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The Eighth Annual Swine Festival will feature central Iowa’s finest chefs and Iowa wineries. Chefs will prepare samples of gourmet pork offerings while wineries will pour samples and offer wine for sale. LEARN MORE
For a map of the vendor layout this year, please click Here
Swine Festival is held in the park-like setting outside the Iowa Culinary Institute next to the lake
on DMACC’s Ankeny campus. Live music will be provided by The Guilty Pleasures and will set the
mood for a relaxed afternoon of sampling provided by the following participants:
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits will be pouring and selling several unique wines from their expansive selection of wines from around the world. This gives guests the opportunity for guests to compare and contrast Iowa wines to their counterparts from other regions.
Admission to the event includes one bottle of wine of the guest’s choice from any of the participating wineries or Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, a commemorative wine glass, unlimited wine and pork samples and live music.
The Guilty Pleasures are a new deluxe acoustic cover band that delivers a wide variety of songs most everyone will know. Made up of ex-members of The Rathbones and Punching Picasso, the band creatively restructures tunes from a wide range of artists into a fun acoustic format.
From the Violent Femmes to Johnny Cash, along with a multitude of favorites like The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, Jason Mraz, REM, Pink Floyd, Modern English and John Denver, The Guilty Pleasures are willing to admit they love these classic hits so you don’t have to!
This year’s event is presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and Hy-Vee stores and supported by Hormel, Di Lusso Meats and the Des Moines Radio Group.
Advance tickets are $35 and available only at www.tikly.co. Entry fee includes a bottle of wine of each guest’s choice, commemorative wine glass, unlimited wine and pork samples and live music. Proceeds benefit the viticulture and enology program at DMACC’s Iowa Culinary Institute.
Attendance will be limited to 2000 guests. If tickets remain available the day of the event they will be sold for $40 at the gate.
Designated Driver tickets are available for $20 and do not include wine samples or the commemorative bottle of wine. Guests ages 11-20 can also purchase tickets for $20 with the same limitations. Children 10 and under are free.
Swine Festival is a rain or shine event and will move inside DMACC’s building #7 (immediately adjacent to the event grounds) in the case of inclement weather.
If you have questions regarding Swine Festival 2014, please contact Emma at Tikly.co by email.