Oct
20
Sat
Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 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 in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.

Barnyard Readers @ Living History Farms
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am

It’s storytime with the animals at Living History Farms!

Do you know a 3, 4, or 5 year old that loves stories about farm animals and living on a farm? If so, then this 90-minute reading-based, activity-filled program will be perfect for them!

Schedule of Programs

Programs occur from 10:00am-11:30am on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

  • Introductions; read stories and do activity at Visitor Center
  • Restroom break; walk to tractor carts and travel to the farm
  • Visit the animal of the day, and tour the barnyard
  • Board tractor cart and return to Visitor Center

Program Dates

Programs will feature different animals of the day. Over the series, you’ll learn about chickens, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, and oxen & wagons

Saturdays, from 10am-11:30am:

May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 8, October 6, October 20

Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:30am*:
*unless otherwise noted

June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 (9am-10:30am and 10:30am-n00n), July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22

Oct
27
Sat
Downtown Farmers’ Market @ Court Avenue
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am

The Downtown Farmers’ Market connects urban and rural communities while supporting 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 in Downtown Des Moines, every Saturday morning, even holidays, from May – October.