North Market, Columbus

North Market, Columbus (must see)

Foodies, shoppers and history lovers can all unite at the North Market in downtown Columbus. North Market is a public market where merchants have been selling food and other goods since 1876.

The area where North Market stands is part of the North Market Historic District. However, the building itself is not an original. The first building was lost to a fire in 1948. Local residents purchased a corrugated metal hut to take its place, but years of financial struggle would follow. It wasn't until 1995 that the existing building was constructed and put into use.

Vendors at North Market change on a regular basis. About two-thirds of the vendors are grocers and food service establishments. Another one-third offer specialty items, like gifts, clothing and artisan crafts.

Those who visit North Market may also see a few pop ups that are populated by makers and growers. As North Market is a not-for-profit market, local artists and urban farmers can sell their wares on a short-term basis with little investment. This allows visitors to see a wider range of goods when they spend time at North Market.

The farmer's market is open at North Market on Saturdays from June through October. Each winter, visitors can look forward to the North Market Holiday Shop. This is a great location to purchase holiday decor and baked goods. Tourists can also listen to live music, let their kids take part in a crafts area and even cross paths with Santa!

Why You Should Visit:
- To shop until you drop!
- To be part of a historic marketplace

The full season runs from June 5 through October 30 from 8 AM to noon. The farmer's market is only open on Saturdays.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Columbus. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

North Market on Map

Sight Name: North Market
Sight Location: Columbus, USA (See walking tours in Columbus)
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Columbus, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Columbus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
German Village Walk

German Village Walk

One of the oldest and most treasured historic areas in Columbus, Ohio, is the laid-back German Village. Many of its charming brick houses along Beck, Mohawk, and Deshler streets were built by German settlers in the early-to-mid-19th century. Boutiques and art galleries, pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops look exactly as they did 150 years ago thanks to the meticulous preservation effort.

Among...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

The state capital of Ohio is the beautiful and historic city of Columbus. Located in the middle of the Buckeye State, Columbus is known as both the governmental and cultural center of Ohio.

Columbus was first inhabited by the indigenous Adema, Hopewell and Fort Ancient people. Nearby mounds and a large number of artifacts kept at the Ohio Statehouse show evidence of these early cultures.

...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio USA

Columbus, Ohio is home to the NHL Hockey team The Columbus Bluejackets and the famous Ohio State Buckeyes. Columbus isn't just the Buckeyes, snow, and farmland, though! There are year-round and seasonal attractions for families that are worth visiting. Mix some fun and educational activities...