Friday • 9/25 • 5:30 – 8:30pm
Live at the Winterset Cidery
The Nadas—Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band—has sold more than 200,000 albums through their own label, Authentic Records, and will be playing live at the Winterset Cidery this Friday night. There will also be four food trucks on sight to make sure you don’t go hungry while you’re sipping on cider and enjoying the tunes. Tickets are $20 per car if pre-purchased online or $10 per person at the door.
Playing this weekend at the Iowa Theater
Friday & Saturday • 7:00pm
Remember, seating at The Iowa is limited. Purchase your tickets ONLINE and/or arrive early to ensure your seat. Doors open at 6:30.
Endlessly quotable, strangely fascinating and immensely charming, there’s a reason that this retains an evergreen appeal. And it takes a hard heart not to grin at the final, euphoric dance number. PG-13, 1hr40m
Madison County Farmers Market
Saturday mornings • 8:00 am – noon
on the Square
Enjoy open air shopping at the Madison County Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 am – Noon on the courthouse square! Find fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, baked goods, honey and more.
Jesse & The Medicine Men
Saturday • 9/26 • 7:00 – 10:00pm
Covered Bridges Winery
Jesse and the Medicine Men will be entertaining wine lovers at Covered Bridges Winery Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 and Karam’s Mediterranean Grill Food Truck will on hand starting at 6:30pm. Weather permitting, the music will be outside so bring a blanket or chair as seating is limited. Social distancing is required and face masks are required to enter the tasting room. There is a $5 cover charge for this live music event.
The first day of Autumn has finally arrived, the days are getting shorter and the leaves are full-swing in their color change! If you’re looking for a little outdoor fun for the family, Madison County has two fabulous options!
Open Every Weekend through October 31
2425 Hiatt Apple Trail
A trip to the Pumpkin Ranch, located South of Winterset, has become an iconic fall activity for many families—especially those of us with kids still in the house.
The Pumpkin Ranch officially opened for the season last weekend and, in addition the corn maze, zip line, jump pillow, hay rack rides, tunnel slides, obstacle course and other outdoor activities, there are some special events planned most weekends. Every Friday from 10:00 to 5:00, you can take advantage of the Pumpkin Pick Up—drive up, point out the pumpkin(s) you want and someone will load it for you. You’ll never even have to leave your car.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to give up the pick-it-yourself experience, but aren’t quite ready to join the crowds, you can head out to the farm every Friday from 10:00 to 4:00 for socially distant pumpkin picking. This Saturday, Mikayla Oz Magic will be performing 30 minute shows at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and on Sundays you can get free horse rides.
General admission to The Pumpkin Ranch is $9.50 per person on Saturdays and Sundays and $7 on Fridays. Children 2 and under are free. Admission includes all activities that are offered that day.
Howell’s Pumpkin Patch
Open Daily 10:00 – 6:00
3145 Howell Court, off the Cumming Highway
The Howell’s Farm has been in the family for 6 generations, today represented by Fred and Cindy Howell and three adult children. The farm covers a little over 800 acres outside Cumming and for years, the rolling farm land and pastures were used for growing corn, beans, hogs, and cattle.
In 1985, Fred began raising flowers specifically for dried florals and today those flowers cover more than 15 acres. In 1999, Fred and Cindy opened up the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, and began the special fun of sharing their beautiful farm with visitors from far and wide. Guests can enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, the Kiddie Korral full of activities and excitement for young children, the Halloween Gift Shop, fall foods, wagon rides, a super selection of fall decorations, and a tour of the dried flowers and the unique and beautiful displays of gifts and florals in the historic 1910 barn.
Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is $11 which covers most everything. A few extra activities, like the zip line and pumpkin cannon, are available at an additional cost. This weekend happens to be Heroes Weekend where active and veteran military members, law enforcement officers, fireman and first responders get free admission and half price admission for up to 4 family members with ID.
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