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Welcome to the Des Moines Whiskey Festival Site! Discover the events, performances, and activities that will make your festival experience unforgettable. Get ready to enjoy the best whiskey festival in town!

Event Venues

Great news! We are excited to announce that new event venue is coming soon. Stay tuned for updates and get ready to host your next unforgettable event with us.


Get ready to indulge in the ultimate whiskey experience at our festival. Savor the rich flavors and aromas of the finest whiskeys from around the world. Join us for a memorable tasting journey that will leave you wanting more.

Culinary Delights

Indulge in a delightful array of food and drinks available at the festival. From delectable street food to refreshing beverages, savor the diverse flavors while enjoying the music and entertainment.


Explore the diverse array of vendors offering unique products and souvenirs. From handmade crafts to stylish accessories, the marketplace adds an extra dimension to your festival experience.

Festival FAQs

Have questions about the festival? Check out our FAQs to find answers to commonly asked questions. Whether it's about tickets, facilities, or event schedules, we've got you covered with all the essential information.

  • Do you sell tickets at the door?
    All tickets for Des Moines Whiskey Fest will be sold in advance. There will be no tickets available at the door.
  • Will there be a coat check?
    Yes, there will be complimentary coat check located in the General Admission area.
  • Are there any COVID-19 restrictions I should be aware of?
    Currently, there are no COVID-19 restrictions in place. Des Moines Whiskey Fest will be following guidelines set forth by the city of Des Moines. We will notify you if anything changes.
  • What is the attire for the event?
    Dress to impress and be you. Please check out the photos from last year’s event for examples of guest attire.
  • Will food be served at the event?
    Yes, there will be an app station in the VIP area, also food stations located near the general admission area.
  • Will the spirits representatives and distillers be at the event?
    The distillers or a local representative will be present at the tables all day and will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss their whiskies with guests.
  • Can I purchase spirits at the event?
    No, there will not be any purchases at the event from the vendor, but the representatives will be able to tell you where you can purchase them. There will be over 10 bars located onsite with a mixture of 20 specialty cocktails.
  • Will there be a bar to drink anything besides whiskey?
    YES! There is 3 bars in the general admission area. 2 bars in the VIP and 2 more in the Speakeasy area.
  • Will you have Designate Driver tickets?
    At this time we do not offer this.
  • Can I volunteer?
    Yes! We can't run Whiskey Fest without our trusty volunteer team. Please visit our volunteer pageto submit your interest.
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