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Let the Festivities Begin!

The first annual Pella Herfst Feest {Fall Festival} has starts today!

Look for the numerous retail shopping opportunities to SAVE$$$ this weekend. Pick up a copy of the Town Crier or download the specials here. We also have all the deals listed on the PellaNow app.

If you are planning on attending the Bacon Fest tonight (Friday evening), save some time by picking up tickets a head of time at the Pella Chamber office located at 818 Washington St up until 5 pm. After then, you can purchase tickets at the Central Park Windmill Information Booth.

Here’s what all to look for this weekend! All this info is listed on your PellaNow app for easy access while downtown.

Celebrate all the things fall at Herfst Feest {Harvest Fest} on September 25-26, 2015 in downtown Pella!  Enjoy Bacon Fest, wine walk, live music, great works of art at Art in the Park, 5K Color Blast Run, shopping, home brew sampling, salsa and baking contests, artisan demonstrations at the Historical Village as well as great activities for children.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 25 – Retail Sales begin!

9:30 am – 4 pm Historical Village Tours (artisan demonstrations in Village courtyard)

6 pm – 8 pm Bacon Fest Main Street downtown Pella – Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the Central Park Windmill.

     2 Ticket Items

  • Bacon wrapped shimp w/ honey lime glaze
  • Bacon crab wonton
  • Bacon chipolte lime eggroll
  • Bacon water chestnuts
  • Firesticks
  • Jalapeno bacon wrapped shrimp
  • Loaded mashed potatoes
  • Bacon green beans
  • Bacon cheddar potato bombs
  • White cheddar bacon mac

     3 Ticket Items

  • Bacon jam on bacon cheesecake
  • Chocolate almond bacon bars
  • Bacon apple pie w/ candied lattice bacon topping
  • Maple bacon bread pudding

     4 Ticket Items

  • Smoked bacon wrapped meatloaf
  • Bacon wrapped candied pork loin
  • Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken

6 pm – 8 pm Live Music Main Street downtown Pella by Tropical Steel

Downtown Wine Walk in stores

Wine Walk Map


Saturday, September 26

7 am – 10 am Pancake Breakfast hosted by Pella Boy Scouts for their 70th Anniversary ($5/person pancakes, sausage, eggs, and drink) Memorial Building

9 am – 11 am MH4H Color Blast 5K presented by Marion County Bank; registration tent located on Main Street east side of Central Park

9 am – 12 pm Pella Farmers Market Franklin Street downtown Pella

9:30 am – 4 pm Historical Village Tours (artisan demonstrations in Village courtyard)

10 am – 6 pm Art in the Park Central Park

10 am Baking Contest Judging – Anything Pumpkin (food entry check-in begins at 8:30 am) Contest Tents on Main Street

10 – 11:30 am Firehouse Book Bash Pella Library presented by Families First of Pella

10 am – 2 pm Horse-drawn Trolley Tours of Historic Architecture – $5/person (tickets available at Historic Pella Trust office, Nick’s Greenhouse or a HPT board member) Loading zone at the Information Windmill in Central Park

10 am – 3 pm Hayrack Rides Loading zone at corner of Franklin & Broadway Streets

10 am – 6 pm Live entertainment Tulip Toren Stage

10 am – 6 pm Pop up retail vendors downtown Pella

11 am Salsa Contest Judging – Categories: Fresh, Canned, Non-traditional (salsa entry check-in begins at 9:30 am) Contest Tents on Main Street

11 am – 2 pm Home Brew Sampling in stores

Brew Tasting Map

11 am – 6 pm Childrens Activites Central Park

11 am – 6 pm Pony Rides $2/child; Main Street

2 pm – 4 pm Pumpkin Carving Contest (entry check-in begins  at 12:30 pm) Contest Tents on Main Street

4:30 pm – 10:30 pm Marching Dutch Invitational Pella Community High School

6 pm – 9 pm Live Entertainment – Dueling Guitars from Aceto and The Beast


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