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Des Moines' Whiskey Festival is BACK for our 6th year! This time, we're bringing you an even more exciting experience with a two-day extravaganza celebrating the world of whiskey right in downtown Des Moines!

**Saturday: Whiskey Fest** Doors Open At 12:00 pm

Get ready for a full day of excitement and camaraderie at Whiskey Fest on Saturday! Immerse yourself in a world of flavor as we present over 200 types of whiskey for tasting. Indulge in culinary delights from local food vendors, and savor the sounds of live music that will keep you grooving all day long. Engage in thrilling activities like axe throwing and outdoor games, explore the cigar trucks, participate in contests, and gain insights from engaging speakers. The day is dedicated to celebrating everything whiskey while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere filled with entertainment and enjoyment.

*** EE Doors At 11AM**

***GA and VIP Doors at 12:00pm***

***Tasting Ends at 3:15pm***

***Concert Starts at 3pm***

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Bourbon N Brunch

Sunday: Women N Whiskey Bourbon Brunch** Doors Open At 10:00 am

What a way to end Whiskey Fest weekend with a special focus on the fabulous combination of Women N Whiskey! Join us for an exclusive day of indulgence as we present a remarkable 4-course whiskey pairing brunch featuring local women chefs' creations. Each course is expertly paired with a fine whiskey, from our tasting partner Green Frog,  enhancing your culinary journey. Be captivated by a distinguished speaker's insights into the world of whiskey, and be enchanted by a mixologist's live demonstration. To top it all off, a phenomenal Hannah Ellis will grace the stage, ensuring an unforgettable day of great food, exquisite whiskey, and fantastic entertainment!

Think four-course brunch, amazing pairings and the option for bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

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Our Chefs.

We take great pleasure in unveiling the esteemed culinary talent who will be leading the culinary experience at Bourbon n Brunch. It is with utmost pride that we present to you our distinguished chefs.

Music Lineup

The Des Moines Whiskey Fest's music lineup for November 18-19, 2023, features an exciting mix of local and national artists, promising a fantastic weekend of music and whiskey appreciation.

Hannah Ellis

2023 Hannah Ellis

 

2022 Artist Maddie Poppe

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Frankie Ballard

2023 Artist Frankie Ballard

2022 Artist Adam Doleac

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Women N Whiskey Charity Info

**About Women N Whiskey Charity - Empowering Young Women Through Compassion and Support**

At Women N Whiskey Charity, we are dedicated to fostering a future where every young girl's potential knows no bounds. We are proud partners of the Young Women's Resource Center, an organization committed to empowering girls and young women aged 10 to 24 across Greater Des Moines. Our collaborative efforts encompass two essential branches of service – Empowerment and Young Moms – designed to cater to the diverse needs of our community members as they navigate different phases of life.

Our unwavering commitment is to provide unwavering support and guidance to all girls and young women, irrespective of the challenges they may face. We swing open our doors to any girl or young woman seeking authenticity and a sense of belonging.

The Young Women's Resource Center serves as a sanctuary, a haven where girls and young women* can gather as a community or find solitude, freely embracing their true selves. It's a secure space that amplifies the inherent beauty, resilience, and strength that these remarkable individuals already possess. Within these walls, they flourish. Whether it's a listening ear, a helping hand, or a welcoming embrace, Women N Whiskey Charity is privileged to help make the Young Women's Resource Center a repository of the necessities – whatever they may be – that girls and young women seek.

Our mission is to cultivate strength, self-assurance, and achievement in every girl and young woman. By leveraging education and unwavering support, the Young Women's Resource Center creates a nurturing haven where girls and young women experience acceptance, empathy, knowledge, and unwavering dedication.

Join us at Women N Whiskey Charity in supporting the Young Women's Resource Center, where compassion and empowerment intertwine to nurture the potential of every young woman on her journey towards success.

*Note: The term "young women" is used to encompass a broad range of identities and experiences.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 CELEBRITY CHEFS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 CELEBRITY CHEFS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 CELEBRITY CHEFS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 CELEBRITY CHEFS

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THANK YOU TO OUR WHISKEY SPONSORS

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