Buzzing about The Market in the Alley

As summer approaches in this southern city, we think of fun and food whether it’s spending time by the pool, listening to live music or enjoying a juicy watermelon or peach. We know the perfect venue where you can enjoy all of this and more! The Market in the Alley, nestled in the heart of downtown Aiken, will soon burst with activity and flavor on Thursday nights in June. What is the buzz all about?

Farm Fresh Produce{image_15}

The vendors at the Aiken Farmers Market make and grow the highest quality products all around, and you will find the freshest, most natural, and heathiest alternatives to store bought fare.

Grass-fed Meats and Local Honey

 Bring a tote and “bee” ready to stock up on that local honey you have been searching for. Sizzle some summer sausage for breakfast and try bison meat for your next cook-out.

Birdhouses, Carved Wood and Pottery

One-of-a-kind artisan goods are perfect for the home or as a gift. Homemade goods makes for a memorable gift one will treasure!

Live Music

Grab a drink and pull up a rocker while you enjoy the live music. Amp the Alley concert series at 6:00 pm.. 

Dog Friendly

This picture says it all! (And, there are treats available at the Market for furry friends as well).

Ice Cream and Beverage Stop

Chill off with a scoop or two of ice cream from one of the three ice cream shoppes downtown, or quench your thirst with a tall glass of lemonade at a beverage stand.


Own beautiful handmade jewelry that no one else has. It was made especially for you!

Plants and Herbs

There’s nothing like southern blooms!  Whether you find magnolias, sunflowers, or zinnias, it’s yours to take home. Shop for some herbs and talk to an expert about growing a garden in your own backyard.

Soaps, Lotions and Room Sprays

With names like Peach Passion, Salted Caramel, Apple Berry, Spa Breeze (the list is long), you know the soaps and sprays smell wonderful.

Meeting the Vendors

Vendors will greet you with southern charm sweet as the peaches and strawberries they sell. They will gladly discuss their products on the table. Don’t hesitate to ask questions!  They will love it.

Downtown Dining

Enjoy the unique touch of Southern flair and other culinary experiences in downtown restaurants. With foods like Chicken and Dumplings, Charred Spanish Octopus, Charcuterie Platter, Grilled Lamb Chops, Filet Mignon, Spicy Vindoori chicken, Maryland Crab Cakes…the choices are endless.

The Sweets

The strawberry-rhubarb pies, strawberry cake and 7-layer chocolate cake at the market are calling all taste buds, and beware – there are many pies to choose from!

{image_14}The Market in the Alley is sure to leave you wanting more, and Aiken’s best-kept secret is out! The Aiken County Farmers Market is open at its historic location on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Market is located at 115 Williamsburg Street (between Richland and Park Avenues). Nearby is the famous canopy of oaks on South Boundary, the iconic Aiken Visitors Center and Tran Museum and more! Whether you join us on Thursday nights from 6 – 8 p.m. or on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from sunrise to noon, the Aiken County Farmers Market will be waiting for you with homegrown goods served with a side of southern hospitality.