UPDATE: The final Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – set for Saturday, Oct. 31 – has been cancelled due to “weather related safety issues.” Wayne Corey told The Waterland Blog early Friday afternoon (Oct. 30):

After many discussions with all the groups that put on a successful Saturday market, we are sorry to announce the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market for Saturday October 31st and the annual Chili Cook-Off have been canceled due to weather related safety issues. Previously the market had to close early because of severe wind conditions that caused some damage to vendor’s equipment. Luckily no one was injured, and it looks like the same conditions are predicted for Saturday. All vendors and chili cooking teams are being notified to give them as much notice as possible.