Vegetables, Chain Maille jewelry, bagels, homemade soap, more available at the downtown Clarksville market

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Downtown Market takes place every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from now until October 1st. Since the Clarksville Downtown Market’s inception in 2009, its goal has been to provide a gathering place for the community to access local food choices.

Its objectives are to offer farmers, craftsmen and artists of the region the possibility of exhibiting and selling their products to the public in a central location.

At first, the market opened with around 16 sellers. Last Saturday, the downtown Clarksville market hosted 84 vendors. This is how much the market has grown over the years.




The market now offers potted plants, herbs, vegetables, jewelry, sauces, baked goods, soaps, handicrafts, and more. There is always live music and of course the mascot “Corny the Cob”.

Clarksville’s Downtown Market was voted the #1 Market in America for 2020. It has been voted #1 Market in Tennessee for 10 consecutive years.

Below are some of the vendors you can expect to see at the Clarksville Downtown Market.

Creative Thoughts by Hilda

Hilda Walker of Creative Musings by Hilda.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Hilda Walker of Creative Musings by Hilda. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

Creative Musings by Hilda offers jewelry and several other types of handcrafted items. They are at the market every two weeks.

“I mainly work in chain links. I use aluminum, copper and stainless steel rings. I also work with polymer clay. So you will also see some of these pieces in the stand,” said Hilda Walker.


“But I also have some accessories that I will have later in the year. Every week, I’m here every other week, swapping parts so it’s not boring,” Walker said. “I will have jewelry. But I also make covered rooms, covered courtyards, trinket boxes.

“I love doing so many different things. I start working on one thing, then something else catches my eye and I want to do something else,” Walker commented.

firefly farm

Courtney Peacher and William Peacher with Firefly Farm.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Courtney Peacher and William Peacher with Firefly Farm. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

Firefly Farm in Indian Mound, TN is a fifty-acre patchwork of annual and perennial gardens and orchards, pastures, forests and wildlife habitats. Courtney and William Peacher live and work on the farm with their five children who grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.




“All vegetables are grown on our farm in Indian Mound Tennessee. We grow them ourselves,” Courtney Peacher said. “Right now we have cauliflower, broccoli, beets, onions, carrots, turnips, snow peas, lettuce and green beans.

“Next to come will be our tomatoes and cucumbers with lots of green beans. Watermelon will be a little later in the year along with blueberries and blackberries. Peach said.

So steal the bagels

Drew Hoffamn and Melanie Hoffman of So Fly Bagels.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Drew Hoffamn and Melanie Hoffman of So Fly Bagels. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

So Fly Bagels makes hand-rolled bagels daily. All bagels are made with unbleached bread flour, water, salt, yeast, and sugar (some may have brown or honey instead). No preservatives are used in their bagels. They are better fresh. So Fly Bagels is in the market every two weeks.

“I bake the bagels in my home kitchen to bring you fresh, chewy bagels. It takes 3 hours per batch of bagels. For the downtown Clarksville market, I baked 600 bagels and it took about 13 hours,” Melanie Hoffman said.


“This week we had onion, everything from cheddar, chocolate, plain French toast, cinnamon-raisin and orange-cranberry bagels”Hoffman said.

Pure Joy Soap Company

Janis Emery of Pure Joy Soap Company.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Janis Emery of Pure Joy Soap Company. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

Pure Joy Soap Company creates beautifully magical soaps, using certified organic, plant-based ingredients. Lovingly created wonderfully uplifting packets of organic goodness.




“I make all these soaps myself. It’s a hobby that has gotten completely out of control, ”laughs Janis Emery. “Everything I have is scented with essential oils. I don’t use any artificial fragrances. I have everything from patchouli to lavender to bay rum.

“I love the downtown Clarksville market. I’ve been a seller since the beginning, since 2009,” Emery said. “We get a ton of support from the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. They are fabulous.

Clarksville Downtown Market Special Events Calendar

  • June 11 – Corny Cob Day
  • June 18 – Wellness Takeover

  • June 25 – Summer picnic in the public square

  • July 16 – Flower Festival

  • July 23 – Tomato madness

  • July 30 – Christmas in July

  • August 13 – Meat Mania

  • August 27 – Clarksville Cares

  • September 17 – Hispanic Heritage

  • September 24 – Fall picnic in the public square

  • October 1 – Treasure Hunt


The Downtown Clarksville Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from now until October 1 in the Public Square.

For more information, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 931.645.7476 or parksrec@cityofclarksville.com

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