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Farmers Market | Music in the Junction

May 2 @ 4:00 PM - September 26 @ 8:30 PM

Farmers Market logo with leaves

Thursdays | May – September

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:

  • Find information about the Farmers Market, Music in the Junction, our unique shops, and anything else about Valley Junction
  • Purchase Valley Junction merchandise
  • Charge your device
  • Talk to someone about volunteering
  • Report suspicious activity

Special Event Days:

May 23

Public Works Week | 400 Block of 5th | Come show your support of West Des Moines Public Works and see their vehicles, meet the team, and see new tech. Bring the kids!

Rally for Body Confidence | 5th & Maple – East Side | Join Urban Couture Photography & Harlow + James for Music, Dancing, Empowerment, Fashion, SIZE Acceptance & Rally for Courage + Confidence.

July 18

VFW Fun Day | 5th & Elm – East & West Sides | Family fun with kids activities and prizes. Free admission. Open to the public. Live music by classic rock band Rescue Dogs. Free food & water while it lasts

    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.

    Music in the Junction schedule

    Download the full schedule poster here

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

    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.

    To keep everyone safe, West Des Moines Police officers may ticket or tow vehicles parked:

    • In front of public or private driveways or mailboxes
    • On or across a sidewalk or on a crosswalk at an intersection
    • Within or within 10 feet of an intersection of any street or alley
    • Within 10 feet of a flashing beacon, stop or yield sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a street


    We know 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 2 @ 4:00 PM
    September 26 @ 8:30 PM


    Historic Valley Junction Foundation


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