Ames Main Street Farmers' Market | Food, Music, Family Fun | Downtown Ames, Iowa

Special Events

We will have many special events during the Market, everything from a Petting Zoo for the little visitors to Salsa Contest and a Chili Cook Off for the big kids!  Watch our Calendar here and keep track on our Facebook page to find out what is coming up so you can join in the fun!

Cooking Contests

The Market sponsors 3 Cooking Contest throughout the Market Season.  They are our Bacon Sweet & Savory (June 25th), Salsa Contest (August 20th) and our Chili Cook Off (October 1st).  They are open to the public.  Each Contest has 2 categories, the Judge's Choice and the People's Choice.  Trophies and Cash prizes are awarded in each category.  Rules & Applications can be found and downloaded from our About page.



We have a very diverse group of Vendors, we not only have the freshest produce for you to shop but local Artist/Crafters that will bring their beautiful handcrafted items.  We also will have wonderful fresh baked goods, jellies, jams, honey, cheese, meat, eggs, salsa, cut flowers, perennials, bedding plants and hanging baskets just to name a few!  Let's not forget the air will be filled with our Food Vendors cooking their unique signature foods!  You have to come join the excitement!


We have a great lineup this year, Check it out!  We will have 2 different Musicians every week.  We have a wide variety of Musicians that will entertain us and make the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market come to life!

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