How the Farmers Market Affects Your Rental
The Issaquah Farmers Market is held inside and outside the Pickering Barn every Saturday from May through September.
All Saturday rentals on these market Saturdays have rental access from 3:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There is no option for earlier access or set-up on a market Saturday; including no use of the dressing rooms to get ready, or access for decorating or dropping off supplies. There is also no option to come in the day before the market begin decorating, unless you also rent out the barn for a full day on Friday. We begin market set-up at 6 a.m., run the market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and clean up from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Market Dates: Saturdays, May to September
If you are renting on one of these Saturdays you do not have the option to get into the facility any earlier than 3:30 p.m. the day of your event; no exceptions.
If you are booking your event on a Saturday during the market season, your available access will be limited to nine hours, from 3:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. We recommend a wedding ceremony scheduled no earlier than 6 p.m. with guests arriving at about 5:30 p.m. This gives a solid two hours for our staff to set up, your crew to decorate and for photographs to be taken.
Because of the tight timeframe, many choose to rent on a Friday or Sunday instead of the traditional Saturday, when earlier access to the facility is available. A full ceiling decoration is nearly impossible on market Saturdays.
Upon arrival to the barn for your event on a market Saturday, all incoming vehicles will need to check in with the market staff managing traffic at the driveway's entrance. You will be escorted to the waiting lot until your 3:30 p.m. access begins.
Touring During the Market
The farmers market is a great time to visit the facility for a self-guided tour or to some planning with family, friends and vendors. No appointment is necessary during this time. All of the visits will be self-guided, however. Our rental office is not open on the weekends. Feel free to shop and enjoy the market, too!
Learn more about the Issaquah Farmers Market.