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2019 IOWA: OCTOBER 2019
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October 4-6, 2019
Oktoberfest 2019
Amana Colonies, Iowa
Everyone's favorite German-style fall festival! Parade, activities, and music throughout the colonies.

October 14-18, 2019
National School Lunch Week
School Nutrition Association.

2018 IOWA: OCTOBER 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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October 5, 2018 - Living History Farms Annual Farmstasia Gala
Urbandale, Iowa
Farmstasia is a casually elegant fundraising dinner/auction event held in the historic Flynn Barn. We will also announce the winner of our Teacher of the Year contest at the Gala. Proceeds from Farmstasia support Living History Farms’ extensive education and outreach programs, which serve more than 23,000 Iowa school children annually.

October 12, 2018  Annual Harvest Festival - Boone, Iowa
Boone County Hospital Foundation. 5:30 pm at Boulders Inn & Suites.

October 15, 2018  Iowa Hunger Summit - Des Moines, Iowa
The World Food Prize Foundation established the Iowa Hunger Summit as a means to celebrate Iowa's great successes in fighting hunger and poverty and to unite in further action against both.  The Iowa Hunger Summit seeks to gather leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other individuals and groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger.

October 17-19, 2018  Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium
Des Moines, Iowa
The Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, which is held each year in conjunction with the awarding of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. Known as the "Borlaug Dialogue," this three-day event brings together international experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers to address cutting-edge issues in food security and nutrition.


2017 IOWA: OCTOBER 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

October 7, 2017
The Taco Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well.

October 7, 2017 - Living History Farms Corn Harvest - Urbandale, Iowa
Visit our historic farms and discover the process of picking corn in the past! Walk into the corn fields and help farm interpreters decide on harvest readiness! Take a horse and wagon ride and view corn picking machinery demonstrations. Help turn the crank on the corn sheller and witness a traditional farm hand's dinner. Demonstrations will be weather and crop dependent.

2015 IOWA: OCTOBER 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 14, 2015  Panel hosted by Oxfam at The World Food Prize
Des Moines, Iowa
Oxfam is hosting a panel event during The World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. Norman Uphoff (Professor of Government and International Agriculture at Cornell University), Caryl Levine (co-founder of Lotus Foods Inc.), Vara Prasad (USAID), and Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank) will be speaking on the panel.

2010 IOWA: OCTOBER 2010 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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October 2, 2010  Tri-States Chili Cookoff - Dubuque, Iowa
Celebrate the autumn season in Cable Car Square, with entertainment, food, and chili cook-off contest.



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