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Event Calendar

Friday June, 13th 2014 – Saturday November, 1st 2014

  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum presents a "Salute to Champion Steve Kinser"

  • Knoxville
  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
  • One Sprint Capital Place
  • 641.842.6176 or 800.874.4488
  • sprintcarhof@sprintcarhof.com
  • Website
  • June 13 - November 1, 2014.  The  “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition consists of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career. The special exhibition coincides with the King’s final full season on the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series in 2014. 

    The display, featuring the race cars and other Steve Kinser-related art and artifacts, will only be able to be seen together at one place this year, and that is at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’ This will be a must-see attraction for the legion of fans of the 20-time World of Outlaws champion and 12-time Knoxville Nationals winner.

    Those seeking additional information can visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.

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  • Category: Racing

Thursday September, 25th 2014 – Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • 11th Annual Late Model Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln St.
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Thursday September, 25th 2014 – Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • Pella Historical Fall Festival-Harvest & Dutch Artisan Festival

  • Pella
  • Pella Historical Village
  • 507 Franklin Street
  • 641.620.9463
  • Website
  • Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    Fall Festival celebrates the Iowa harvest. Autumn colored floral arrangements accent the Village museum buildings.  Tours, skilled atisans, demonstrations, flower show, games. Coffee and baked goods are served all day in the Dutch Bakery.  Lunch served Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 1:00 or while the soup, windmill bread and pie last

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday September, 26th 2014

  • Wine & Wood Fired Pizza Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.  Pizzas served until 7:00 p.m.  Join us in the Tassel Ridge Greenhouse for Wine & Wood Fired Pizza. 

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Friday September, 26th 2014 – Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • 11th Annual Late Model Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 North Lincoln Street
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Friday, September 26 - Qualifying Night

    Saturday, September 27 - Finals

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • Moroccan Inspired Dinner

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 6:00 p.m. Wine Tasting - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Seating

    An evening under a colorful Moroccan-style tent in the Tassel Ridge Visitor’s Gallery, where you will be served a three-course dinner. Moroccan Desserts ends the evening on a sweet note!

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Historical Forum

  • Knoxville
  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
  • One Sprint Capital Place
  • 641.842.6176
  • Website
  • Event starts at 3 p.m. 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • NSCHOF Knoxville Late Models Nationals Auction

  • Knoxville
  • National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
  • One Sprint Capital Place
  • 641.842.6176
  • Website
  • Event begins at 12:30 p.m.  Auction items include autographed photos, die-cast cars, late model racing parts and memorabilia.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Racing

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  We usually think of cheese when we think of wine. But, some wine and cheese pairings are more complementary than others. Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

    Great weather on the weekends makes this a particularly nice time to come to the Winery for a relaxing hour or two that can include a tasting, tour, and great conversation with our knowledgeable Tasting Room staff.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • Tassle Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday September, 27th 2014

  • Wine-In Movie at Grape Escape Winery

  • Pleasantville
  • Grape Escape Winery
  • 1185 40th Place
  • 515.848.3094
  • grapeescape@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • 7:00 p.m.   "It Was A Good Year"

    If you have not experienced a movie on the big screen under the stars, you do not know what you are missing. We have a great time. Cheese, meat, fruit and cracker trays available for purchase. Free popcorn during the movie. Free Admissin to the movie. Wine and beer available for purchase.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday September, 28th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Experience how Wine & Chocolate complement one another at Tassel Ridge Winery. Tassel Ridge Winery has paired four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. Taste all four and find your favorite(s)!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday September, 28th 2014

  • Tassel Ridge Winery Grapemobile Tours

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672.WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • We are giving two vineyard tours each Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on the Grapemobile. The tour takes about 45 minutes as you move about two miles through the vineyard at Tassel Ridge Winery.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday September, 28th 2014

  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th Street, Leighton
  • 641.672-WINE (9463)
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  We usually think of cheese when we think of wine. But, some wine and cheese pairings are more complementary than others. Tassel Ridge has selected four different Iowa cheeses and has paired them with Tassel Ridge wines. Try these pairings and see which are your favorites!

    Great weather on the weekends makes this a particularly nice time to come to the Winery for a relaxing hour or two that can include a tasting, tour, and great conversation with our knowledgeable Tasting Room staff.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday October, 4th 2014

  • 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk

  • Melcher-Dallas
  • Website
  • Benefits the nw library construction.  Applications are at the Melcher-Dallas Library, 101 E Center Street.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday October, 4th 2014

  • Nana Jana Fun Run

  • Knoxville
  • Dan-D Farms
  • 2044 Highway 14
  • Website
  • Register today at http://getmeregistered.com/nanajana.  There are lots of new things in the works this year.  Registration Begins at 8:00am.  The Run begins at 9:00am.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday October, 4th 2014

  • Peace Tree Live Music with John Patrick O'Connell and Steve Robinson

  • Knoxville
  • Peace Tree Brewing Company
  • 107 West Main Street
  • 641.842.BREW (2739)
  • beer@peacetreebrewing.com
  • Website
  • 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Live acoustic blues and rock music by Steve Robinson and John Patrick O'Connell. 

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

Sunday October, 5th 2014

  • Farm Crawl

  • Rural Marion County
  • Several Farms in Marion and Lucas Counties
  • 641.203.0758
  • info@farmcrawl.com
  • Website
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  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).

    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.  

     

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday October, 11th 2014 – Sunday October, 12th 2014

  • Pierce's Pumpkin Patch Festival

  • Rural Marion County
  • 2491 Highway 14
  • 641.344.1344

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Agriculture

Friday October, 17th 2014 – Sunday October, 19th 2014

  • Knoxville Storytelling Festival

  • Knoxville
  • Auld Park
  • North 3rd Street
  • 641.891.8611
  • info@knoxvillestorytellingfestival.com
  • 5:00 - 10:00 pm Friday - 8:00 am - 10:pm Saturday.

    Storytelling at Auld Park.  National and regional folklorists and storytellers share their craft with audiences and pass stories from generation to generation.  

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Culture & History

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