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Downtown Farmers' Market: Aug. 20, 2022

Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Historic Court District

Event Information

Featuring nearly 300 vendors from 50 Iowa counties, the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers scores of tasty treats each summer on Saturdays. Visitors can enjoy locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods and Iowa-raised meat, including beef, pork, chicken, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia! The adventure doesn’t stop there either. Guests can enjoy local artists, live music and entertainment, ready-to-eat foods, special programming and learning opportunities all in the course of a Saturday morning. Whether it’s seasonal flowers, locally produced wine or a new culinary adventure, there’s always something to experience at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.

This event is free and open to the public.

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Programming

As The Market's presenting sponsor, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines brings helpful wellness and prevention programs directly to The Market! From health screenings to weekly giveaways, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines will be on-site each Saturday to support its mission of healing, caring and teaching. Stop by their booth to learn more!


Search for your favorite Market vendors and discover new ones in the complete vendor list.


Enjoy live music from local performers while you shop. This week, hear these performers:

  • Ortonville Circus
  • The Singing Jukebox
  • Unity Point Ensemble
  • Black Belt Percussion
  • Mr. Magic
  • Andrew Hoyt
  • Hawkins Entertainment

Community Corner

Stop by the Community Corner on Third Street, south of Court Avenue, to find out what is happening in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Local charitable organizations — welcomed as Saturday Salutes at The Market — promote learning opportunities, Downtown events and community resources each Saturday. This week, check out the Saturday Salutes:

  • Iowa Environmental Council - Through education, advocacy and coalition building, the Iowa Environmental Council raises awareness, generates action and creates large-scale change for cleaner, healthier Iowa.
  • Des Moines Kennel Club and Obedience Training - The Des Moines Kennel Club is an All-Breed club dedicated to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs. Come and learn more about the dog shows in September, responsible dog ownership and training opportunities from a diverse group of dog lovers. They will also be giving away dog coloring books with crayons.
  • Iowa Library for the Blind & Print Disabled - The Library is a Regional Library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. The Library provides books, magazines and other informational materials in braille, audio, large print and electronic formats to Iowa residents who are unable to use standard print materials. The Library also provides programming and resources for all ages.

Market Extras and Special Programming

Enjoy unique programming from Market sponsors during your visit. Learn more about all the Market programming, including special Market deals happening every week. This week, check out this special programming:

  • Landus


Historic Court District

Host Organization

Downtown DSM, Inc.



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