About

The Ocala Downtown Market (ODM) is the place where a diverse array of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and food trucks come together to sell their products to customers from Ocala, Marion County, and beyond. A true destination location, ODM is set just blocks off of the Ocala Downtown Square, in a beautiful open-air Market Pavilion. Besides permanent roof cover, the facility also includes large overhead fans, restrooms, a nearby ATM, and water fountains.

Vendors have a variety of booth choices to choose from, including both indoor and outdoor, booths with water and/or electric, and more!

The Market is held on Saturdays from 9am until 2pm. It is the vision of the City of Ocala (which owns the facility) and Ocala Downtown Market, Inc. to see the Market add additional days in the future. This expansion in the number of days and hours the Market is open is expected to occur gradually, over the span of a few years.

The Market Pavilion is also available for rental. More information about rental reservations can be found on our rental page here.

Prospective vendors should visit our Vendor page here.

Meet the Director of the Ocala Downtown Market, Lorna Forest!

Lorna was born in New Hampshire. She started out in Emergency Medicine, EMT (6 years) and was then a Police Officer/Corporal with a special interest in Accident Reconstruction (13 years). In 2003, she and her husband started working on our art part-time doing local art shows, and in 2005 they moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to escape the cold and snow of New Hampshire. From that point, their business became full-time involving traveling to art shows in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire for the summer in their RV. They moved to the Ocala area in 2009. They had discovered Ocala as they were driving through to attend one of their first shows in Florida. They fell in love with the area and knew that this was the place for them. In her off time, Lorna enjoys bicycling, kayaking, and mountain climbing.

Any questions about the Market, or media inquiries contact:

Lorna Forest
Director of Ocala Downtown Market
[email protected]
352-629-8051