This Saturday, Dysart will host its fifth annual Iowa Wine and Beer Tasting Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. Twelve Iowa wineries and two Iowa breweries are scheduled for this annual event. Festival committee member, Julie McLaughlin, reports that the Dysart Iowa Wine and Beer Tasting Fall Festival has grown each hear. Julie states that the increased participation from the wineries and breweries, the public enthusiasm, and the local support through their financial and volunteer assistance has galvanized this festival into a popular and successful annual event.
Businesses on Main Street are hosting the Iowa wineries and breweries for the festival. Committee member, Deb Ewoldt, explains that a winery or brewery sets up and the tasting participants then go from business to business sampling the Iowa wines and beers being presented. Deb states that this setup works well if the event experiences inclement weather, and it also offers the local businesses opportunities to introduce guests to their establishment.
To participate in the Iowa wine and beer tasting, a fee of $10 is charged. The Dysart H.A.T. Team will register each tasting participant. Once registered, the participant will receive a wine glass with the event logo and a booklet explaining the Iowa wine and beer selections that are available for the tasters to experience.
Throughout the evening, music will be provided by the Buck Hollow Band. In addition, the local farmers market and speciality booths will be set up for your interest and enjoyment. Hayrides are a must for any fall festival and our festival will be no exception. Take a ride around Dysart the old fashioned way. If you are cold, there will be nice long sleeve t-shirts for sale commemorating the Dysart Iowa Wine and Beer Tasting Fall Festival.
The Dysart Iowa Wine and Beer Tasting Fall Festival is financially supported through local sponsorships, the Dysart Development Corporation, and from a grant awarded by the Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board. We hope to see you Saturday, October 3, to join together to support Dysart and the Iowa wineries and breweries.