The Winterset Citizen, June 26, 2020

Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday mornings • 8:00 am – noon
on the Square

The Madison County Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:00 am – Noon on the courthouse square!  Enjoy shopping for fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, baked goods, and honey.

The Madison County Farmers Market will be following the state’s COVID-19 guidelines & ask customers to follow them also:  If you are sick or have been sick, stay home; respect social distancing of 6 feet; and wear a mask or face covering.

Only farm products and food will be allowed- no crafts at this time, nor special entertainment or social gatherings.

Madison County Airing of the Quilts

Saturday • June 27 • 10:00 – 4:00

The Iowa Quilt Museum is also forging ahead with their annual event, the Madison County Airing of the Quilts. In its third year, this community-wide quilt show celebrates both beautiful quilts and the beauty and history of Winterset and Madison County. Quilts will be on display in over a dozen locations around our community including the courthouse, Monumental Park, City Park, and four of the covered bridges.

Tickets for this event are $20 and are available through the event website. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll be emailed a printable ‘ticket’ that includes a map of all of the display locations. This event has become a unique draw for quilters and other visitors to the area and a main source of financial support for the Iowa Quilt Museum. In past years, the event has concluded with a live quilt auction fundraiser. In lieu of an in-person event, they’ve moved their auction online this year. There are nearly twenty items in the auction catalog which can be viewed here.

Community members are encouraged to display quilts on the exterior of their homes on June 27th! Let’s really help them make this a community-wide colorfest of quilts!

Airing of the Quilts Car Show

Saturday, June 27 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Winterset Community Church parking lot
one block east of the square on East Court Avenue

Join the Central Iowa Auto Club at their show which is held in conjunction with the Iowa Quilt Museum’s Airing of the Quilts.  They will display Quilts of Valor and other quilts from the Winterset community.  There is no charge for entry to the show but will request if you have a car entered, you display a quilt.  They will also be taking donations to go to both the Quilts of Valor Foundation and The Iowa Quilt Museum.  Come help raise funds for these wonderful organizations that give so much to our community!

Winterset Parks & Recreation Dept.

Playground in the Park for kids ages 3-8
South Shelter Winterset City Park • $30 per session

June 29 – July 2 • 10:00am – noon
July 27 – 30 • 10:00am – noon
August 10 – 13 • 10:00am – noon

Program includes crafts, stories, hikes, games, snacks and play time.  One of the highlights will be a group hike to Clark Tower on the last day – sack lunch will be needed on this day.  Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

Winterset Tennis Rally – Grades 2 – 8
City tennis courts near the Aquatic Center • No fee

Friday, July 10 • 10:00am – 1:00pm

Youth in grades 2 -8 should join the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department for their annual Winterset Tennis Rally on Friday, July 10th.  Youth players will enjoy a fun filled day of tennis match play, games and contest.  Prizes will be awarded.  Balls, racquets and supervision are provided.  All skill levels are welcome.  No fee.  Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

Youth Tennis Lessons
City tennis courts near the Aquatic Center • $15 per session

Beginner • Grades 3-6 for the 2020-21 school year
Monday – Thursday • July 6 – 9 • 8:45 – 9:45 am

Advanced Beginner • Grades 3-6 for the 2020-21 school year
Monday – Thursday • July 6 – 9 • 10:00 – 11:00 am

Beginner • Grades 2-4 for the 2020-21 school year
Tuesday & Thursday • August 25 – September 3 • 3:30 – 4:30pm

Youth Tennis lessons are designed to develop skills and enthusiasm for the game of tennis – a great lifetime sport.  The US Tennis Association format provides fun and interesting lessons for girls and boys in grades 2-6.  Participants will learn the beginning fundamentals of tennis.  Program involves basic skills, fun drills and tennis games.  Ball, racquets and instruction are provided.  $15 fee per session.  Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.

Help Needed!

CRISP and the Paw Pantry need donations

Since early March the Paw Pantry has passed out over 1,000 boxes of food to people in need in our area. They receive some food each week from the Food Bank of Iowa and have been able to supplement with meat, dairy, and fresh items due to the generous donations of members of our community.

They would like to continue to provide quality food boxes for the rest of June and possibly into July (if donations allow). Please consider making a donation to help them continue this effort!

Checks can be sent to CRISP at 210 W. Green St., Winterset.

Playing at The Iowa

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Let The Iowa entertain you!


Coming soon!!

Bye Bye Birdie

July 8, 10, 11 • 7:00pm
at the Iowa theater presented by The Winterset Stage

In partnership with the Iowa Theater,
The Winterset Stage is presenting this 1963 musical comedy FREE for Winterset Stage Members!
Tickets for non-Winterset Stage member will be regular price.

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie (Janet Leigh), pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

If you’d like to take advantage of this members-only offer, just send an email to The Winterset Stage at and let them know which date you’ll attend.

Friday at 5 Summer Concerts

Friday • July 10 • 5:00pm

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner once again with the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department on this FREE community event! The “Fridays at 5” Concert Series at City Park is for families, and lovers of music, fresh air, summer, and fun!

Easton’s Food Truck will be there serving food, and beer. Beverage and popcorn sales will begin at 5:00 pm and the live music begins at 5:30. July’s featured band is “Willie Mac & the Lost Cousins.”

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and yard games, but please no coolers or additional food or drinks. Also be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from other concert guests.

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