Long over-due for a mother-daughter weekend? Shopping day with your best friends? Or a night on the town away from the kids? Then Women's Weekend Out in Decorah is your answer. You do NOT want to miss this one ladies! Men are welcome also.
2017 Women's Weekend Out - March 31, April 1 and April 2
Register online for a chance to win $100 in Chamber Dollars https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-womens-weekend-out-tickets-32587888251
B & B on Boadway
305 W. Broadway
Decorah, IA 52101
Contact: Melissa Koch
At the B & B on Broadway in downtown Decorah, you’ll find
- private bathrooms in all five rooms
- massage showers and whirlpool baths
- comfortable beds
- rooms that sleep two to four people per room
- organic breakfasts daily
- hors d'oeuvre Friday and Saturday evenings
For details and online reservations, visit
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
2042 State Highway 9
Decorah, Iowa 52010
563-382-9646 * firstname.lastname@example.org *www.countryinns.com/decorah
810 Hwy. 9
Decorah, Iowa 52101
563-382-8771 * www.super8.com
WEEKEND EVENTS AT PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN DECORAH RETAILERS
It's our 25th year and this will be the BEST YEAR EVER! Agora Arts will be debuting new lines of jewelry for Women's Weekend Out! Be the first to see the NEW jewelry beginning at 5 PM on Friday. We'll have champagne and chocolates!
Beyond the Bar Bakery
Need a treat?? We have an assortment of homemade bars and cookies, as well as our famous "One Bite Cakes" in 12 flavors (and gluten-free options too!). Open Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. Stop in for some goodies while you are out shopping, or bring home something sweet for someone at home!
The Decorah Hatchery
Wildcrafted Acupuncture at the Decorah Hatchery - Gabi Masek, from Wildcrafted Acupuncture & Herbs, will be providing complimentary 15 minute mini acupuncture sessions to help you relax and wind down from your week so you can enjoy the weekend feeling restored. Stop in, say hello and grab your complimentary session and glass of wine! Saturday, April 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free, on a first come first serve basis.
Check out the Depot Outlet and see for yourself why it’s “the place to shop!”
Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, only all Woman's clothing is on SALE!! Buy one, get one of equal or lesser value for 1/2 price!
All your needs without the high prices. Shop, save, and give back to the community. The Depot Outlet was able to give over $135,000 back to non-profit organizations in Winneshiek County in 2016 alone!
Donlon Pharmacy & Toy Jungle
Friday, March 31, from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm-join us for wine tasting, snacks, & games and toys from those "remember when" days. Free gift with every purchase over $25.00 (while supplies last). And, if you dare, share a photo of yourself from the 70's, 80's, or 90's and get an extra 10% off your purchase. Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Sorry, no wine tasting. But, same great activities as Friday and we will be at the Style Show!
Heavenly Made Gift Shop
Hawaiian Party, Friday, March 31 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Introducing our Hawaiian Nisse's/gnomes. Enjoy a Hawaiian drink and snack, pick up your free gift, register for door prizes and enjoy a 20% discount!! Decorah's newest gift shop full of unique art, garden art, fairy gardens, Nisse's/gnomes, ceramic bisque, scarves, Beautiful Swarovski jewelry and sun catchers.
Hey girls it's cocktail time! Hotel Winneshiek is serving 1/2 price WWO Specialty Cocktails from 4-9pm Friday and Saturday. Also featuring our from scratch small plate menu made for sharing!
J Tupy's on Water Street
A boutique that carries collections of fine women's clothing and accessories. A "must-stop" in Decorah! Enjoy refreshments, discounts, and door prizes while shopping the latest spring trends. "New" OC and Brighton jewelry will be will available to view and purchase. FRIDAY NITE "After Hours Party" (4-8pm) - Wine tasting by Tabor Home Wines and mini "Sympli the Best" show at 5:30 and 6:30. SPECIAL STORE HOURS: Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11-2:00 p.m.
KD Rae Jewelry
Hang out with Fabulous Flamingos and Pineapples that know how to party! KD Rae Jewelry will have many in-store specials on the brands that you love - such as Vera Bradley, Daniel Wellington, The Giving Keys, Griffin Design, Wind and Fire, Belle Etoile, and Kameleon! Join us Friday, March 31st from 5p-8p for yummy Flamingo drinks, Pineapple prizes and a chance or two or three to win gift certificates from $50, $60, $80 up to $100 when you show off your Fabulous Flamingo Fandango dance moves!! Then, be sure to purchase your tickets for the wonderful Style Show Brunch Saturday morning.
LetterWerks Sign City
Stop by LetterWerks for carnival games and discounts both Friday, from 9-8 and Saturday, from 9-5:00 p.m.
Sip and Shop at Margaret's from 4-7pm on Friday, March 31st. Bemiss Distributing will join us with great "girly" beer samples. Snacks will be served and great discounts will be found throughout the store. Kick off your weekend with great party fun at Margaret's! In-store specials continue on Saturday, April 1st.
Grab your girlfriends and join us from 5-8pm for our free Garden Party! Enjoy complimentary beverages and receive a GIFT with $50 purchase Friday and Saturday while supplies last! Saturday, April 1st, we will participate in the Style Show Brunch at Hotel Winneshiek-advance tickets are required and available at Modish!
Pulpit Rock Brewery
Stop by Pulpit Rock on Friday night, anytime from 5:00-8:00 pm, and receive your first beer half off!
Decorah's newest Boutique in town! 3 stores in one-fun, funky, fashionable clothing for all ages, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Les Wigs Renee-our high fashion wig salon. We are having a 'Stache Bash (Mustache that is!) Try on your own crazy mustache-FREE! Take advantage of a photo op with a friend! Don't miss all the mustache fun: our specialty drink the "Lip Tickler" and mustache friendly hors d' oeuvres. This will be a must-have(mus-tache) event to remember! Friday, March 31, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seedling will be throwing a Prickly Party! Succulents and Cacti are the big kid's fashion trend of summer and we are capitalizing on it. Stop by enjoy snacks, refreshments and receive a gift with purchase. Friday, March 31 from 4-8:00 p.m.
Sparrow's Candles & Gifts
Join us for High Tea at Sparrow's Candles & Gifts on Friday from 4-8pm. Enjoy Tammy Rice's Trunk Show, Adult Tea, Goodie Bags (while supplies last), and Treats from High, Wide & Handsome! Stop back after Saturday's Style Show for Morning Mimosa's and chances to win Door Prizes from 10-4pm!
The Stone Path
Fiesta at The Stone Path during Women's Weekend Out! Join us all weekend for Wine & Dip Sampling and in store specials. Don't miss our Fiesta Party Friday March 31 from 5-8pm with special drink and food samplings, in store specials & more! We specialize in Metal Stamped Jewelry, Handmade Wood Signs & Décor, our own line of Primitive Hatchery Soy Melts & Candles, Handmade Burp Cloths, Bibs & Headbands from Studio Twenty Six & MUCH MORE! WWO hours Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 11am-2pm.
Vesteheim's Museum Store
Vesterheim's Musem Store offers everything Norwegian from Dale of Norway sweaters and traditional solje jewelry to chocolates and lingonberry wines. There is a full selection of Scandinavian items, including books, CDs, calendars, collectibles, cookware, tableware, home decor, and one-of-a-kind-crafted items! The store also includes everything a folk-art enthusiast needs, whether you are just getting started or have been working at your art for years. Located at 502 W. Water St. Stop by the store anytime. Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. vesterheim.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Women’s Weekend Out – Kickoff 2017
5:00 p.m. until all 200 bags are gone
Bank of the West Lobby
120 West Water Street, Decorah
Grab all the gals and head to Decorah for Women's Weekend Out. First stop - Bank of the West lobby to register and pick up your "Swag Bag"! (limit of 200 bags) Then stroll through Decorah's great stores and enjoy in-store events, food, beverages and of course shopping. Don't forget to fill your SWAG BAG with a gift from the many participating businesses. Most stores will be open till 8pm and entertainment, drinks and dinner is all here in Decorah! Sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.
Kolaches and Canvas
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Taylor Made B&B
330 South Main Street, Spillville
Teacups--Kolaches, and Canvas at Taylor Made Bed and Breakfast Friday, March 31 in Spillville. The party starts at 5pm. Cost is $40 supplies (brushes, paint, stencil, 16 x20 canvas, apron, easel) step by step instruction and also includes lemonade and delicious mouth water kolaches. Register at email@example.com; 563 379-1962
8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
206 West Water Street, Decorah
7:30 doors open / 8:30 show starts. General admission only. Cash bar. Opening act: Nathan Timmel
Likeable and open, Nathan will leave you wanting more jokes, and his Twitter handle.
Headliner: Kristin Linder
Kristin Says What’s On Your Mind. Come Hear What You’ve Been Thinking!
$12 in advance & $15 at the door. Please call or stop into T-bock’s Sports Bar and Grill to pay.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
Women's Weekend Out Style Show Brunch
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.
Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek
104 East Water Street, Decorah
Sit back and relax as the hottest trends in town are brought to you runway-style! Local merchants will WOW you with their newly arrived spring selections. Plus, enjoy a delicious brunch featuring turkey sausage/wild rice crepes drizzled with a mushroom sauce, roasted potatoes, fruit kabob and beverage. Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be available at a cash bar.
Cost: $20. Advance tickets only at participating stores below.
Participants: Amundsons Clothing, Beyond the Bar Bakery, Donlon Pharmacy & Toy Jungle, J. Tupy's on Water Street, KD Rae, LetterWerks, Modish, Revelation, Seedling, Sparrow's, The Depot Outlet, and The Good Foot
Sponsored in part by Inspire(d) Media, Hacker, Nelson & Co., P.C., Bank of the West and KDEC
Breakfast at Toppling’s
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Toppling Goliath Taproom
310 College Drive, Decorah
Join Toppling Goliath Brewing Company for Breakfast at Toppling's. From 10:00am-12:00pm, enjoy 5 beer themed cocktails and light brunch options, perfect to start your Women's Weekend Day off right! Ticket price is $15.00 per person. Never had a beer cocktail before? This is the perfect opportunity to expand your palate with your gal pals (or guys).
We look forward to seeing you start your morning off right with Toppling Goliath!
Women’s Weekend Out Community Vendor Show
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
104 State Street, Decorah
Shopping with Vendors/Small Business owners from Decorah and Winneshiek County Area. Event will be held at the VFW at 104 State Street, Downtown Decorah, Iowa. A light lunch will be available to support our local Veterans of Foreign Affairs (VFW). Free admission.
Handcrafted Jewelry and Accessories Fair
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
508 W. Water Street, Decorah
Peruse the tables of several local artisan's handcrafted jewelry, scarves, and accessories all available for purchase. Located in the ArtHaus Gallery, Saturday, April 1 from 10-5.
10th Annual Chili Cook-off
Entrants arrive at 10:00 a.m. Public tasting at 2:30 p.m. Awards distributed at 3:45 p.m.
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
1966 337th Street, Decorah
Join us for our 10th Annual Chili Cook-off!! Teams and individuals can register for $15 with cash prizes awarded to the top three entrants
The public is welcome to attend and taste the chili at 2:30 pm. Entrants should arrive at 10 am to set up their cooking space. Please bring a cook-top stove or camp stove to cook on as well as enough ingredients for 1 gallon of chili. All ingredients must be prepared on site. Don't forget to decorate your table and name your team. $15 entry fee. Awards given by judges as well as people's choice. Call 563-735-5809 to sign up today!!
WWO Salutations & Libations
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
206 West Water Street, Decorah
$25 for an hour-long yoga session with Laree Schouweiler, 2 mimosas or build your own Bloodys, and a yummy snack. This class is for any level yogi!
Wine and Artisan Cheese Pairing at Rubaiyat
Enjoy some delicious artisan cheeses paired with wines from across the world. This tasting is limited to 20 people and advanced reservations are required by calling 563-382-9463.
Kolaches and Canvas
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Taylor Made B&B
330 South Main Street, Spillville
Daisy--Kolaches and Canvas at Taylor Made Bed and Breakfast Saturday April 1 in Spillville. The party starts at 5pm. Cost is $30 supplies (brushes, paint, stencil, 12 x 12 canvas, apron, easel) step by step instruction and also includes lemonade and delicious mouth water kolaches. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org; 563 379-1962
Hotel Winneshiek & Opera House Presents
"Shiek's Jazz Club & Variety Show in the Historic Steyer Opera House
Saturday, April 1
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for libations
Performances begin at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-prohibition cocktails & small plates available
fruitmouse and Top Banana Improv Troupe plus other special guests
$10 admission (includes 1 drink ticket good for a bottled beer or house wine)
Tickets can be purchased at these locations: Oneota Co-op, Java Johns, and Hotel Winneshiek
Winneshiek County Celebration of Life Benefit Concert
Nashville songwriters Tony Arata and Casey Beathard are coming to Decorah.
The Winneshiek County Celebration of Life has announced the two country music artists will give a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1st, at the Decorah Elks Lodge. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at KVIK Radio and Farmers Mill.
Arata moved to Nashville in 1986 and attracted the attention of Garth Brooks, who recorded seven of his songs. Since then he has written songs that have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Don Williams and Reba McEntire. Arata has performed in concert in Decorah twice before--in March of 2012 and February of 2016--as part of "Julie Meirick and Friends."
Beathard has a blossoming career as a country music performer. He is the son of former NFL general manager Bobby Beathard and the father of former University of Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard. He has co-written songs for a number of country music singers, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.
Money from the concert will go towards WCCOL's programs to provide free mammograms to area women and to provide gas cards to those traveling for chemotherapy treatments.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
Empty Nest Winery - 1-5:00 p.m.
J Tupy's on Water Street - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
KD Rae Jewelry - noon to 4:00 p.m.
Restauration, Hotel Winneshiek - 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sparrow's Candles & Gifts - noon to 4:00 p.m.
Restauration Lounge, Hotel Winneshiek - 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rubaiyat - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.