Community Appreciation Day & Winneshiek County Farm Crawl hosted on August 20th

Looking for a fun and FREE activity to make the most of your final weekends of summer?  

Visit Seed Savers Exchange on Saturday, August 20th for farm tours, hayrides, and a barn dance!

Scheduled farm tours will run three times throughout the day, taking visitors on a staff-lead, behind the scenes look at the work of Seed Savers Exchange.  Tractor pulled hayrides through the valley of our 890 acre headquarters, Heritage Farm will take place in the late afternoon.  The celebration will finish up with a good old fashioned barn dance.  Join us!  

Schedule Highlights

Farm Tours - hourly, 11 am - 5 pm

Vegetable Taste Testing and Live Music - 5 pm - 7 pm

Hayrides - 5 pm and 6 pm

Barn Dance - 7 pm

Lillian Goldman Visitor Center Hours - 10 am - 5 pm

Food and Beverage

Free food samples will be provided throughout the day and beverages, including alcohol, will be for sale at the barn dance.  Snacks and beverages are also available for purchase at the Lillian Goldman Visitor Center (note hours above).

Interested in visiting other farms in Winneshiek County while you are out and about?  

Community Appreciation Day is one of four farm stops on the Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau Farm Crawl. The family-friendly event includes tours of local farms and food projects, with plenty of food samples and tastings along the way featuring Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, Sherlock Shrimp, and Iowa’s Dairy Center.

Make a weekend of it!

If you are traveling and looking to make a day trip or weekend getaway to Winneshiek County you won’t run out of things to do.  Don’t miss the Winneshiek Farmers Market from 8 - 11 am in nearby Decorah Saturday morning, hit the area recreational trails, shop in historic downtown Decorah, visit our local craft breweries, paddle the Upper Iowa River, check out a variety of places to stay and eat while you are in the area.   With undeniable scenic beauty, Winneshiek County & Decorah is the perfect choice for a great getaway!