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Vendor Applications Now Open For Downtown Farmers’ Market, World Food & Music Festival And Out To Lunch

January 18, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 18, 2024) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has opened vendor applications for the Downtown Farmers’ Market, World Food & Music Festival and Out to Lunch.  

“We are excited to open applications for three of our major events and welcome new and returning vendors. We love the opportunity to continue to work with local business owners,” said Amelia Klatt, Director of Events at The Partnership. “The Partnership is thrilled to continue to bring opportunities for visitors, residents and employees to connect while offering an exciting opportunity to visit Downtown Des Moines for vibrant and immersive events filled with music, local art and shopping opportunities.” 

Event Details:  

  • Downtown Farmers’ Market 
    • Dates: Saturdays, May 4 – Oct. 26 
    • Types of vendors that can apply: Fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, plants, flowers and artisan packaged food, handmade art and ready-to-eat prepared food, entertainment and Saturday Salutes. 
  • World Food & Music Festival 
    • Dates: Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25 
    • Types of vendors that can apply: Food Vendors, Food Trucks, Merchants and Nonprofits. 
  • Out to Lunch 
    • Dates: Wednesdays, May 15 – June 26 
    • Types of vendors that can apply: Food Vendors and Food Trucks. 

Applications will close on Sunday, Feb. 25. Please visit The Partnership website to apply and learn more.  

If there are questions regarding vendor eligibility or general event questions, please reach out to the event contacts below. 

Downtown Farmers’ Market
Megan Renkel,   

World Food & Music Festival  
Amelia Klatt,  

Out to Lunch 
Elizabeth Weyers, 

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning May – October in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. Find more information at desmoinesfarmersmarket.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket and on Twitter and Instagram at @dtfarmersmarket.  

About Downtown, DSM, Inc.  

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.