Every Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 2 authors will have a reserved spot at the Homegrown Authors table at the Lexington Farmers Market. Each author brings their own books, signage, and anything else to decorate the table. The author is responsible for selling the books, taking payments, making change, etc. Please come prepared to share the table if necessary.

There is no charge to participate. However, we ask that you have information about the Carnegie Center and the Kentucky Book Festival at your table to help with marketing (materials will be provided when you check in at the market). This is not a book fair. The audience may not be expecting to see books as they are shopping. Be prepared to engage passers-by in a positive, engaging manner.

Any local health guidelines will be enforced.


If you think you’re a good fit for Homegrown Authors, please email me the following information to

• A brief bio (100 words max) 
• Information about the book(s) you plan to bring
• Any of the dates that you would be available 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If we determine that you are a good fit for the Homegrown Authors table, you will receive an email with a date confirmation. Approximately a week before your scheduled date, you will receive another email with final reminders.

Thank you for your interest!


The Carnegie Center is home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. We hope to see you soon!

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED