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Old 10-03-2010, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Detroit, MI
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Like hay rides or Pumpkin paatches? Apple Orchards and Tree lighting ceremonies? Downtown Bettendorf or Davenport? Can you tell i'm new to the area LOL! Any feedback welcomed.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Every other weds. at grocery stores/libraries/certain restaurants etc. the free paper 'The River Cities Reader' comes out, it has an excellent schedule and ads for all kinds of stuff.

Follow US.67 (River Dr./State St.) out past Le CLaire to Princeton,Ia and they have signs pointing you to a pumpkin Patch and hay rides. There are several others in the area, I just don't know where.

Nothing in either downtowns really as far as festivals for Halloween/Autumn goes...Dav. does a pretty big tree lighting for Christmas...You'll start seeing commercials pretty soon for the "Festival of trees".

This is perfect weather to go down to the farmers markets on Sat and weds mornings in the parking lot of Modern Woodman park in Dav. it ends this month, continues indoors all winter in the Freight House building. In a week or two, take a walk on the bike path to see the leaves changing. Or my favorite "Leaf spot" at Blackhawk state park in Rock Island.



Edit: Don't forget the haunted houses, They have 'em all over the QCA, we went to the one at the fairgrounds in Dav. last year, it was a good one.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Beautiful Fall Weather means its time to fire up the two wheeler or convertible ( or the mini van for you domesticated types ) and do some sight seeing.


Scenic Drive Festival
October 9-10, 2010

The Scenic Drive Festival is our largest festival of the year that is held during the peak of our spectacular fall foliage season, the second full weekend of October. This year promises to better than ever! You won't want to miss it!

Scenic Drive Festival - Villages of Van Buren County Iowa


2010 WORLD FOOD FESTIVAL


Taste your way around the world at the sixth-annual U.S. Cellular® World Food Festival on Oct. 8-10, 2010, in downtown Des Moines’ East Village with international cuisine from 31 local restaurants and vendors in the Cultural Café, live music, cooking demonstrations, international & craft beers, wine, a Marketplace, and more! This award-winning taste and entertainment event is free to attend.

U.S. Cellular World Food Festival Updates! - News - World Food Festival (http://www.worldfoodfestival.org/news/us-cellular-world-food-festival-upd-4.php - broken link)


All-State Barn Tour

Many of the barns from previous tours, along with other freshly restored barns, will be on tour again on Saturday, October 16, and Sunday October 17, 2010. The barns on this free, self-guided tour will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days:

Iowa Barn Foundation All-State Barn Tour


A site that might have something you are looking for.

Iowa Festivals, Art & Craft Shows, Music Festivals in Iowa
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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2010 WORLD FOOD FESTIVAL

I'll be there.



I think there's supposed to be a good apple orchard fall festival thing in Cumming for the Central Iowa folks.
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