Saturday Market


For great fun and a quintessential introduction to Eugene's peculiar vitality, don't miss the Saturday Market, held each Saturday from April through November. Local artisans sell handcrafted works, and there's live music throughout the day on the stage in the food court. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas it's renamed the Holiday Market and moves indoors to the Lane Events Center.

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