YouTube Video

Take a tour of the Green Dragon premises as seen through the lens of local videographer Mark Yang. (View on YouTube)


Virtual Tour

Check out the Virtual Tour of the Green Dragon Market! Click here to take this tour full screen: Green Dragon Market Virtual Tour.


Directory

See all that the Green Dragon offers by viewing our maps: Upper Buildings | Lower Buildings | Tower Village Shops


Your favorite part of Friday

Open every Friday, 9am to 9pm (8pm in January and February) - even on Good and Black Fridays.

Featured Vendors

400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen including Beulah's Candyland

Carnival Atmosphere

A local attraction since 1932

Information for Shoppers

As the rooster crows early morn, the Green Dragon comes alive every Friday morning in the little country town of Ephrata in Lancaster County. Thousands of local shoppers have visited this local attraction since 1932 for their weekly shopping from over 400 local growers, merchants and craftsmen.

Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Green Dragon Market has grown to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the area. Featuring over 20 acres of FREE parking, the market offers visitors the choice of shopping indoors or outdoors. With 7 large market buildings and many other smaller shops, the Green Dragon merchants offer everything from "soup to nuts".

There is a local saying, "if you can't buy it at the Green Dragon, it chust ain't fer sale!"

(The Green Dragon has an indoor NO SMOKING policy. No dogs allowed on grounds - service dogs only.)

Fresh Foods

Shop local, eat local

Our fresh food shops at the Green Dragon offer: produce, seafood, deli meats, breads, organic foods, pork, beef, poultry, cheeses, baked goods, smoked meats, honey & much more!

Auctions

Three different auctions

Available auctions: Hay & Straw (every Friday @ 10am at the rear of the property - call 717-738-1117); Household Goods (every Friday @ 2pm at the rear of building #5 - call 717-733-2636); Small Animal (every Friday @ 6:30pm at white block building - call 717-733-2444, or email after 5:30pm)

Clothing

Apparel for all shoppers

Our clothing shops offer: T-shirts, collared shirts, hats, socks, belts, boots, sunglasses, undergarments, jeans, sneakers, gloves, sweatshirts, buckles, sports jerseys, pocketbooks & perfume/cologne.

Housewares & Crafts

If it's made by hand, we have it here

Indoor and outdoor furniture (some custom made), lights and lighting fixtures, kitchenware, cookware, floor mats, quilts, afghans, blankets, ceramic items, sewing machines,, computer shop and games, books and magazines, videos and video games, art works and supplies, tools, hardware, electronics, auto supplies and parts, cutlery, floral arrangements (for indoors and outdoors), carpets and carpet cleaner, car polish, candles and decorations, southwestern art items, candles and scents....

Specialty Items

Limited editions and hard to find items

Trains and supplies, handmade ceramics, hand painted items (milk cans, saws, etc.), sports cards and collectibles, coin dealers, pet foods and supplies, health foods, beanie babies, Pa. Dutch novelties, Hex signs, racing and sports team items, paper supplies, army surplus items, toys, games, puzzles, records and tapes, leather products, cloth material and lace, antiques and collectibles, luggage and handbags, sheets and towels, flags and banners, custom made draperies, custom made signs and banners...

Snack Shops

Need a quick bite on the go?

5 complete sit-down restaurants featuring Pa. Dutch cooking and friendly atmosphere as well as over 11 snack shops, featuring: Sausage Sandwiches, Steak Sandwiches, Fish Sandwiches, Mexican Food, Fried Vegetables, Subs, French Fries, Bar-B-Q Chicken, Salad Bar...

Information for All Merchants

The information here is for merchants that wish to rent space at the Green Dragon Farmers Market and Auction.

Rental Procedures

Since reservations are preferred, call the market office (717-738-1117) prior to the Friday you wish to attend. Report to the market office (in center of market complex) between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Friday to pay rental fee and be issued your rental space. At the time you check in you will have to present a current photo ID, also you will not be given a space until your photo ID is presented. All rental fees will be paid in advance of space assignment and will be acceptable in Cash Only! ATM is available in the office for your convenience and assistance.

Set-Up/Close Up Time

Outdoor merchants shall be set up by 9 a.m. and have all vehicles removed from the aisles by this time. If you are a merchant in the main part of the market or tower village, closing time is 9PM, you may not bring your vehicle in the aisle before 8:30PM. If weather is inclement or you have to leave early for some reason you will have to carry your item out to your vehicle.

Change

Change will be available at the office from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Merchandise Restrictions

Merchants shall sell only merchandise approved by the Management. Questionable items will be removed by the Management if it is judged a poor reflection on the market. Merchants are responsible to see that all items on display (including pictures, t-shirts, books, posters, art work, etc.) are acceptable to "children of all ages".

Merchants shall not misrepresent or make false claims about any merchandise for sale, for any reason.




Non-Acceptable Merchandise will include:

  • Counterfeit or illegal goods
  • Knives / Swords
  • Guns
  • Illegal fireworks
  • Paint balls or ammunition
  • Obscene items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Drugs or drug related items
  • Games of chance or gambling
  • Any dangerous items

No new merchants will be accepted with the following items:

  • Perfume/cologne
  • Handbags
  • Sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Designer clothes

Space Maintenance

Merchants shall keep their space in a clean, safe and orderly manner. It is expected that every merchant will clean and sweep out his space each Friday night after closing, as well as pick up any debris from the aisles in front of his space throughout the day. Help Keep Our Market Clean And Safe!

Refunds-Returns-Exchanges

Each merchant may establish his own policy in regards to refunds, returns or exchanges. However, Your Policy Must Be Posted At A Conspicuous Place Within Your Space And Large Enough For Everyone To See! If your policy is not posted, Management will assume that you will give full refunds for all merchandise purchased and will support any shopper that makes such a request.

License-Permits-Fees

Merchants are responsible for all required licenses, permits and fees needed to conduct their business properly and legally. This includes the collection of Pennsylvania Sales Taxes, if applicable!

Conduct

Merchants (and their employees) shall, at all times, conduct themselves in an acceptable manner. NO profanity, shouting or lewd remarks will be tolerated. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Disputes between merchants and consumers will be resolved in a calm and quiet manner, not by yelling insults or threats toward each other.

Handicap Accessibility

All buildings and some restrooms are handicap accessible as well as the entire market grounds. Handicapped parking spaces are also provided throughout the market parking area.

Need Directions?

Click on the map below to plan your trip!

Contact Us

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  • 955 North State Street, Ephrata PA 17522
  • (717) 738-1117
  • Open Fridays: 9am to 9pm
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