2018: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in and around Des Moines

2018: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in and around Des Moines

Shopping for the perfect gift can be one of the most dreaded tasks to accomplish over the holidays, especially with the kids in tow. It doesn’t have to be though. We’ve rounded up some of the top craft fairs and holiday markets in the Des Moines area. An added bonus is that these venues feature one of a kind gifts, the kind you can’t find at the mall. And, if you have some ‘difficult to please’ individuals on your shopping list, this gives you the chance to wow them with a unique holiday find. Happy shopping!

Here’s your guide to craft fairs and holiday markets in Des Moines:

Junk Jubilee Jingles

Iowa State Fairgrounds • Varied Industries Building • 3000 E Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317

Junk Jubilee Jingles offers shoppers a unique vintage shopping experience with over 150 individual vendors. The types of merchandise available includes rustic, architectural salvage, farmhouse, vintage, & found things.

When: November 9, 2018 at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
November 11, 2018 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:  $8 Adults; Children 14 and under: Free

Beaverdale Holiday Boutique

Holy Trinity Catholic School • 2926 Beaver Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310

Over 100 artisans from all over Iowa will be selling traditional and contemporary designs. This family-friendly experience will have four floors of gifts and food for sale. Shoppers will be able to purchase gifts for family and friends.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: $4

Giving Thanks Craft & Vendor Show

Grimes Community Complex • 410 SE Main Street • Grimes, IA 50111

Food, handmade items, amazing companies, and local businesses! First 25 guests through the door will receive a swag bag full of coupons, samples, and fun goodies to take home.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Sister’s Arts and Craft Show

Adventureland • Palace Theatre • 3200 Adventureland Drive • Altoona, IA

Due to an overwhelming request for a “craft only” event, the Sister’s have booked the Palace Theatre at Adventureland Park, in Altoona to host just that a craft only event.  This craft fair will feature vendors selling wooden crafts, textiles, pottery, jewelry, and more.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Dowtown Winters’ Farmers’ Market

Capital Square and Kaleidoscope at the Hub • Fifth and Walnut Streets • Downtown, Des Moines, IA • (515) 286-4911

The Winter Farmers’ Market is a perfect opportunity to stock up for holiday meals, parties, and gift giving with more than 130 vendors. In addition to locally raised and fresh handmade products, shoppers will find; poinsettias, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, handmade holiday ornaments and home decor.

When: November 16-17 and December 14-15, 2018; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Cost: FREE

Iowa’s Largest Arts & Crafts Show

Iowa State Fairgrounds • Varied Industries Building • 3000 E Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317 • (563) 652-4529

A fantastic holiday shopping event! Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show features over 300 talented exhibitors selling thousands of unique handmade products. All items sold at the show are produced by the vendors who sell them.

When: November 16, 2018 5:00 to 9:00 pm
November 17, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 18, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Cost: $7 Adults and Children (11 and over), Children 10 and under are FREE.

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