2018 Call For Vendors

BySuzanne Hull

2018 Call For Vendors

Des Moines European Heritage Association invites you to become a vendor at the 3rd Annual Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place November 30 – December 2, 2018, at Cowles Commons.

In 2017, this cultural experience attracted 40,000 visitors.

Wild Cherry Spoon Co has vended across the Midwest. From popular indie craft markets in Chicago to small first time shows. Christkindlmarket Des Moines blew them all away in terms of revenue, participation, crowd size, after show sales, interesting things to see and do at the market, and volunteer support. Word of advice to vendors; plan for your wildest sales expectations and then bring 4x the inventory…it sells out fast!

Wild Cherry Spoon, 2017

In addition to food and gift/specialty item vendors, we seek vendors that can provide demonstrations.

  • Media Reach: 36,231,061
  • Ad Value: $335,171
  • News Value: $1.01 Million
  • 50,000 website pageviews/year
  • 2,230 Facebook Likes
  • E-newsletters: 12 issues/year, 1963 subscribers, 32% open rate

I was especially impressed with the advertising for Christkindlmarket Des Moines—I think the organizers did a great job of getting the word out through many different avenues. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. The booths made for a great ambience, and we loved the signs!.

Pickle Creek Herbs, 2017

View all Vendor Testimonials
Read the 2018 Vendor Guide (Required)
Apply to be a 2018 Vendor

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018


Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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