2021 Guide to Dog-Friendly Denver Farmers Markets

Today we’re yappin’ about the seasonal shopping experience known as the farmers market, and the only thing that makes this harvest hunt better is having a furry pal by your side while you sniff out the scene, paw-ruse produce at its peak, and pick up other tempting edibles and handmade goods.

Before Pup Visits Denver Farmers Markets

Woof to the wise: non-retractable leashes are a must, as is a stash of poo bags. Be safe! Bring a mask and a supply of water, take time to seek out shade on steamy days, and for the love of dog, do not hit the pavement if the temp is intolerable for pupper paws.

Denver Farmers Markets Details

Without further a-doo, here are dog-friendly farmers markets in Denver where you can support the local lot with your pup in tow:

CHERRY CREEK FARMERS MARKET

Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 1-Oct. 30; Wednesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-Sept. 29

Flowers, produce, and curated gourmet products? Pup yeah! Plus, this market has free parking and supports local nonprofits. Pawlease wear a face mask if you can’t practice social distancing. Sampling and eating are allowed at the market, but there are no restrooms.

HIGHLAND FARMERS MARKET

Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1-Sept. 30

Head over to Highland Farmers Market fur your classic farmers market goodies. Woof to the wise: a few dog-focused vendors sell fresh-made treats for doggos, too. If social distancing can’t be maintained, pretty pup please wear a mask. No eating allowed at the market for now, but check their Facebook for pupdates. 

OLD SOUTH PEARL STREET FARMERS MARKET

Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 9-Nov. 15

If you’re sniffing for food, re-tail, and services, this is the market for you. With extra safety precautions, Old South Pearl Street has brought back shopper faves like knife sharpening, florists, and more. Please keep 6 feet of social distance when pawssible. Peeps can now eat in the Market perimeter (Woofhoo!), but no live music yet. 

STAPLETON FARMERS MARKET

Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 6-Oct. 10

Seasonal greens, specialty meats, and more. Plus, this market helps give back with donations to Colorado nonprofits. NOTE: Masks are required at this market, so if you don’t have one, please sit and stay (at home).

UNION STATION FARMERS MARKET

Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 8-Oct. 23

With (p)oodles of fresh produce, gourmet food, and homegrown products, you won’t want to miss out. Curbside and delivery options still available. Live music and demos are currently postponed; keep an eye on the website for updates.

UNIVERSITY HILLS PLAZA MARKET

Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 15-Oct. 30

Your pup’ll love exploring these local vendors for snaccos, soaps, lotions, pottery, and more. Plus, this market is just a short walk from local parks. Pick up noms and take your pooch on a picnic! Please keep social distancing when pawssible. 

Know any other dog-friendly farmers markets in Colorado we should be yapping about? Keep us in the loop—tag your farmers market pics with #SidewalkDog on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

Featured photo: Boulder County Farmers Markets

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