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2023 IOWA: November & December 2023
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(see also: 2021  -  2019  -  2018  -  2017)


November 3-5, 2023
46th Annual National Farm Toy Show - Dyersville, Iowa
National Farm Toy Museum. Events include collectors' dinner, sanctioned micro-mini pull, auction, Mercy Hospital bazaar and pedal pull for kids.  Attendance: 15,000.

November 10, 2023
Harvest Festival - Boone, Iowa
Boone County Hospital Foundation. 5:30 pm at Cobblestone Inn & Suites.

November 23, 2023 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

December 1-3, 2023  Prelude to Christmas at Ackerman Winery
Amana Colonies, Iowa
A timeless escape during the holiday season. Candle-lit streets, Tannenbaum Forest, Santa, and shopping.

December 2, 2023  Norwegian Christmas - Decorah, Iowa
Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center.  This lively day of events includes Scandinavian holiday traditions, crafts, music, a movie, treats, and more. This annual festival is back with many of the usual traditional activities, but with a new friluftsliv twist! “Friluftsliv is a concept central to Nordic culture. It literally translates as ‘open-air living’ and expresses a Scandinavian passion for nature.


2021 IOWA: November & December 2021
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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November 13-14, 2021 - Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival
Various, Iowa
Start your celebration of the season by enjoying holiday foods and wines on the Great River Road Wine Trail!   Each ticket holder will receive a wine trail glass and a six-bottle wine tote at the first winery visited. Their ticket and wine glass will entitle the holder to free wine and food tasting at each winery. You can pay for your ticket at the winery or online, using PayPal. Online purchasers should bring their PayPal receipt to the first winery visited. Plan to enjoy the event for the entire weekend, and visit all nine wineries! Start as far away as you can, and work your way home!!  Please have a designated driver (sorry no wine tasting, but a lot of great local food). Designated driver tickets are $15 per person.  Enjoy the featured wines and ciders paired with holiday foods, at each of the wineries on the Trail!

December 10, 2021 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2019 IOWA: November & December 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

November 8-9, 2019 - Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, presented by Hy-Vee, will be a melting pot for culinary enthusiasts throughout the Midwest, offering the opportunity to discover the latest cooking techniques from local and regional culinary experts.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Variety, The Children’s Charity.

December 7-22, 2019 - Winterfest - Madrid, Iowa
Iowa Arboretum. Come and celebrate the best of Iowa-grown Christmas trees at the Iowa Arboretum. Trees are decorated by local clubs, schools, and organizations. Free event.

2018 IOWA: November & December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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December 7, 2018 - Taste of Christmas - Bloomfield, Iowa
Visit participating businesses in Bloomfield as they share food samples and recipes.

December 8, 2018 - Tuba Christmas - Mason City, Iowa
The annual Tube Christmas concert will perform favorite Christmas carols with over 100 tubas, baritone, saxophone and euphonium musicians from across the state. Performances will begin at 1p.m.

December 21, 2018  Winter Solstice Celebration - Iowa City, Iowa
Celebrate the winter solstice with friends and family at the Winter Solstice Festival of Light.  The Celebration will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.  Participants can enjoy sipping hot chocolate while making holiday gifts out of natural materials including rustic ornaments, orange and clove pomanders, Tic Tac Toe in a Bag, and much more.  The event will conclude with luminary lighting of the Discovery Garden.  No fee to participate. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

2017 IOWA: November & December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

November 3-5, 2017 - Dubuque Food & Wine - Dubuque, Iowa
Featuring gourmet food and wine from the extraordinary Dubuque, Iowa establishments.



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