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Cabin fever event series starts this month at Living History Farms

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with unique monthly tastings in our Visitor Center. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties, and talk with winemakers, micro-brewers, artisan bakers and more in a casual open- house atmosphere.

Farms Uncorked - Saturday, Jan. 11, 3-6 p.m.

Come sample a wide variety of native Iowa wines and meet with local vintners. Enjoy tasty bites, brief info-sessions on wine-related topics and shop the Marketplace Gift Store for your favorites.

Spirits and Sweets - Saturday, Feb. 8, 3-6 p.m.

Dare to pair one-of-a kind mini-tinis, mixed by Iowa artisan distillers, with bite-sized sweets created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa corn.

Beer n’ Bread - Saturday, March 8, 3-6 p.m.

Sample several Iowa micro-brewed beers along with fresh artisan breads and other goodies. Explore the art of home brewing with local experts.

NEW! Grilled Cheese Fest - Saturday, April 12, 3-6 p.m.

Possibly THE best comfort food in its classic form, this versatile favorite also has endless possibilities well suited for the grown-up palate. Local chefs and select amateurs will compete for the crown of Big Cheese in front of the Cheese Board (aka Judges’ Panel). Categories include: Classic, Glorified and Anything Goes. Samples will be shared, so cheese heads may cast their votes for the Cheese Heads Choice Award. Cheese is the big wheel at this event, but other savory bites and beverages will also be provided.

Purchase tickets for $20/event at www.LivingHistoryFarms.org/CabinFever. If space is available, tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information call 515-278-5286 ext. 171 or email events@lhf.org. You must be 21 or older to attend, and nonalcoholic beverages are available.

Proceeds from these fundraising events benefit education programs at Living History Farms, a nonprofit, historical, educational museum which serves more than 30,000 Iowa school children annually.

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