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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction w/ Molly Nova & the Hawks

June 20 @ 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Farmers Market logo with leaves

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.

Molly Nova & the Hawks Logo

Molly Nova & The Hawks

This band brings together several professional musicians from Eastern Iowa – Molly Nova (Violin, Bass, Vocals), Turk E. Krause (Drums, Vocals), Evan Stock (Guitar, Vocals), Russ Moore (Keyboards) and Vinny Benyshek (Guitar, Bass, Vocals).

Molly Nova and the Hawks have many years of experience playing all kinds of music, resulting in a style of music that is all their own – original timeless music with ballads, rockers and grooves not limited to any genre. It’s just Sweet Rockin’ Roots & Blues!

Molly was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame on April 2nd, 2023 in Des Moines. Other awards include the 2003 Minnesota Music Academy Award for Best Blues Recording in 2003 and Molly & Turk have both been inducted twice into the Iowa Rock N’ Roll Music Association Hall Of Fame.

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:



June 20
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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