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Takeover Tuesday — Farmers Market, Rocktown Yarn, Branch’s, and the Parks

October 12, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Welcome back to another Takeover Tuesday! If you missed last week’s blog, let me give you the low-down. Every Tuesday, #InternKate and I (#InternEleanor) will be exploring downtown Harrisonburg and uploading all our adventures for your enjoyment. Be sure to view our Instagram stories, and stay tuned through the blog, where Kate and I will upload content every week outlining all the delicious food, amazing shops, and unique places Harrisonburg has to offer, so you can plan YOUR next adventure downtown!


This week, Kate and I celebrated a few national days to feature some of Downtown Harrisonburg’s amazing businesses. Check out the itinerary!

Explore Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Shopping at Rocktown Yarn 

Sweet treats from Branch’s

Walk at Liberty and Denton Park 

Today, Oct. 12, is National Farmers Day, so naturally Kate and I had to hit up the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the places we visited include Staff of Life Bread Company, Deviant Kreations artwork, Wood Edge Farm’s produce, and The Prince Gallery’s pop-up shop. The market was flourishing with fresh produce and food items, and was a perfect way to recognize Farmers Day! Visit the farmers market yourself at 228 S Liberty St.

Next, Kate and I walked to Agora Market, where we planned to stop at Rocktown Yarn, in honor of I love Yarn Day on Oct. 9. Rocktown Yarn is a one-stop shop to find all the tools necessary for your yarn/crochet hobbies. There is a variety of wool, ranging in color, size and type. On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1-5 p.m., join Rocktown Yarn to learn how to create special halloween crafts (pictured)! Registration can be found on their website.

Afterwards, Kate and I were craving something sweet, so in honor of National Dessert Day (coming up on Oct. 14), we hit up Branch’s ice cream truck, located next to Jack Brown’s downtown! I got my go-to, classic vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles. Kate upped my order by adding a brownie to hers. It was the perfect treat to continue our adventure this Tuesday! Be sure to celebrate National Dessert Day later this week at your favorite place downtown!

To end our day, we took a stroll through Denton Park and Liberty Park in celebration of National Walk to a Park Day on Oct. 10! Both parks were beautiful, and only a short walk from any downtown location you may find yourself at. 


Make sure to keep up with #InternKate and #InternEleanor this semester for many more #TakeoverTuesdays! Turn on post notifications on our Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter for more fun! Until next Tuesday, this is #InternEleanor, signing off.