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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction w/ Cory Waller & the Wicked Things

May 9 @ 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.

Cory Waller & the Wicked Things

Cory Waller & The Wicked Things are budding talents in the Midwest country scene. Hard work and honesty are at the center of the band’s sound and songwriting. Primary songwriter and lead singer Cory Waller writes candid portrayals built from years of life, love, ups, downs, marriage, and fatherhood. Taking inspiration from Jason Isbell, John Mellencamp, and Blackberry Smoke — Cory now forges his own musical path.

Raised in rural Iowa, Waller grew up playing music in punk, metal, rock, and country bands — all just steppingstones to his current musical adventure. Foreman at K&D Painting by day, band leader by night, Cory is backed by a band of his favorite heroes and friends — The Wicked Things. Cory Waller & The Wicked Things aim to deliver a new and fresh sound to accompany this moment in time.

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:



May 9
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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