Weekend in Winterset, June 6 – 9, 2019


Community Band Lawn Chair Night

6:00pm meal with 7:00 pm music
Courthouse Lawn

Like apple pie with ice cream, fresh lemonade, and fireworks on the Fourth of July, there’s just something quintessentially small-town summer about sitting outside and listening to live music where the grown-ups chat between songs and the kids run off to the edges and play or dance along. The Winterset Community band will be making this happen at Lawn Chair Night concerts on the courthouse lawn every Thursday through July 11th. Each week food is available for purchase through a different community group and the Winterset Community Band regales listeners with their talent. Tonight, the VFW Auxiliary will be serving beef burgers, chips, water, ice cream and other desserts. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and come enjoy a fun evening with fellow community members!

This Weekend

Bike Ride Around Town (B.R.A.T.)

Friday • June 7 • 5:00 pm
Meet at City Park

Meet up at the city park Friday at 5:00pm for the Bike Ride Around Town before the First Friday Concert Series. The ride will follow the sharrows (bicycle pavement markings) around Winterset and is a 7 mile route that you can ride as many times as you like. Maps of the shared roadway route will be provided. When you end back at the city, there will be food, drink and live music so you can wind down!

First Friday Concert Series | Adam Bruce & April Lynn

Friday • June 7 • 6:00pm food, 7:00pm music
Winterset City Park

The First Fridays Concert Series will be held in the north shelter area at Winterset City Park on the first Friday evening in the months of June, July, and August. These events are free to attend and hot food will be available for purchase, as well as beer, wine coolers, and bottled water. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 pm, and live music begins at 7:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, relax on the gently sloping hillside, and enjoy summer under the stars! June’s entertainment will be provided by Adam Bruce & April Lynn.

Women’s Weekend in Winterset

Classes begin Friday • 6/7
Style Show on Saturday • 6/8 • 9:15am

Women of Winterset: take advantage of a huge variety of classes, demonstrations and other fun opportunities during the 2019 Women’s Weekend in Winterset. Classes are being offered in Fiber Arts & Quilting, Gardening, Jewelry, Painting & Ink, Glass work, Cooking & Nutrition, Photography, extra merchants in a ‘pop-up shop’ on the west courthouse lawn plus a style show on Saturday morning!  It’s not too late to sign up—visit the Madison County Chamber of Commerce online store.

The style show will take place Saturday morning at 9:15 on the west lawn of the courthouse. The style show is free and open to all and will feature several of our downtown retail merchants. Go see what they have in their spring collections.

Classic Car Show & Shine

Saturday • June 8 • 4:00pm – 7:00pm
on the Winterset Square

Open to the public and car entry is free.  There will be door prizes for car entrants at 6:30.  Get your classic out of the garage, dust it off and drive it to town to enjoy the oldies music and great classic cars and trucks.

Red Dirt Renegades

Saturday • June 8 • 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Live Music Saturday at the Winterset Cidery

The weather looks delightful for an evening of live music and great cider in the beautiful Madison County countryside with the Red Dirt Renegades this Saturday evening at the Winterset Cidery. There is a $5 cover charge.

Pastries on the Patio for C.R.I.S.P.

Sunday • June 9 • 10:00am – 1:00pm
1st Avenue Collective

We hope to see you on Sunday morning at 1st Avenue Collective, the artisan market at the old county jail (220 N 1st Ave), where they are hosting a patio garden party with Pammel Park Coffee, tea, and pastries for a freewill donation to benefit C.R.I.S.P. and Prevent Child Abuse Madison County.

Winterset Area Skate Park Dedication

Sunday • June 9 • 2:00pm
Rotary Plaza – corner of Summit & South 4th Ave

EVERYONE is invited this Sunday to the dedication celebration hosted by The Friends of the Winterset Area Skate Park.  Festivities will begin at 2:00pm as skaters, scooters, BMX bikers and inline skaters gather to skate and enjoy the park.  At 3:00pm the dedication will begin which will include a recognition of donors, a check presentation, a free drawing for skateboards and many other fun things!  Ice cream bars and cookies will be available.

Sunday Wine Down

Sunday • June 9 • 2:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery


Kevin is a talented young musician from Ventura, Iowa, currently touring with Chad Elliott. There is no cover during the Sunday Wine Down. If you like what you hear, you can show your appreciation to the musician with the tip jar. Weather permitting, music will be outside so bring a lawn chair.

Coming up at the Iowa Theater


Martha is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, instead she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbor who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you. PG-13 / 91 min

Coming Soon

National Skillet Throw Annual Championship

Friday • 6/14 • 6:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday • 6/15 • 10:00am til done
Macksburg Park

Head to Macksburg for the National Skillet Throw Annual Championship next weekend. Friday night there will be $1 hot dogs and $2 hamburgers available in the park during Skillet Throw Practice. Saturday morning starts off with a 10:00am parade & 10:30am Pedal Tractor Pull. Sign up & check in begins at 11am with the Championship starting at 12 noon. The street will be rocking after 5:30 as the event concludes with a Street Dance. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy your time at Macksburg park with a pie auction, meat raffle drawing, kids activities and a vendor/flea market.

DONATE to the “Passport to the Past” McKee Barn Sale

Small donations accepted DAILY
Large donations accepted June 24-27

Madison County Historical Complex

The Historical Complex is currently taking donations of clothing and household items for their annual Barn Sale fundraiser. All proceeds fund family activities at the museum complex during the Covered Bridge Festival. Please note that large items will only be accepted June 24 – 27.

Musical Theater, Jr – The Winterset Stage

Monday – Thursday • June 17-20 • 9:00am – 12 noon
For students in Grades 1-4 in the 2019-2020 school year

Class held at The Iowa Theater

These kids knot it’s a no brainer…register your child today to explore the world of musical theater combining music, dance and drama to create a full immersion theatrical experience. This is just one of the classes being offered by The Winterset Stage this summer. You can see the full list on their website.

And Finally …

T-Shirt Mondays!

These folks are part of the Winterset RAGBRAI committee which is working hard these days hoping to get us all prepared for the event that is RAGBRAI.  Support our community by purchasing a Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirt for $20 at wintersetRAGBRAI.com, and BONUS: if you wear your Winterset RAGBRAI t-shirt on Mondays you can get discounts at:

1st Ave Collective
Angel Wings and CT
Anything Sweet & More
Backstage Studio
Ben Franklin
Breedings True Value
Cedar Creek Animal Clinic
Country Cutters
Edward Jones – Whitney Messerschmitt
Edward Jones – Larry Laughlin
Harvest Creek

Heartland Fiber
Jones Creek Apparel
Madison Co. Mercantile
Modern Reflections
Montross Pharmacy
Northside Cafe
Piece Works Quilt Shop
Pine Creek
Rhapsody Rose Floral
Spoons Full of Sugar
The Finishing Touch
Uptown Styles
Village Bootery

Offer is good May 20 – July 22.  Discounts subject to change.

Volunteer TODAY!

Please consider volunteering to help make Winterset the BEST overnight town during this years RAGBRAI.  There are lots of ways to help – from set up to tear down, information booth or beverage garden there is a spot for YOU.  Go to the WintersetRAGBRAI.com website and fill out the Volunteer info form. You will need to purchase a cool blue discounted $10 t-shirt to wear on July 22nd.

Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Ben Franklin
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaüs Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Cidery
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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