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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction w/ Standing Hampton

August 1 @ 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.

Standing Hampton logo

They’ve been around awhile. Over 20 years. They’ve played over 1200 gigs at casinos, festivals, fairs and affairs, weddings, corporate events and smoky bars. Headlined RAGBRAI overnights and opened for national acts including Cheap Trick, Night Ranger and Eddie Money. But most importantly, they’ve made a lot of people happy. Thousands of fans, and would be fans that had no idea who they were listening to- energetically nodding their heads, tapping their feet, dancing with wild abandon, or just listening wide-eyed as this musical spectacle of one gal and four guys rocked their world, took away their troubles for an evening, and brought back the summer of 1978 (or you can fill in the year) in all it’s nostalgic glory.
They could easily brag they’re the best party band in Iowa, or in the Midwest, or lay claim to some other geographical area; maybe mention they’re the utmost tribute act run amok – performing the best songs of all artists from the 70’s and 80’s. For now, let’s just say Standing Hampton plays some damn good music that people like to hear, and they’re good at it. And since they have a great time doing it, they’re pretty great entertainers too.

Full schedule here

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

Hey, if you like awesome free music at Music in the Junction, consider donating.

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:



August 1
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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