2022 UPCOMING EVENTS

Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market - MAY 21 & 28

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The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held in Downtown Des Moines’ Historic Court District every Saturday morning, May through October. The Market brings urban and rural communities together, supporting nearly 300 entrepreneurial vendors from 50 counties across the state. Find Madison County Winery at the Farmer's Market from 7 am - noon on select dates!

LOCATION: Madison County Winery will be located at spot 3N08 (West Side of 3rd and Court across from the parking garage and next to Annie's Irish Pub)

Farmers Market Dates that Madison County Winery will be in attendance:

  • May 7

  • May 21

  • May 28

  • June 4

  • June 25

  • July 12

  • July 16

  • August 13

  • August 20

  • September 3

  • September 17

  • October 1

 

FROM THE DOWNTOWN FARMER'S MARKET PAGE:

The Downtown streets will be filled with live music and the smells of fresh, local food when the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines returns for its Opening Day on Saturday, May 7. The Market takes place every Saturday morning from May through October. Hours are 7 a.m. – Noon, with a later start time during October when hours are 8 a.m. – Noon. The Market spans nine city blocks in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) in the Historic Court District: On Court Avenue from Water Street to Fifth Avenue and extending north and south on Second Avenue, Third Street and Fourth Street. The Market is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

FREE DOG NIGHT AT MADISON COUNTY WINERY - MAY 29

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Our tasting room and patio are staying open late for our Furry Friends! Bring your dog out to the winery for a frolic through the vineyard and open pasture while you enjoy the rolling hillsides, pergola, and firepit. This special event is open to the public and dogs are not required to attend and enjoy the event.  

Free Dog Night Dates at Madison County Winery:

  • Sunday, May 29 from 4-7 pm

  • Saturday, June 25 from 4-7 pm 

  • Thursday, July 28 from 4-7 pm

In celebration of Memorial Day Weekend, we will also be offering a free hot dog with your first glass of wine or beer on Sunday, May 29!

AIRING OF THE QUILTS - JUNE 4

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DATE: Saturday, June 4

TIME: All day

LOCATION (off-site event): Iowa Quilt Museum 68 E Court Winterset, 50273

Marvel at over 100 quilts on display in the charming town of Winterset, IA. Quilts will be displayed around the historical square, in our covered bridges and other locations in town.

This year, we're offering activities three days leading up to the actual Airing of the Quilts to include classes, a retreat, and more from June 1-3, 2022. 

Follow the event to stay on top of all of their activities and to purchase tickets!

 

Airing of the Quilts Tickets

  • $15 per person with code: 2022EarlyBird.

  • $20 the week before and at the door.

14TH ANNUAL SIP AND SAMPLE - JUNE 4

DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2022

LOCATION: Main Street, Lake View Iowa

Join us for the 2022 Sip & Sample - one of Lake View's most popular events as we kick off summer.

 

Sip & Sample will take place on June 4th, 2022 from 2-5:30 on Main Street in Lake View.

Enjoy wine, liquor, and beer samples from top Iowa producers, including Madison County Winery. While sipping, browse shopping, craft, and food vendors with friends as well as enjoy live music.

Cost of entry is $15 and includes your sample cup. Attendees MUST present valid ID. 

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FREE DOG NIGHT AT MADISON COUNTY WINERY - JUNE 25

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Our tasting room and patio are staying open late for our Furry Friends! Bring your dog out to the winery for a frolic through the vineyard and open pasture while you enjoy the rolling hillsides, pergola, and firepit. This special event is open to the public and dogs are not required to attend and enjoy the event.  

Free Dog Night Dates at Madison County Winery:

  • Sunday, May 29 from 4-7 pm

  • Saturday, June 25 from 4-7 pm 

  • Thursday, July 28 from 4-7 pm

ST CHARLES OLD SETTLERS DAYS - JULY 15 & 16

DATE: July 15 - July 16

LOCATION: St. Charles Lions Park

 

Find our wine at this fun event in our hometown of St. Charles. It includes a 1K/5K Walk/Run, Cribbage, Quilts of Valor, Bingo, Parade, Car Show, Breakfast, Bags Tournament, ice cream/desserts, Kids' rides, contests, etc.

Event page: www.facebook.com/events/700728014249385

NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY - JULY 20

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More information coming soon on this holiday that celebrates one of our favorite sweet wines!

FREE DOG NIGHT AT MADISON COUNTY WINERY - JULY 28

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Our tasting room and patio are staying open late for our Furry Friends! Bring your dog out to the winery for a frolic through the vineyard and open pasture while you enjoy the rolling hillsides, pergola, and firepit. This special event is open to the public and dogs are not required to attend and enjoy the event.  

Free Dog Night Dates at Madison County Winery:

  • Sunday, May 29 from 4-7 pm

  • Saturday, June 25 from 4-7 pm 

  • Thursday, July 28 from 4-7 pm

NATIONAL BALLOON CLASSIC - JULY 29 - AUGUST 6

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DATE: July 29 - August 6

LOCATION (off-site event): 15335 Jewell St Indianola, IA 50125

In addition to being able to find our wine at the festival, you can enjoy a 9-day, highly competitive, one-of-a-kind hot air ballooning event that includes live music, Nite Glows, Fabulous Food & Beverages, Dawn Patrol, Fireworks and so much more!

MADISON COUNTY FALL CRAWL - SEPTEMBER 25

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DATE: Sunday, September 25

LOCATION (off-site event): Pammel Park Coffee Company, 1968 Pammel Park Road., Winterset, IA 50273.

A free event to attend. Come check out all the stops on this year's fall crawl. Multiple stops with multiple vendors, music, kids activities, pumpkins, and so much more at local small businesses! Start your morning at Pammel Park Coffee Co. and make the rounds to all the stops throughout the day. Starts at 9am and runs till 4pm. Various locations host different hours. Passports available to enter into the giveaway at every location. New stops added this year!

VINESTOCK WINE & ARTS FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 1

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DATE: Saturday, October 01, 2022

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION (off-site event): Downtown Peterson, IA 51047

 

Save the Date for VINESTOCK Wine and Arts Festival 2022! Stroll through downtown Peterson and enjoy wine and beer tasting from various wineries and breweries, as well as delicious food and shopping of arts, crafts and more!

MADISON COUNTY COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 8 & 9

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DATE: October 8 & 9, 2022

LOCATION (off-site event): 73 E. Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273

Please join us for the annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th! Admission is just $2 (children 11 and under are free). Tickets are available at the gate.

More information: https://www.madisoncounty.com/covered-bridge-festival-2/

SPOTTED HORSE GRAVEL ULTRA - OCTOBER 21 & 22

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DATE: October 21 & 22, 2022

A 150 mile self-supported bicycle adventure on the dirt and gravel roads of south central Iowa. Enjoy beautiful fall scenery and an abundance of hills as work to finish within the time limit.

Registration now open: https://www.bikereg.com/52908