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      Experience Albia! Embracing the future, Cherishing the Past
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  • The adventure begins...

    Saturday, August 5, 2017


    This newly expanded festival has been carefully designed to bring a new and exciting family-centric experience to the people of southeast Iowa.

    The traditional quilt show will showcase finely handcrafted quilt art. In addition, the festival will now feature, in a special under-tent venue, an art show where artists from all over will showcase their masterpieces. From oil paintings to crafts and sculptures, the talent of our best artists will be sure to delight. Throughout the day some of these artists will host children and family art activities to provide, not only informative instruction, but also a fun way for families to enjoy time together. The community will also be invited to help build Albia’s first ever “mural of the masses” as a way to preserve our pride and spirit for generations to come. 

    In addition to the objects d‘art from local quilters, crafters, painters, and sculptors, the festival will feature edible art. Albia’s restaurateurs will be serving fare ranging from burgers to specialty pizza to locally crafted beers. The festival is proud to present some of the area’s most interesting food gourmets offering a wide range of goodies from scrumptious cupcakes to handmade cheeses to fresh fruit preserves.

    Throughout the festival various bands, roving entertainers and a continuous Mad Hatter Tea Party will entertain the crowds. The follies, a mainstay of Restoration Days, will start on Thursday and will continue through the festival.