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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.

Market Day – Black Friday Sale

Capital Square Atrium • 400 Locust Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 689-8859

Market Day is a curated pop-up market with hand-selected quality, original vendors from Des Moines and surrounding areas. The event brings vendors and shoppers together and everyone has a blast!

When: November 23, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

The Legit Local Market

Lotus Events Center • 2134 E. Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317

Join the best and legit local makers + shakers in all Central Iowa for the best Small Business Saturday ever! Shop for holiday gifts, eat amazing food, have a drink and get into the holiday spirit with local music.

When: November 24, 2018 at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $5 Adults (at the door); Children 14 and under are FREE.

Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Cowles Commons  • 221 Walnut Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 250-6366

Each year, people from all over the world visit Christkindlmarkets. The unique outdoor markets offer a cultural and educational experience, typical European-inspired food and drink, as well as diverse holiday entertainment that make Christkindlmarket Des Moines the perfect holiday family destination.

When: November 30, 2018: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
December 1, 2017: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
December 2, 2017: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Holiday Market

Central Presbyterian Church • 3829 Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 279-3658

The 2018 Holiday Market will feature over 50 vendors and local artisans, showcasing unique handmade crafts, jewelry, furniture and home decór – including a vintage offering, great food and more! This annual event is held in conjunction with the Holly & Ivy Tour sponsored by Salisbury House & Gardens  of Des Moines.

When: November 30 – December 1, 2018; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Vintage & Made Fair {Holiday Edition}

University of Iowa (DSM Campus) • 2500 Fleur Drive • Des Moines, IA 50321

Vintage & Made Fair is a market featuring antique and vintage home décor, jewelry, handcrafted goods, seasonal flora and everything you need to create a vintage and handmade lifestyle. The fair is a 1-day event where shoppers and over 75 vendors can share a love for vintage and indie craft.

When: December 1, 2018; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $6

Holiday Craft Fair @Summerset Winery

Summerset Winery • 15101 Fairfax Street • Indianola, IA 50125

You won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to support some great, local artisans while shopping for the holidays! Grab the gang and head out to the Winery to sip on tasty wine while you shop. All vendors are local artisans creating hand-crafted, artisanal products.

When: December 1, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Very Merry 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, December 15, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE

 

Did we miss your favorite holiday craft fair or market in the Des Moines area? Let us know in the Comments below!

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