever product must be grown or made in Wisconsin. You will find everything seasonal in the line of fruits and vegetables that will grow in Wisconsin. I addition there are locally produced bakery goods, meats, fish and the best selection of artisan Cheese from Wisconsin. Vendors do sell coffee, slushies and other foods. The best way to start your weekend in Madison is a stroll through the Dane County Farmers Market. Take your strollers for young children or do as some locals do and use them as shopping carts. You may finish your visit to the Market with a walk through our beautiful State Capitol building.

Thank mzungu333
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Between late April and the end of October, the Saturday Farmers' Market is the best around. Go early, before 7:30 AM, if you want to do serious shopping, or come later for the "social market" when the crowds are thicker and people stop to talk with friends and vendors, eating their way around the square with coffee and cookies, cheese, and kettle corn. If you come early, you can make your way thru the market in under an hour (and parking meters are free until 8); later takes longer, and sometimes parking can be a problem, so be sure to allow at least an hour to get around the square; you'll probably want more time if this is your first visit and the weather is pleasant.

Thank tabersboss
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