The Winterset Volunteer Fire Department invites one and all to Breakfast at the Firehouse on Saturday, May 27 from 6am-11am. A John Wayne Birthday Celebration tradition. this popular event has been satisfying hungry visitors and home towners alike since 2007. Featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages, the food is great, the service superb and it’s a real bargain at $6 per person (children 3 and under are free.) The firehouse is one block east of the courthouse square on Court Avenue.
Another enjoyable kickoff to the John Wayne Birthday Celebration will be the Country Barn Dance at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Last year’s wingding was a huge hit and revelers stayed way past closing to enjoy music, dancing and the camaraderie of John Wayne fans from across the country. Come early and admire the horses which will be participating in Saturday’s parade. Music and dancing will be from 7-11pm on Friday, May 26. Admission at the door is $8. Refreshments will be available.