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Downtown Farmers' Market Wins Six International Festivals & Events Association Awards

October 1, 2014

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is pleased to announce it was presented with six awards during last night’s IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 59th Annual Convention & Expo in Kansas City, Missouri. Awards were won in the following categories:

  • GOLD — BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SITE (Facebook, Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market)
  • GOLD — BEST MISCELLANEOUS MULTIMEDIA (youtube.com/watch?v=SfyRZK6sRB4)
  • GOLD — BEST OTHER MERCHANDISE (Downtown Farmers’ Market Jute Bag)
  • SILVER — BEST EVENT PROGRAM (2014 Downtown Farmers’ Market Map & Guide)

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.  Awards were handed out in 68 categories and International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow, Poland; Hero Insolito in New Delhi, India; and the Seoul Cartoon & Animation Festival in Seoul, South Korea.  

The Downtown Farmers’ Market supports nearly 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District, every Saturday morning through Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or (563) 505-9226.  Please desmoinesfarmersmarket.com for more information.

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 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 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.