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Old 04-18-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Does anyone know when this is scheduled? I've read that Michael Zahs displays his collection yearly in Ainsworth but I haven't come across the dates for a 2014 show.

Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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This sounds like a great event! But I couldn't find a date for 2014, either. I also couldn't find a phone number or email addy for the Ainsworth Community Center/Opera House.

Here's the article for last year. It was held at the end of April. Seems reasonable that the date might be similar in 2014.

Annual Feed Sack Display & Meal

The Ainsworth Community Center/Opera House will hold their Annual feed sack display and meal Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th , 2013.

Hours for the display are 10 am to 8 pm. Buffet meal hours are 5pm to 7pm both nights. Some of the buffet items are ham, fried chicken, beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, Howdy’s corn bread and beans, veggies, salads and desserts. Hope you can join us. We will have quilts, many different old feed sacks, aprons, some clothes, curtains, and much more on display. Cost for this year’s event is $1 per person for the display and $7 per person for the buffet meal. The Ainsworth Community Center/Opera House is located at 284 Railroad St. Ainsworth, IA.

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Old 04-19-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Thank you Meemur!

I finally found a little more info and it does seem as though the end of April is the annual date. Darn...I'll be in St. Louis in June and had hoped the show would work with my travel plans since I would be *kind of* in the area. What a great exhibit this would be!

This article is quite nice if you have interest in the topic:

https://blog.etsy.com/en/2011/feed-s...abric-history/
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Thanks!

I'm new to Iowa, and I'm making a list of cool events like that, plus it's certainly in the budget.

I like events that spotlight history or are just weird . . . (:
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Me too!

If you get a chance to attend please report back. Maybe I'll be able to make my way in that direction earlier in the year sometime.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Meemur
Here's a link to the site for the Old Midwest Threshers Reunion, an annual event centered around the Labor Day Weekend in Mount Pleasant.
This event certainly spotlights history &, since you are new to Iowa, you might find it fits your category of "weird", as you put it.
Midwest Old Settlers & Threshers
And for an entirely different vibe, hop over to nearby Fairfield, the home of the Maharishi University of Management.
Between those two attractions or institutions, you can hardly find more cultural contrast within 20 miles anywhere else in southeast Iowa.
Maharishi University of Management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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That sounds cool, too! Thanks.

I celebrate the past because it makes me appreciate modern farming methods, if nothing else! (:
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