Downtown Winter Farmers' Market FAQs
The Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market has something for all ages. If you’ve never attended or have questions about The Winter Market, here are a few tips:
What are The Winter Market dates and hours?
The 2023 Winter Market will take place Friday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 19. Winter Market hours will be Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where is The Market located?
The Market will be indoors this season at Hy-Vee Hall in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and will take place in Hall A. For mapping purposes, use 730 3rd St., Des Moines; however, this is not a mailing address.
What vendors and products will be at The Market?
The Winter Market provides local seasonal produce, meat, cheese, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa and many other varieties of farm food, as well as local artwork and vendors with prepared food and drinks. Visit the vendor list to learn more of who will be at The Market.
Will The Market provide additional seating options?
There will be additional seating located outside of Hall A on the lower level in the atrium. See map for directions.
Can I use EBT and Double Up Food Bucks at The Winter Market?
Yes, you can get EBT tokens and your Double Up Food Bucks matched at the Info Booth.
If I have a question at The Market, where can I find someone to ask?
Market staff members will be available at the Information Booth to answer Market-related questions. The Information Booth will be in the breezeway to Hall A off of 3rd St. Check out the map for more directions.
Where should I park?
With thousands of parking spots available in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), there are plenty of options available for Winter Market attendees.
Iowa Events Center surface lot
- Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances on Third Street, Fifth Avenue or Crocker Street.
This offers the closest and most convenient access to the facility.
Metered Parking is available throughout Downtown.
- Meters range from $0.25 – $1.75 per hour.
- See map of parking meter options.
Park in the Fifth Avenue and Keo Way ramp (connected to skywalk), Fourth Street and Grand Avenue parking ramp (connected to skywalk) or the Center Street Park and Ride ramp on Seventh Street.
- $1 per hour; Center Street Park and Ride Ramp is $1 per hour for the first two hours and $0.50 for each additional hour.
- See more information on city parking garages.
Free street parking is available on the bridges over the Des Moines River.
- The free DART D-Line runs along Grand Avenue and Locust Street in Downtown Des Moines.
- See more information on the D-Line.
Where can I find updates on delays or closures?
Check in on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for updates on weather cancellations and delays.