The parade is scheduled for April 24, 2021. We are very excited to have some great tractors and to again be working with the Little League as the lead for their parade as well! You can access the parade application using the button below.
UPDATE: after conversations with Little League, we decided to cancel the Tractor Parade on May 16!
The Tractor Parade for the 2020 market season was originally going to kick off on April 25, 2020. There’s been a bit of a change due to the restriction on mass gatherings, so it has been rescheduled for May 16, 2020. The parade begins at 10 AM at Mahn’s Funeral Home and will proceed south on Main Street to St. Louis Street. We’ll end at the high school track.
Great fun is sure to be had after such our 8-week period of restrictions, and we are very excited about our 2020 season. Please complete the application and haul your tractor to town or just line up along Main Street and cheer us on! Here’s to a great market season!
There is a lot going on in the small town of DeSoto on Saturday, April 20th. Here’s your preview:
- The farmers’ market opens! It will just be a soft opening, and because it is so early in the year, scant vegetables will be available. However, we hope to have some cold crops, like lettuce, winter onions, spinach, etc. We’ll also have bedding plants, some baked goods, and a few artisans to round out the date. The market will open that day at the normal time: 8 AM. You might check out information about our new Loyalty Club too.
- Our Annual Tractor Parade will begin at 10 AM. If you haven’t submitted your form to bring your tractor, please get that to Pat. We are so very fortunate to have her coordinate our parade, and there will be some volunteers walking the route handing out seed packets too. The Little League will follow us, so be ready for kids.
- Cornhole Tournament? Well, we’re glad you asked! That begins at 2 PM with set up starting as soon as the market closes at noon. Main & Mill Brewing Company will be hanging out selling beverages, and we’ll have a food vendor with hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and other treats. In fact, we are very excited about this event. Don’t wait though. Registration forms need to be submitted by April 12th so that the bracket can be set up.
The soft opening for the 2019 market season will kick off on Saturday, April 20, 2019 with our annual Tractor Parade. The parade begins at 10 AM at Mahn’s Funeral Home and will proceed south on Main Street to St. Louis Street. We’ll end at the high school track. Great fun is sure to be had, and we are very excited about our 2019 season. Please complete the application and haul your tractor to town or just line up along Main Street and cheer us on! Here’s to a great market season!
The 2018 DeSoto Farmers’ Market Tractor Parade is planned for April 28, 2018. We’ll be parading along Main Street at about 10 AM. If you’re interested in having your tractor, classic car, or goats in the parade, you can certainly sign up using the form below.