Food festival this weekend!

October 6, 2010 —

YUMMY!!!

YUMMY!!!

Friday kicks off my all-time favorite outdoor festival in Des Moines, The World Food Festival!! If you’ve read this blog for awhile, you know that means a lot – I love festivals & I love to eat! This event is held in the streets of the East Village. It runs 11 a.m-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. That’s quite a few meals if you’re counting….

There’s food booths from all over the world and every booth has something you can taste for $1! It’s completely free to attend and there’ll be music, cooking demos, dancing demos, nonprofit booths and shopping opportunities.

Nonprofits to check out

Nonprofits to check out

The weather this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous so you should make plans to spend a few hours downtown tasting your way around the festival! You may notice from the photo, last year it was a chilly weekend but people still came out and enjoyed.

a salsa dancing demo

a salsa dancing demo


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

Comments

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    holy smoke that food looks good!
    What is the food above in the pic named ‘yummy’?
    it looks familiar

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    holy smoke that food looks good!
    What is the food above in the pic named ‘yummy’?
    it looks familiar

  • http://www.saltteam.ca/ Revo

    Thanks Courtney for informing us about this food festival. We come across many food festival but I have never heard of food starting at $1in an international food festival. The people of DMU will definitely enjoy this festival.

  • http://www.saltteam.ca/ Revo

    Thanks Courtney for informing us about this food festival. We come across many food festival but I have never heard of food starting at $1in an international food festival. The people of DMU will definitely enjoy this festival.

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    The food festival looks fantastic and the variety of food is amazing (food is my passion) I would love to attend and will try my best to get there.