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Des Moines' Whiskey Festival is BACK  and will be taking place in downtown Des Moines, IA at The River Center!

A two day festival featuring food, music, cigars, fun, contests, speakers, charities and of course WHISKEY! How could you miss it?!

The kick off to Whiskey Fest is our signature dinner, Women N Whiskey. A 4 course/ 4 whiskey pairing dinner with a special speaker and mixologist demonstration. Each dish is also created by a local women chef! To end the night, a female headlining entertainer will take the stage. We eat great food, drink whiskey, and have entertainment between each course! 

Spend your day tasting new whiskeys, listening to endless music, and eating your way around the festival. So many fun filled options! Dont forget about the cigar truck or the outdoor game patios. Whiskey Fest has expanded and will take over both sides of The River Center.

Saturday is full of food, music, entertainment and more! Enjoy all day activities like axe throwing, cigar trucks, contests, speakers, games, and of course WHISKEY! We will be featuring over 200 types of whiskey for tasting! ​

Date: November 18th & 19th 2022. TWO DAYS OF WHISKEY!
Tickets on Sale Sept 9th at 10am - this event is 21 + only 

 

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Women N Whiskey Pairing Dinner W/ Maddie Poppe

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th 2022 - Pairings by Cedar Ridge Distillery​

Dinner Menu and Music Lineup - coming Soon

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Des Moines' Whiskey Festival w/ Adam Doleac

Saturday, NOVEMBER 19th 2022

Tasting Menu and Music Lineup - coming Soon

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HOTEL PARTNERS

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

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

 

Discount off room rates at Hotel Fort Des Moines. A favorite among presidents and celebrities including Elvis and Johnny Cash, our restored 1919 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We're in the center of downtown Des Moines, just a few minutes from The River Center. 

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Maddie Poppe

Pop-Folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and the season 16 winner of American Idol.  Maddie Poppe's folk style innocence won the hearts of American Idol judges and Americans across the nation and has since released her latest single,  "One That Got Away"

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Adam Doleac

American country music singer/songwriter, Adam Doleac announced his debut album, Barstool Whiskey Wonderland this past summer. With a title like that, combined with his amazing talent and vocals, he is the perfect headliner for this years 2022 DSM Whiskey Fest. 

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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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Survivor Speech - 
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Women N Whiskey Charity Info

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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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