Weekend in Winterset • September 29


Beer Choir: Oktoberfest Edition

Thursday • September 29 • 7:00 – 8:30pm
The Drift with Madison County Music Co.

Break out your lederhosen and join Madison County Music Co. at The Drift for a special Oktoberfest edition of Beer Choir!

Beer Choir is a social singing event open to all, no talent required! It’s so simple – you get a beer, get a seat, and we lead you through a couple hours of hilarious drinking songs from the official songbook, the Beer Choir Hymnal! This time around there will be a heavy emphasis on songs from our bier-drinking friends, the Germans!

Non-beer drinkers are also welcome. (The Drift has a great selection of wines, cocktails, appetizers and soft drinks.) And if you just want to drink and listen, you’re welcome, too, but don’t be surprised when you end up joining in the singing!

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This Weekend

Musical Story Time with Miss Megan

Saturday • October 1 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Bring your baby, toddler, or pre-school aged kiddo to the Library on Saturday morning for a 30-minute mini-concert just for kids! Miss Megan from Madison County Music Co. will entertain and engage young audiences with a variety of age-appropriate musical selections. This program will be repeated on Wednesday, October 5th, at 10:00am.

Winterset .150K Race

Saturday • October 1 • 11:00am
Winterset City Park

City Park is turning 150 and the Winterset Parks & Recreations Department is going to celebrate by hosting their 1st annual .150K Race (492ft). Even if you’re not registered to run, head out to the park to cheer on the ‘athletes’ and join in the celebration. There will be live music, yard games, & a silent auction benefiting Hold Our Youth Tight, beer and root beer from 1st Down Brewing Co. and awesome shirts from Lumberjack Design Co.

The Woman King

September 30 & October 1 • 7:00pm, October 2 • 2:00pm
The Iowa Theater

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.  PG-13, 2hr 14min

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Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday • October 1 • 8:00am – Noon
Monumental Park

The Madison County Farmers Market has temporarily moved to Monumental Park (beside the library) because of the courthouse construction.

Fiber Art Now: Excellence in Quilts 2022

On exhibit through December 18
Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E Court

The Iowa Quilt Museum just installed a brand new exhibit of contemporary art quilts and it’s amazing! This fabulous museum is a treasure right in our own back yard and admission is just $8.

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Next Week

History on the Hill o’ Beans

Tuesday • October 4 • 9:00am
Madison County Historical Complex

Hill O’ Beans is back in October! Head to ‘the hill’ for coffee and a sweet treat as the Madison County Historical Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Red Delicious Apple and discusses the history of Hiatt’s Hawkeye. You’ll also get a sneak peek at their Covered Bridge Festival pop-up exhibit celebrating the exciting anniversary of this local fruit.

Musical Story Time with Miss Megan

Wednesday • October 5 • 10:00am
Winterset Public Library

Bring your baby, toddler, or pre-school aged kiddo to the Library on Saturday morning for a 30-minute mini-concert just for kids! Miss Megan from Madison County Music Co. will entertain and engage young audiences with a variety of age-appropriate musical selections. This is a repeat of the program first held on Saturday, October 1st.


Wednesday • October 5 • 7:00pm
The Iowa Theater

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. 1988, PG, 1 hr 33 min

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Concert Series with Megan Barrett

Friday • October 7 • 2:00pm
Winterset Public Library

Music is good for the brain, the body, and the soul! Head to the library on the first Friday of each month at 2:00pm for a mini-concert with Megan Barrett and friends (yes, that’s me). Each month’s program will feature a variety of tunes guaranteed to fill you with warm nostalgia, get your toe tapping, and have you humming (or singing along). This program is geared especially for adults and pulls music mostly from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The theme for October is Spooky Songs!

First Friday Jam Session

Friday • October 7 • 3:00pm
Winterset Public Library

If you play an acoustic instrument, then after the 2:00 ‘concert,’ it will be your turn to jam!

Winterset Rotary Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk

Saturday • October 8 • 9:00am
Starts & Ends at Winterset City Park

The Winterset Rotary Club’s Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk is a tradition each year during the Covered Bridge Festival. Age divisions for run/walk are: 14 & under; 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ and you can enter as an individual or as a family team of two. Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group.

Covered Bridge Festival

Friday & Saturday • October 8 & 9

Just in case you’ve had your head buried in the sand for the past several weeks, here’s your reminder that the annual Covered Bridge Festival is next weekend! I’ll publish a comprehensive post about all the festivities early next week.

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Planning Ahead

Marvelous Marshmallow Workshop

Thursday • 10/13 • 3:30 – 5:00pm
Madison County Extension

Youth in Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join Madison County Extension for a fun and yummy after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workshop! Extension staff will walk youth from Winterset Elementary School to the Extension Office after school. Registration fee is $10.00 and space is limited so get signed up now!

Lil’ Husky Basketball

Saturdays • November 5-December 17
Registration Deadline October 22
Winterset Parks & Recreation Dept

WPRD has just opened registration for their Lil’ Husky Basketball Program. This program is for children going into Kindergarten next year, and current Kindergarteners. Links to register:
Pre-K: https://tinyurl.com/4m5mv3tn
Kindergarten: https://tinyurl.com/3rn86aye

Halloween Hikes & Day of the Dead Festival

Saturday • October 29 • 5:00 – 8:00pm
Pammel Park Lodge

USB ISU Tailgate

Saturday • November 5

You can also check out the community calendar page to see how events align with your own calendar!

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