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2014 – Downtown Farmers’ Market wins Six International Festivals & Events Association Awards

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES – The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is pleased to announce it was presented with six awards during last night’s IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 59th Annual Convention & Expo in Kansas City, Missouri. Awards were won in the following categories:

GOLD – BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SITE (Facebook, Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market)
GOLD – BEST MISCELLANEOUS MULTIMEDIA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfyRZK6sRB4)
GOLD – BEST SINGLE MAGAZINE DISPLAY AD (Edible, Summer 2014)
GOLD – BEST SINGLE NEWSPAPER DISPLAY AD (YogaIowa, Spring 2014)
GOLD – BEST OTHER MERCHANDISE (Downtown Farmers’ Market Jute Bag)
SILVER – BEST EVENT PROGRAM (2014 Downtown Farmers’ Market Map & Guide)

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Awards were handed out in 68 categories and International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow, Poland; Hero Insolito in New Delhi, India; and the Seoul Cartoon & Animation Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market supports nearly 300 local entrepreneurs including farmers, producers, bakers, artists and more, representing 58 counties across the state of Iowa. The Market spans nine city blocks and is held in the Historic Court District, every Saturday morning through Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon.
All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or (563) 505-9226. Please www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.com for more information.

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About the Downtown Farmers’ Market
The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and produced by the Downtown Community Alliance. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning, May 3 – Oct. 25 in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. I Heart Media is the official media partner for The Market. The Downtown Community Alliance, in association with Greater Des Moines Partnership, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core.