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Winter Farmers' Market: December 3

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event Information

Featuring nearly 100 vendors, the outdoor Winter Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers scores of tasty treats. Market vendors will have seasonal local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa and many other varieties of value-added farm food and local art available for purchase. There will also be breakfast and lunch street food options on-site.   

This festive, holiday event is free and open to the public.  

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Programming 


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, Market patrons will hear these performers: 

  • Ace Jones
  • Sydney Storm Entertainment
  • Sean Sullivan
  • Bill Gordish (ice sculpture)

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: 

  • Ice sculptor Bill Gordish will be on-site carving an ice sculpture for The Market. You can find him on Court Ave, just in front of Hy-Vee carving from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. After it’s finished the sculpture will live at the info booth at the southeast corner of 4th and Court. 
  • Need a break from the chilly temps? There will be a heating tent on Court Ave just next to the Market information booth, just east of 4th street. This is a great chance to warm back up before you continue shopping. 
    • There will be a balloon artist, Sydney Storm, inside the heating tent to give balloon animals out to patrons during The Market. 
    • There will also be an ornament-making station inside the heating tent. Kids can make an ornament and take it home to hang on the tree! 
  • We have vendors from the summer Market as well as new, holiday-focused vendors. You can shop for produce and home goods, eat some food and shop for the holidays.