The City of Clinton and its residents are gearing up for the 3rd annual Bacon & Brew Fest. Before people start eating bacon and drinking beer, Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton is holding its 2nd annual Wild Rose Wine Fest. The best news of it all is they happen back-to-back on the same day.

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Wild Rose Casino & Hotel is bringing back one of Clinton residents' favorite events, Wild Rose Wine Fest. This 2nd annual event is taking place Saturday, September 24, in the courtyard from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm, and is open to the public.

Those attending the 2nd annual Wild Rose Wine Fest may sample wines from some of the finest wineries around the Eastern Iowa area. Some representatives from vendors may be in attendance to assist with selecting wines, offering product knowledge, and answering any questions to help find the perfect variety. Once you have found the wines you like, you may purchase them to take home.

Not only will the wine be flowing, but live music will fill your ears as 3 On The Tree will be performing during Wild Rose Wine Fest.

Tickets for the 2nd annual Wild Rose Wine Fest are on sale. General Admission is $10 per person, or for just $5 more, receive a logoed wine glass and five free wine samples. You can purchase tickets at the Iowa Store Box Office or online at

The Wild Rose encourages you to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. No coolers are allowed. There will be beverages available for purchase, and local food trucks will be in attendance.

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Promptly after the 2nd annual Wild Rose Wine Fest is the 3rd annual Bacon & Brew Fest on Clinton's riverfront.

Bacon & Brew Fest in Clinton happens on Saturday, September 24. The festival starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. If you follow the bacon smell that Saturday, you'll find Bacon & Brew Fest taking place at the Riverview Park Bandshell. 

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To join in on the greasy and hoppy fund, you can get your ticket now for $20. Your ticket gains entrance to the party with free beer samples from several breweries and $2 bacon-inspired bites from multiple food trucks. Plus, The Mamiltons will be keeping everyone entertained with live music.

There will be beer for sale provided by Clinton Jay-cees. But you can also have free samples of beer provided by the fantastic breweries listed below:

  • Pecatonica
  • Great Revivalist Brew Lab
  • Press Seltzers
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Wide River Winery
  • Five Cities Brewing
  • Lua Brewing
  • Big Grove Brewery
  • Exile Brewing Company
  • Single Speed Brewing Company
  • Back Pocket Brewing

Get those $2 bacon-inspired bites from one of the food trucks listed below:

  • B&T Smokin BBQ
  • Mikes Fun Foods
  • Hollys Dogs
  • Deanna's Java Cafe
  • Jewels Home Made Ice Cream

Tickets are on sale. Get your $20 ticket to the 3rd Annual Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest in Clinton, Saturday, September 24, by going to You can learn more on their Facebook Event Page.

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