Enjoy a fall day at the annual Apple Festival in Woodbine Iowa. The annual event features over 350 vintage cars, huge craft show, outdoor market and more. In addition, visit a lavender flower farm and experience the monarch butterfly migration in the Loess Hills.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
10:00 am – 5:15 pm
Tour starts at the Comfort Inn & Suites lobby, 7007 Grover Street, Omaha
$75 per person
Price includes coach transportation, driver gratuity and group admissions
Tour reservation deadline August 24, 2020 – payment due on August 24, 2020
Highlights: Lavender flower farm - Woodbine Apple Festival & Car Show - Monarch butterfly migration presentation at Hitchcock Nature Center
Spend the day enjoying the annual apple festival and car show in the small farming community of Woodbine, Iowa. We begin the tour with a drive through the beautiful countryside to the Loess Hills Lavender Farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa. We will learn how to cook, clean, and heal with lavender. Later shop for lavender products in the gift shop and enjoy lavender cookies and lemonade for refreshments. We then travel to nearby Woodbine, Iowa, for the apple festival. Since 1988, people have traveled the historic Lincoln Highway and scenic Loess Hills byway to reach the Woodbine Apple Festival. Along with a large selection of apples products, the festival hosts one of Iowa’s largest car shows. Woodbine’s downtown business streets display over 350 makes and models. It is an amazing assortment of modern, classic, vintage, sports cars, street cars, street rods, trucks, motorcycles, and one of kind specialty cars. Another part of the festival is the grand craft show and outdoor market. Vendors from across the Midwest fill school gymnasiums and outdoor streets with everything from caramel apples to one-of-a-kind handmade items. Later this afternoon, we depart Woodbine for Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Iowa. We enjoy the beautiful scenery from the Nature Center’s deck and hear a ranger presentation on the annual monarch butterfly migration. We will learn about the butterfly’s lifestyle and life cycle, and miraculous migration to Mexico. View demonstrations on how to catch, tag, and handle monarchs for research.