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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction w/ The Get Down

July 11 @ 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Baskets of vegetables for sale at a farmers market

Valley Junction Farmers Market


100-300 Blocks of 5th Street

The Valley Junction Farmers Market is home to over 80 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors in the 100 – 300 blocks of 5th Street from 4:00 – 8:00 pm every Thursday, May – September.

Where will my favorite vendor be located?

Where can I get help?
Guest services are available at the Historic Valley Junction Foundation Office, 137 5th Street.  At our office, you can:

  • Get help finding your favorite store or vendor
  • Purchase Valley Junction merchandise

Music in the Junction


Railroad Park

Valley Junction is THE place to be in Central Iowa on Thursday nights through the end of September. The beverage garden in Railroad Park opens at 5:00 with live music at 6:00 pm.

The Get Down

The Get Down band at Taste of the Junction

The Get Down is one of the newest bands on the live music scene in Des Moines, Iowa. The band is made up of veteran musicians from the area and brings a mixture of funk, jazz, blues, R&B, and classic soul in a way that has been delighting audiences since they started in early 2023. The Get Down is made up of Ben Williams on drums, Bubba Daye on bass, Philip Herbert on keyboards, Bob Lasnek on guitar, and Abdullah Muhammad as the lead singer and frontman. Each member brings their own unique style, influences, and sound to the band, creating and great sound and an unforgettable experience for audiences. Coming to a Get Down show is always a great way to spend a night out on the town!

Full schedule here

Interested in renting the VIP tent with shade, seating, and a personal beverage server? Email Bobbie for more information.

Getting Here

Here is the map link to our office in the heart of the Farmers Market.

Find driving routes and parking instructions.

Finding parking can be an issue on event days. If wanting to avoid parking congestion, or driving isn’t an option, there are two DART routes available which pick up and drop off near Fifth and Elm streets: the Ingersoll/Valley Junction Local Route 11 and the West Des Moines Loop Local Route 72. These routes will be redirected during Farmers Markets.

Available applications:



July 11
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM


5th Street & Railroad Park
401 Railroad Pl
West Des Moines, IA


Historic Valley Junction Foundation
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