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The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) prides our food vending operations on aesthetic appeal and menu selection across the site, including two food courts and a handful of stand-alone booths. We offer our guests an eclectic variety of food to hit every taste bud. Our Food Vendors are also leading the charge in sustainability efforts by using all compostable serving materials for the over 200,000 guests who visit the DMAF each year.

Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union

Interested in joining us in 2022?

Applications for the 2022 festival, June 24-26 in Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines, will be available early-mid January. Submit your information using the form below and we'll send you an email when applications are available.


East Food Court

Located on Locust, in between 12th & 10th Street

El Burrito Loco
Homemade Mexican cuisine loaded with flavor. Menu items include: chicken or steak burritos and quesadillas, Mexican street corn, and fresh fruit cups.

Grumpy J’s Gourmet Sliders
A delicious variety of meaty sliders. Menu items include: steak burger sliders, cheesesteak sliders, fireball BBQ pork sliders, BBQ baked beans, and jackfruit sliders (vegetarian!).

International Foods
Let your taste buds travel around the world at International Foods. Menu items include: Maryland crab cake, Spanish paella, chicken divine, gyro, chicken kabob, and Greek salad.

MJay’s Asian A La Carte
Classic and delicious Asian flavors. Menu items include: eggrolls, spring rolls, crab rangoon, chicken fried rice and heavenly beef jerky.

Pacific Rim Noodles
Pacific flavors can be found here in the form of noodle bowls. Menu items include: veggie noodle bowl and veggie noddle bowl with chicken.

A staple in Des Moines with family recipes and quality Italian food. Menu items include: pizza, grinders, and bruschetta.

Wingz on Wheelz
A variety of wings, catfish filet, and hand-breaded fried shrimp. Don't forget your napkin!

Yannis Grill
Delicious Mediterranean gyros! Menu items include: lamb, steak, chicken, or veggie gyros, baklava, and homemade tiramisu.

West Food Court

Located on 15th Street in between Locust Street and Grand Avenue.

Caribbean Kitchen
Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. Menu items include: Caribbean Cubano sandwich, jerk chicken sandwich, curry chicken rice bowl, jerk chicken or pork rice bowl, and mango chicken rice bowl.

Greek Flame Foods
Mediterranean food lovers, this is the place for you! Menu items include: lamb or chicken gyros, Grecian sampler platter, Greek salad, and gyro fries.

Hotsy Totsy
Hot delicious tots with fun flavor combinations can be found here! Menu items include: BBQ pork tots, loaded spud tots, parmesan truffle tots, and buffalo chicken tots.

Kona Ice of Central Iowa
They describe themselves as a tropical escape in the form of a food truck! With endless flavor possibilities, Kona Ice is the place to go to get one-of-a-kind shaved ice.

Otte's Concessions
Otte's Concessions offers everyone's guilty pleasure, classic American Festival treats. Menu items include: hand dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, cheese curds, and lemonade.

Roadside Tacos
Street tacos to make you drool! Menu items include: tacos, loaded nachos, and walking tacos.

Scimeca’s Italian Sausage & Sugar Daddy’s Lemonade
Your stop for all things Italian sausage! Menu items include: ½ lb. Italian sausage with peppers and onions and a jumbo beef hot dogs. Don't forget a freshly squeezed lemonade, limeade, cherry lemonade, and cherry limeade.

The Big Red Food Truck
Do you like seafood and tacos? This is the perfect stop for you! Menu items include: Shon's famous fried taco, lobster ravioli bites, jumbo walking taco boat, and the fabulous fish taco.

Sweets & Treats around the Festival

Baja Smoothies
With the stand overflowing with fresh produce, this is the place to go for a fresh smoothie made right in front of you!

Coffee & Nosh
Flavorful bowls and coffee, including the fajita steak bowl, urban farmer bowl, avocado bowl, lattes, and a sparkling lavender lemonade.

Dipped in Chocolate
Everything dipped in chocolate! Including cookie dough, bananas, and New York style cheesecake.

Otte’s Kettle Korn
A fan favorite! Menu items include: kettle korn and sweet, refreshing lemonade.

Over the Top Ice Cream
Over the Top is a must in order to enjoy a variety of homemade flavors from this family owned and operated ice cream stand. Ice cream flavors include: vanilla, black raspberry, knee deep in chocolate, morning coffee delite, salted caramel, and cookie dough, along with non-dairy cookie butter.

The Outside Scoop
The Outside Scoop, small batch from scratch, homemade hard scooped ice cream. Flavors include: salty caramel, goat cheese & roasted cherry, Dutch letter, dark chocolate brownie, blueberry lemonade, vanilla, and (vegan) raspberry sorbet.

Delicious homemade cookies with ice cream smashed in the middle, what could be better? Make sure to try the snicker doodle ice cream sandwich, it's Great-Grandma Thelma's original recipe!

2021 On-Site Beverages

Diet Coke
Ice Tea
Dasani Water

Canned Options
Mic Ultra
Bud Light
Truly Strawberry Lemonade
Truly Berry
Stella Artois
Sam Adams Wicked Easy
Dogfish Head Hazy O
Busch Light
Busch Light NA

Honoro Vera
Sangria Rosa

Vodka Lemonade

Beer on tap
Exile Ruthie
Confluence IPA
Peace Tree Blonde Fatale
Big Grove Easy Eddy Hazy IPA
West O Lemon Shandy
Fishback and Stephenson First Crush Watermelon Cider
Single Speed Tip the Cow Milk Stout
Kinship Off the Leash Lager
Carroll Light Lager
Firetrucker Brigade Ale
Lion's Birdge Worker's Compensation
CabCo Hazy IPA
CabCo Grapefruit Rattler
Cabco Belgium White
Angry Orchard Crisp
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
Sweet Water 420 Pale Ale

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