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Put on Boots & Bow Ties For The Golden Silo Barn Party!
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Put on Boots & Bow Ties For The Golden Silo Barn Party!


Celebrate agriculture Iowa-style with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area at the 13th annual “Golden Silo Barn Party.”

This boots & bow tie party will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Hotel Winneshiek & Opera House in Decorah. Featuring special guest speaker Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, attendees will feast on a plated meal of Iowa-style food and sip on Iowa's finest beer and wine. Live entertainment will be provided by bluegrass and gospel band, GrassRun. Barn Party guests can also bid on unique live and silent auction items including travel packages, Iowa experiences, keepsakes, literature and Iowa Wine.

Cost is $55/person or $100/couple. Deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 3. Call (319) 234-4567 or visit

Through a network of sites, programs and events, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area tells the story of farm life and agribusiness—past and present. Visitors can learn about and experience agriculture at a variety of museums, historic sites, and farms. One of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.

The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Learn about the history and rich culture of farming in America, get up close and personal with livestock and animals, or discover new and amazing innovations in the agriculture industry. To plan your ag adventure, visit

The Golden Silo Barn Party is sponsored in part by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Proceeds from the Golden Silo Barn Party benefit Silos & Smokestacks.

Join us for a boot-stomping good time!

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