Fort Madison, IA – The Fort Madison Main Street 8th Annual Wine & Beer Walk will take place on Friday Nov. 17th from 5:00-8:00pm. The annual event will feature regional flavors for you to enjoy at a variety of locations in the Main Street district.
Participating producers include: Ardon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Burlington Makers of Beer, Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, Christian Herschler District Winery, East Grove Farms Winery, Fareway, Fireside Winery, Fleck Sales, Golden Eagle, Hy-Vee, Iowa Brewing Company, Keg Creek, Lake Hill Winery, Lindon Winery, Lost Duck Brewing Co, Mississippi River Distillery, Parkside Brewing, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Revasser Winery, Stone Cliff Winery, Tassel Ridge Winery, V’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, and Wooden Wheel Vineyard.
The “Early Bird Glass Sale Event” will be at Chuong Garden Restaurant, 712 9th Street, our 2017 Event Sponsor, from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, Nov. 10. This will be the ONLY night to get your commemorative 2017 glass for only $10.00. After the 10th, the glasses will be available for $15 at the Partners office, Funky Cowgirl or Under the Sun Next Door during regular business hours. Due to age restrictions, each participant must be present to show proper I.D.
The purchase of a glass will include a vendor listing map and a “Golden Ticket”, which is valid at participating downtown businesses for $5.00 off a purchase of $25.00 starting November 18th through December 1st. Those “Golden Tickets” are even more valuable this year, so be sure to fill out the back when using your coupon at participating businesses! This year, International Eye Care will be holding a drawing on December 4th, for the winner of a fantastic gift basket that includes a $250 gift certificate, bottles of wine, and assorted other goodies!
Participating Main Street businesses with vendors include: Artisans Next Door, Atlas Steak & Smokehouse, Chuong Garden Restaurant, Dana Bushong Jewelers, Dodd Printing & Stationery, Group Benefit Partners, MidWest One Bank, Dollhouse Dreams, Faeth Cigar Store, Forget-Me-Not Antiques, Fort Madison Area Arts Association, The Funky Cowgirl, International Eye Care, Harvestville Farm Mercantile, Hill Side Inn, Junque To Gems, Lost Duck Brewing Company, Old Fort Players, Rev Fitness, Sheaffer Pen Museum, Stag, and Under the Sun Next Door. Additional downtown locations, including Elliott Test Kitchen and The Victoria Gallery, will be open with their own little concoctions to share with event goers.
We don’t want to leave out the eating establishments in the District; there’s something for every tastebud. Many establishments will be providing “grab-and-go” items for sale to help curb that appetite while on the walk. If you prefer a more relaxed setting to enjoy a nice sit-down menu style meal that is available, too! Many restaurants and clubs will be open and are offering specials for the evening including Atlas Steak and Smokehouse, Simple Table, Elks Club, & Chuong Garden, to name a few.
The Wine & Beer Walk makes for a perfect evening with loved ones or a bubbling night with friends and family. If you haven’t attended the award winning Fort Madison Wine & Beer Walk before, see for yourself how Main Street puts the spirit back into iconic Avenue G in downtown Fort Madison for the holiday season! See you on Nov. 17th from 5:00-8:00p.m. All proceeds benefit Fort Madison Main Street, an affiliate of Fort Madison Partners, and will help to further downtown revitalization efforts.