Barn Tours ~ Oct 15 & 16, 2011

On Oct. 15 and 16, 2011, dozens of the state’s historic and restored barns will be open to the public, on a self-guided tour, with the assistance of the Iowa Barn Foundation. On both days, about 120 participating barns will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The purpose of the tour is to encourage barn preservation in the state, to teach young people about Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage, and to renew pride in this unique heritage,” according to the foundation.

Iowa is at the forefront of a campaign to save and restore barns. Two organizations in state are both leading the campaign the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance and the Iowa Barn Foundation.

2nd Annual Grape Stomp’n in Linn Grove, Iowa

InnSpiration Bed & Breakfast and Vineyards, LLC September 3, 2011 2nd Annual Grape Stomp’n

Event Schedule 2:00-6:00 Tour of InnSpiration B&B Local Artisians in the Vineyard Wine Tasting from InnSpiration vines & wines!

4:00-7:00 Grape Stomp’n & Games Vineyard Music

3:00 Riverside Praise & Worship

4:00 Vintage Chords Featuring Mike & Denice Feekes

6:00 Boji Bums Food Vending on Premises

Paul and Sheila Thomsen 1790 510th Street, Linn Grove, Iowa 51033 712.296.4966

Head to the Clay County Fair – Sep 10-18, 2011

The NW IowClay County Fair 2011 in NW Iowaa Innkeepers are headed to the Clay County Fair! Members will gather at the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association Booth located in the lower level of the Agricultural Building.

At the booth fair visitors can pick-up the 2011 Iowa B&B Directory, ask questions about the various B&Bs across the state, or sign-up to win a B&B gift certificate.  Thousands of visitors stopped-by and said, “Hi” last year — we hope you will stop-by and say, “HI” this year!