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Saturday September, 23rd 2017

  • Herfst Fest

  • Pella
  • Downtown Pella
  • Heerst Fest (Harvest Fest) - a great weekend getaway to Pella! All activities are in Central Park, downtown Pella, unless noted.


    9am - 11am MH4H 5K Color Blast Run (supports Many Hands 4 Haiti)
    9am - 12pm Farmer’s Market
    9 am - 5 pm  Stores open for shopping
    10 am - 4pm Historical Village Tours and Artisan Demonstrations (Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical Village Museum)
    11am Food Competition: Anything Apple (entry deadline 10:30 am back of Tulip Toren)
    12 pm Food Competition: Best Salsa (entry deadline 11:30 am back of Tulip Toren)
    4-9 pm  Live Music with Ben Muller at Cellar Peanut Pub (21 yrs and older)
    4:30pm - 10:30pm Marching Dutch Invitational Band Competition (Pella High School)

    Also enjoy food vendors, great shopping, and other activities in Pella!

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  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday September, 23rd 2017

  • Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Small Plates served until 7:30 p.m.

     

    Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from today’s Small Plates Menu

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Sunday September, 24th 2017

  • Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • 12:00–3:00 p.m.—Small Plates served until 2:30 p.m.

     Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from today’s Small Plates Menu

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  • Category: Agriculture

Thursday September, 28th 2017

  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • 5:30–8:00 p.m.—Small Plates served until 7:30 p.m.

     Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from the evening’s Small Plates Menu

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  • Category: Agriculture

Friday September, 29th 2017

  • Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Day

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Pizza served until 7:30 p.m.

     Enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza

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  • Category: Agriculture

Friday September, 29th 2017 – Saturday September, 30th 2017

  • Celebrate Harvest Wine Dinner

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • 6:30 p.m.—Wine Tasting

    6:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.—Dinner Seating

    Reservations Requiredby 3:00 p.m. on September 28

     Dinner begins with a Mixed Greens Salad with Raspberries, Blueberries, Feta, Toasted Pecans, and Honey Mint Vinaigrette paired with Tassel Ridge2013 American La Crescentfollowed by Coffee Chipotle Rubbed Petite Shoulder Tender Medallions served with Fingerling Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus paired with Tassel Ridge2015 Iowa Silky St. Croix. End the evening on a decadent note with a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with Fresh Berries paired with Tassel RidgeOskyfizzante®Pink!

     

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Saturday September, 30th 2017

  • Celebrate Harvest Wine Dinner

  • Rural Marion County
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton, Iowa 50143
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • Website
  • Saturday, September 30
    Celebrate Harvest Wine Dinner
    6:30 p.m.—Wine Tasting
    6:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.—Dinner Seating
    Reservations Requiredby 3:00 p.m. on September 28 

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  • Category: Agriculture

Sunday October, 1st 2017

  • Farm Crawl

  • Rural Marion County
  • 641.203.0758
  • Website
  • https://sites.google.com/site/farmcrawl2017/

    Sunday, October 1st from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    The 11th edition of the original, the biggest, the best! Seven independent family farm operations, all within an easy drive of each other in south-central Iowa, are jointly hosting open houses. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm (Okay, you don't actually crawl, you drive yourself between farms). 
    Come visit south Marion County/north Lucas County (one hour south of Des Moines) to see each of our individual operations. Tour the farms, visit the animals, meet the farmers, see demonstrations, sample the goodies, purchase locally grown & produced products, and have lots of fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside! Visit special guest vendors at many of the farms.  FREE admission onto all of the farms.
    The seven farms include: Blue Gate Farm, Coyote Run Farm, Crooked Gap Farm, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Schneider Orchards, White Breast Pottery and Weaving, and Trojan Iron Works.

    NO PETS - for the safety of our farm animals and guests, please leave your animals at home.

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  • Category: Agriculture

Sunday October, 1st 2017

  • Harvest Dinner

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • Sunday, October 1 - Harvest Dinner 5:30-7:30 pm

    Join us for a Harvest Dinner at Peace Tree Brewing Company's Root Cellar located to the east of our Taproom in Knoxville, Iowa on Sunday, October 1 at 5:30 pm after Farm Crawl 2017. The feast will feature locally raised pork and produce prepared by Chef Suman Hoque of HoQ Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. Each of the three courses will be thoughtfully paired with a Peace Tree Beer for a flavorful experience that will be a comforting as a crisp evening in fall. Tickets are $45 per guest and seating is limited. Tickets can be found here: http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/uncategorized/harvest-dinner/

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  • Category: Agriculture

Friday October, 6th 2017

  • First Friday Live

  • Knoxville
  • Nearwood Winery Tasting Room
  • 210 East Robinson
  • 641.828.2035
  • First Friday Live Returns in October

    First Friday Live will return October 6th. 

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  • Category: Agriculture

Friday October, 6th 2017 – Saturday October, 7th 2017

  • October in Pella

  • Pella
  • Downtown Pella
  • 641.628.2626
  • October in Pella

    Name: October in Pella

    Date: October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017

    Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in Pella!  

    Friday, Oct 6 - Enjoy sampling wine and food in various stores throughout historic downtown Pella.

    Saturday, Oct 7  - Sample some of the most unique and best brews from Pella's home brewers as you shop all the great fall fashions, decor and gifts.  After you're done tasting and shopping stop by the Molengracht Canal for live music, brews, and brats from 5-9 pm featuring music from Luke Fox and Dan Tedesco.

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  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday October, 7th 2017 – Sunday October, 8th 2017

  • Pumpkin Festival

  • Rural Marion County
  • 2491 HWY 14 Chariton, Iowa 50049
  • Annual Pumpkin Festival - October 7 & 8, 2017

    Numerous crafters will set up outdoor booths for this weekend event! No admission charge.

    • Visit our Country Store. We have half price costumes and fall and Halloween décor!
    • We have a lot of different sizes of pumpkins. Orange, white, and pink.
    • Several varieties of squash.
    • Colorful gourds.



    Lunch will be available both days!

    Wind your way through our unique Giant Hay Bale Maze.

    Please join us for a fun filled day! For more information call John 641-344-1344 or Joy 641-344-205

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  • Category: Agriculture

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