Main parking lot entrances are located at the intersections of Jack Warner Parkway at 21st Avenue and at Queen City Avenue. We highly reccommend entering at 21st Avenue as it less congested and offers a turning lane with a turn signal. Queen City Avenue entrance should be mainly utilized by patrons wishing to take advantage of our Handicap Parking near the main entrance to the River Market. Only patrons with proper handicap parking decals will be allowed to park in the lot closest to the building. If the market is very busy there are four nearby Public Parking lots. Two are located across Jack Warner Parkway at the Tuscaloosa Public Library and at the Mildred Warner Westervelt Transportation Museum. The others are located to the east of the River Market in the Visitor Center lot and the lot just east past the River Walk pedestrian bridge.
The Tuscaloosa River Market hosts two weekly farmers markets. The Saturday Market is open ALL YEAR LONG! Every Saturday unless otherwise posted, the market opens from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. weekly. We also have seasonal Tuesday Markets from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting in April to September.
Shopping carts are provided by the market. They are located near the main entrance the the River Market building. We appreciate your help in returning the carts to the building after you're done shopping. A great way to make a new friend is to offer your empty cart to a new shopper on their way into the market once you've finished shopping.
The River Market offers curb-side loading near the Army Corps gate just west of stall 47. You can push your shopping carts to the end of the walk way and leave them there. City personnel will watch your goods while you go get your vehicle and drive up to the loading zone.
Each vendor sets their own rates as well as payment types that they will accept. All vendors will accept cash. For your convenience there is an ATM located near the restrooms behind the stage on the left. Many vendors accept checks, credit cards, and debit cards directly at their stalls. The River Market offers an EBT Token program for your convenience. Simply bring your SNAP/EBT card to the market manager near the stage. You'll swipe your card for a specific amount and receive tokens to spend with our participating farm vendors. SNAP/EBT, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers, & WIC benefits are accepted by many vendors.