Culinary Arts


Spice up your visit to the Des Moines Arts Festival® by visiting one of our two Food Courts, along with several independent stations located throughout the Festival. Some of the best Central Iowa has to offer from over 20 establishments. The Festival’s food vendors represent some of the best culinary treats Central Iowa has to offer with everything from Indian, Thai, Bar-B-Que, Brats, Fajitas, Curry Chicken, Gyros, Steak Kabob, Hand-dipped corn dogs, Lambres, Buckwheat Noodles, and more. Refreshing beverage products include fresh squeezed lemonade, smoothies, ice tea, beer, and wine.



Questions regarding the program may be directed to James Bruton, Production Manager.


Craft BeerOne-eyed RedBucktooth Blond

It all started with two characters created by local artist, Chris Vance – Bucktoothed Blonde and One-Eyed Red. These characters were the driving force behind the craft beer of the Festival. The Festival teamed up with local brewery, Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. (CABCo.) to use these characters as a starting point to produce a specialty red beer as well as a blonde wheat beer to be served at the Festival. In 2013, we were proud to introduce One-Eyed Red's sassy younger sister, Sassy Saison!  Sassy is a Belgian Farmhouse Ale with spicy and fruity aromas and flavors from the Saison yeast.  It is light in color and has a dry, crisp, easy finish. Both beers will be available on-site at all four beverage stations.



The Festival features an unbelievable selection of Budweiser products and our friends at Doll Distributing. Our menu includes Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Lime-a-Ritas, Michelob Ultra, Corona, Stella Artois, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Angry Orchard, and the non-alcoholic O’Doul’s.

Please direct questions to James Bruton.


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