Frequently Asked Questions

What is the East Campus Discovery Days and Farmers Market?

The East Campus Discovery Days and Farmers Market at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a fun, family-friendly event for all ages. It’s more than a farmer’s market. It’s more than a science day. Come for the hands-on, science focused fun. Stay to enjoy live music and food trucks. Shop at our farmers market and vendor fair. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the newly renovated UNL Dairy Store. Take in the beauty of the Backyard Farmer garden. Activities are free, food and crafts are available for purchase.

What vendors are participating?

We are still accepting vendors for the summer of 2021. For the current list of vendors, or to become a vendor, click here.

Will there be entertainment?

We are still securing entertainment for the summer of 2021. For the current list of acts, click here. If you are interested in performing, please contact Diane Lewis at dlewis22@unl.edu.

Is this event appropriate for children?

Absolutely! The East Campus Discovery Days and Farmer Market has something for children of all ages.

What are some kid-friendly activities?

For a list of all of our family focused activities, click here.

What are options for food and beverages?

Currently, there are several options for food, including coffee shops, bakeries and food trucks who will join us for the day. Click here for some of the food vendors who are attending.

Will there be places to sit and eat?

We will have picnic tables throughout the East Campus Mall for seating.

Is there a coffee shop nearby? I cannot wander a farmers’ market without coffee.

We have a couple of coffee shops on or near campus. Check their websites for hours and availability.

  • Starbucks (located in the East Union)
  • Cultiva (located across the street on 35th and Holdrege Streets)
Will the UNL Dairy Store be open?

Yes! Don’t forget to stop by the Dairy Store for your favorite flavor of ice cream, or to purchase some cheese.

I’ve never been to the antique tractor museum. Will that museum be open?

The Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum will be opening from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the days of the market. For more information, click here.

Is there nearby free parking?

Parking is both free and plentiful. Check out this map for nearby, on-campus parking.

Are indoor restroom facilities available?

Several campus buildings will be open, and restrooms will be accessible. Check out this map for restrooms.

Is your market pet friendly?

Absolutely, providing the following campus pet policies are followed:

  • Animals must be attended, under the control of the owner, and restrained at all times.
  • A dog or other animal trailing a leash that is not restrained by an individual, or an animal tied to a fixed object is not considered to be under the control of an individual.
  • Any animal found tied to a fixed object or running at large on university grounds will be impounded.
  • The owner or person in control of a dog or other animal shall promptly remove any fecal matter or solid waste deposited by the animal and provide for the proper disposal of this material.

For a full list of policies, click here.

Is StarTran bus transportation available from downtown to East Campus?

StarTran operates eight buses on two Routes, 24 and 25, connecting City and East Campus.

Visit this website for more details about buses.

Is this a bicycle friendly event?

Bike riding is both welcomed and encouraged. Bike racks are available throughout campus near most academic buildings.

What if it rains?

This event will take place rain or shine, though some booths may be relocated in the East Union Great Plains Room. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

What are your COVID policies?

Our mission is the keep our entire campus community safe and healthy. Click here for a full list of our COVID policies.

This sounds like a great event, how can I become a vendor?

Click on the Vendor & Campus Partners page for details on how you can become a vendor.