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August 2017
  • Aug
    24
    Decorah Summer Lawn Chair Nights | View Details Location: 201 West Main St., Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017

    A night filled with music!

    Contact:

    Enjoy the summer with Lawn Chair Nights. Live music provided by local artists!

    Lawn Chair Nights is held on the grounds of the Winneshiek County Courthouse, 201 West Main, Decorah. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

    Unless otherwise indicated the rain location is in the covered area under the Decorah Public Library.

    Free event.   

    Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017

    June 1 Mark Armstrong
    June 8 Don’t Quit Your Day Job Big Band
    June 15 Relay for Life
    June 22 7 p.m. Kindred Minds
    8 p.m. Michael McElrath
    June 29 7 p.m. North Star Boys’ Choir
    8 p.m. Decorah Municipal Band
    July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
    July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
    July 20 Nordic Dancers
    July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
    Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
    Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
    Aug. 17  Touch of Brass and Squirrel Tail
    Aug. 24 Root River Jam
    Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band

  • Aug
    31
    Decorah Summer Lawn Chair Nights | View Details Location: 201 West Main St., Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Aug 31, 2017

    The sound of music!

    Contact: Lissa Blake news@decorahnewspapers.com

    Enjoy the summer with Lawn Chair Nights. Live music provided by local artists!

    Lawn Chair Nights is held on the grounds of the Winneshiek County Courthouse, 201 West Main, Decorah. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

    Unless otherwise indicated the rain location is in the covered area under the Decorah Public Library.

    Free event.   

    Lawn Chair Night Schedule 2017

    June 1 Mark Armstrong
    June 8 Don’t Quit Your Day Job Big Band
    June 15 Relay for Life
    June 22 7 p.m. Kindred Minds
    8 p.m. Michael McElrath
    June 29 7 p.m. North Star Boys’ Choir
    8 p.m. Decorah Municipal Band
    July 6 Tom Schramm and the LPs
    July 13 Winneshiek County Fair (no performance)
    July 20 Nordic Dancers
    July 27 Nordic Fest (no performance)
    Aug. 3 Michelle Lynn
    Aug. 10 Uptown Jazz
    Aug. 17 Touch of Brass and Squirrel Tail
    Aug. 24 Root River Jam
    Aug. 31 Guttenberg German Band

September 2017
  • Sep
    02
    Winneshiek County Farm Crawl | View Details Location: 507 West Water, Decorah, Iowa 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Sep 02, 2017

    Explore local farms!

    Contact: 563-382-2023

    Free event! Spend the day visiting seven Winneshiek County farms. Each farm will offer free tours and samples. See below for the list of farms and tour schedule. Attached is a flyer with schedule, information, and addresses.

    1. Winneshiek Farmers Market

    Do your shopping at the Winneshiek Farmers Market from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. in downtown Decorah. 

    2. Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

    Visitors to the winery can take their photo at Ole and Lena, sample wines, eat a meal off the menu, walk through the vineyards and attend the tour presentation.  The grapes will be getting ripe as harvest generally starts mid-September. Sample homemade fruit pies.

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Tour Times: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

    Due to road construction on the North Winn Rd. take the Locust Road north from Decorah to Locust. Turn left on 337th Street to Winneshiek Wildberry.

    3. Seed Savers Exchange

    Sample dozens of heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes - including favorites and rare varieties from SSE’s seed bank. Also stop in and enjoy hayrides, participate in the salsa tasting contest, and learn how to save your own tomato seeds. See listed program time for more information.

    Lillian Goldman Visitors Center open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Tour times:

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Hayrides

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Tomato Tasting

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Salsa Tasting Contest

    1:30 pm - Tomato Preservation Workshop: How to preserve your tomato harvest for the winter

    2:30 pm - Workshop, TBD

    3:30 pm - Tomato Seed Saving Workshop

    Check back for update on construction on the North Winn Road.

    4. Iowa's Dairy Center

    Iowa’s Dairy Center is not only a working farm, but a tourism facility where you can learn about modern dairy farming. On your tour you will see the milking parlor, robotic milking facility, freestall barn for housing the milk cows, special needs barn for calving, calf barn and Iowa’s Dairy Museum. Sample yogurt from Country View Dairy

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tour times: Noon and 1:30 pm

    5. Empty Nest Winery

    Come watch the virtual tour of how our wine is made the old fashion way by fermenting the whole fruit/berries not the juice; also how we tore down & reclaimed our 100 year old barn into our new winery building. Then sample our wines and hard ciders to see how they are 'True to the Fruit'.  Sample wine and hard ciders for people 21 years and over.

    Tour times: Virtual tours will be going all the time from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    6. WW Homestead Dairy

    Take a self-guided tour down our viewing hallway and learn about where we make our award winning cheese curds, block cheese & ice cream. Sample our fresh cheese curds and try a few flavors of our premium ice cream while you’re visiting! 

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Tour times: Self-guided tours are available throughout the day.

    7. Winneshiek County Fairgrounds - Raising the Roof Fundraising Concert - Party on the Track with Craig Morgan

    $35 Advance Tickets, $40 Day of Show

    7:00 p.m. High Valley 8:30 p.m. Craig Morgan

    Purchase tickets online at www.winneshiekcountyfair.org.

    Pork Roast Dinner in Danan Lansing Building open to the public 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Raffle drawing will be announced that evening.

    camping available - non electrical $20 per night. Call for reservations or questions on ticket purchase. 563-419-4716 or 563-419-1549

  • Sep
    07
    NICC Fall Fest | View Details Location: 1625 IA-150, Calmar, IA 52132
    Event Date: Thu, Sep 07, 2017

    Family fun!

    Contact:

    Bring the whole family to a night of fun and community! Enjoy foodinflatables, rides and carnival games for kids of all ages. Music throughout the evening. It’s the kick-off to fall you don’t want to miss! Learn more at www.nicc.edu/fallfest.

  • Sep
    09
    Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days | View Details Location: Highway 43 and Highway 44, Mabel, MN 55954
    Event Date: Sat, Sep 09, 2017

    Steam ahead!

    Contact: 507-493-5350

    The 65th Annual Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days wil be held September 9 through September 10 in Mabel, MN at the Junction of Highway 43 & 44 in Southeastern Minnesota just 30 minutes north of Decorah, IA.

    All day Steam Engine activities include: old time threshing, shingle mill, log sawing, corn shelling & shredding, rock crushing, blacksmith shop, tractor plowing & sub soiling, and tractor dyno. Each day at noon there is a parade. Wonderful food available daily as well as many activites all throughout the day.

    Cost: $5 to get on the Steam Engine grounds.

     

  • Sep
    10
    Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days | View Details Location: Highway 43 and Highway 44, Mabel, MN 55954
    Event Date: Sun, Sep 10, 2017

    Steam ahead!

    Contact: 507-493-5350

    The 65th Annual Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days wil be held September 9 through September 10 in Mabel, MN at the Junction of Highway 43 & 44 in Southeastern Minnesota just 30 minutes north of Decorah, IA.

    All day Steam Engine activities include: old time threshing, shingle mill, log sawing, corn shelling & shredding, rock crushing, blacksmith shop, tractor plowing & sub soiling, and tractor dyno. Each day at noon there is a parade. Wonderful food available daily as well as many activites all throughout the day.

    Cost: $5 to get on the Steam Engine grounds.

     

  • Sep
    30
    17th Annual Upper Iowa River Clean-Up | View Details Location: 3312 Chimney Rock Road, Cresco, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Sep 30, 2017

    Upper IA River clean-up!

    Contact: 563-735-5768

    A fun and rewarding opportunity to give back to the river that supports life and provides entertainiment for all ages.

    Free breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m.
    Free sack lunch
    Free canoe
    Free transportation beginning at 10:00 a.m.
    Potluck supper and door prizes at 6:00 p.m.

    Sponsored by Chimney Rock Campground and supported by local merchants.
    For more information and to preregister, contact Deb, Chimney Rock Campground, at 563-735-5786 or chimneyrock1995@gmail.com.

October 2017
  • Oct
    31
    Ghost Stories at the Porter | View Details Location: 401 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Oct 31, 2017

    Boo!

    Contact: 563-382-8465

    Years before Bert and Grace Porter resided at the stately brick Victorian, its original inhabitants, Dighton Ellsworth and his family, darkened its stairwells, and made merry there during holidays.

    Visit the Porter House on Sunday afternoon on October 30 to see, hear, or sense for yourself if any early "Porter House Ghosties" still hide in the bell tower, or lurk in the basement. No tricks--just stories and treats for all who dare visit.

    Regular admission fee ($7 adults; $5 seniors; $5 youth; children under 12 are free) includes both the museum tour and story experience; or just stop in for the story and leave an optional donation. All ages welcome.

July 2018