From mid-April through the end of November, Marion Square hosts a weekly farmers market each Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. A popular weekend event, the farmers market in Marion Square attracts families, couples, travelers, college students, and young professionals. With so much to do, this outdoor event is the perfect way to spend a Saturday enjoying the gorgeous Charleston weather. Read on to learn more about the farmers market offerings, and don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide, in which you’ll find even more local suggestions on things to do in the area.
What to Expect at the Farmers Market in Marion Square
Local Products and Produce
Local farmers, artisans, and cooks from across the area congregate in Marion Square each week to showcase their goods to visitors. You can fill up an entire box of fresh farm vegetables and carry it back to Hotel Bella Grace to store and cook in your room with a full kitchen. One of the most frequented vendors at the farmers market is Rio Bertolini’s, which sells handcrafted pasta in unique flavors like roasted garlic and chive, lime and cilantro, and even squid ink. They’re also known for their infused butter and fresh ravioli with stuffing options including beet and lemon, carbonara, and porcini mushroom.
If you’re looking for a place to grab a quick but delicious breakfast or lunch, the food truck section of the farmers market is the place to go on Saturdays. Choose from local favorites like Roti Rolls, which serves up Southern food with Caribbean, Asian, and Indian inspired elements. You can also opt to order from a crepe truck, the Juice Joint, and several other local favorites.
After you’ve grabbed one of the fresh-squeezed lemonades and a something tasty to munch on, find a table under the shade of the park’s trees and enjoy the stylings of local musicians. If you’re traveling with kids, bring them to the bouncy house and slide area to play around! For a thrilled exhibit of entertainment, hang out on the corner of Marion Square by Calhoun and King streets to watch a group of incredibly talented street performers. Be sure to stick around for their most anticipated act—doing a flip over seven audience members!
Stay Right Across the Street at Hotel Bella Grace!
When you book a stay with Hotel Bella Grace, you’ll be directly across the street from the farmers market in Marion Square! It’s the perfect place to stop and grab some produce to store in your room with a full fridge and other kitchen appliances. In the morning, grab a quick breakfast before you shop, then enjoy the music before bringing your new goodies back to the room. You’ll also find dozens of great, locally made products that are perfect for souvenirs or gifts.
Our Deluxe Room features a comfortable king-size mattress, beautiful decor, an optional evening turndown service, and a full kitchen. Store your good from the farmers market in the fridge, then prepare a delicious, locally sourced dinner on the stovetop or in the oven!
Browse our complete catalog of available rooms and suites to start planning your getaway today! We can’t wait to help make your trip unforgettable.