Category Archives: Events

When All Else Fails… Drink Wine!

photocredit:  winemag.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Well, folks, it’s finally that time.  Time for the big bad blog post about the very heart and soul of Harvest Festival. It’s time to talk wine. I began today's blog journey with a little research on the eleven fabulous wine stations.  It’s almost hard to believe these extraordinary places are located throughout Iowa. ...
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You can Shop til you Drop

photocredit: hayesmansion.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Yes, yes, it’s another post about Harvest Festival today.  But seriously, it’s such an amazing event in Clear Lake that it’s deserving of so many posts. So we’ve covered the bands, the Iowa Distilling Company, the amazing prizes, the spectacular gift certificates.  But we haven’t yet touched on the many vendors that set...
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Gifts Galore!

photocredit:  dreamatico.com BY: RACHEL SMITH The act of gift giving elicits a feeling of satisfaction to the giver.  Seeing the person’s reaction to your gift results in a sense of euphoria; you’ve made another human happy and it’s thrilling. Being on the receiving end of the gift, however, is equally as exciting.  Sometimes I have to remind myself...
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Trust me, you’re a GREAT dancer!!!

photocreidt:  www.winedigs.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Okay, that might be the wine talking.  But usually by mid-afternoon during Harvest Fest, one or all of my girlfriends decide that we are great dancers. I mean, last year I watched a woman pick up this giant gourd outside of Larsen’s Mercantile and play it like a guitar. Wait…was that me?  Did I...
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