2019: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in Des Moines

2019: Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets in Des Moines

Christmas is just around the corner and the Des Moines metro area is preparing to host several craft fairs and markets for holiday shopping. Below, find a list of shopping events happening throughout the metro area and beyond.

For even more seasonal fun, check out our Holiday Fun Guide.

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

Des Moines Holiday Boutique

Hy-Vee Hall • 730 3rd Street • Des Moines, IA

More than 200 companies will join together to create the shopping event of the season. Discover unique, high-quality vendors showcasing the latest trends in apparel, decor, jewelry, seasonal gifts, gourmet foods and more!

When: November 1, 2019 at 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
November 3, 2019 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Adults (at the door) $12.00; Adults (Online only) $10.00; Children Ages 12 & Under FREE

Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Sale

Northview, Parkview & Prairie Ridge Middle School • Ankeny, IA • (515) 965-0940

One of the most popular craft shows in Iowa, featuring hand-crafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing and holiday decor. There are about 250 exhibitors at this event, from fine art crafters to jewelry and candle makers, and more. This event is the Ankeny Art Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and has been an Ankeny tradition for 35 years!

When: November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $6

Junk Jubilee Jingles

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

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 8, 2019 at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
November 10, 2019 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, Iowa 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 8, 2019 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: $4

Sister’s Arts and Craft Show

The Palace at Adventureland • 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 9, 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Giving Thanks Craft & Vendor Show

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

This show will focus on Veteran vendors.  You’ll find food, handmade items, amazing companies, and local businesses! First 50 guests through the door will receive a swag bag full of coupons, samples, and fun goodies to take home.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE

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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 15, 2019 5:00 to 9:00 pm
November 16, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 17, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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

Dowtown Winters’ Farmers’ Market

Hy-Vee Hall 730 3rd Street • 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 22-23 and December 13-14, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Cost: 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 29, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

The Legit Local Market

Val Air Ballroom • 301 Ashworth Road • West Des Moines, IA 50265

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 30, 2019 at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Principal Park • 1 Line Drive • 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: December 6, 2019: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
December 7, 2019: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
December 8, 2019: 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 2019 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: December 6-7, 2019; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE

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 7, 2019; 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 14, 2019 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE

 

 

Did we miss your favorite holiday craft fair or market in the Des Moines area? We’d love to hear about it!

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