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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.

*** POUR TIMES FOR TASTING IS 11AM-3:15PM***

**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, 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 female headlining entertainer 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.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Whiskey Fest weekend:

**Date:**
November 18-19, 2023

**Ticket Sales:**
Stay tuned for ticket sales information, available from 10am. Please note that this event is exclusively for those aged 21 and above.

Don't miss out on this sensational celebration of whiskey, food, music, and entertainment. Whether you're a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable weekend, Des Moines' Whiskey Festival has something extraordinary in store for everyone. Get ready to raise your glasses and make memories at the ultimate whiskey experience of the year!

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**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.

Women N Whiskey Charity Info

Des Moines' Whiskey Festival:  

Saturday, NOVEMBER 18th : 2023 Info Coming Soon

Tasting Menu and Music Lineup - coming Soon

Doors Open At 12:00 pm

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Women N Whiskey Bourbon Brunch

 Sunday, November 19th Pairings by 2023 Info Coming Soon

Brunch Menu and Music Lineup - coming Soon

Doors Open At 10:30 am

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HOTEL PARTNERS

Book your stay with our discounted rate code! Click below to book! 

Discount off room rates :

 

We're in the center of downtown Des Moines, just a few minutes from The River Center. 

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Maddie Poppe

2022 Artist Maddie Poppe

2023 Info Coming Soon

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Adam Doleac

2022 Artist Adam Doleac

2023 Info Coming Soon

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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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Distillery Speaker

Special Guest 

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THANK YOU TO OUR TITLE SPONSORS!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PARKING

There will be a variety of parking around the area of The River Center but it's best to purchase a parking pass for the lot directly behind The River Center. You can purchase that onsite and pay at the lot. Each individual vehicle will need a parking ticket. More information & map of parking areas can be found at https://www.dsmwhiskeyfest.com

CONNECT

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THANK YOU TO OUR WHISKEY SPONSORS

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