Picket Fence Creamery is inviting the public to sample pumpkin ice cream, see the bottle calves and cows, visit with guest vendors, sip hot apple Iowa wine, sample dozens of local foods, and enjoy a meal and ice cream treats during their Octoberfest celebration, Sunday, Oct. 20 at the dairy farm near Woodward. Admission is free. The event is held in conjunction with a neighboring business, Prairieland Herbs, specializing in hand-made bath and body products.

Sample Sunday’s events, from noon to 5 p.m. rain or shine, include Iowa food and wine sampling, eight guest vendors, a meal of brats, kraut, and burgers, ice cream sundaes, and enjoying the music. Kids can see the bottle calves, goats and kittens, take a pony ride in the front pasture, decorate a sugar cookie, get a balloon animal, and enjoy the kids’ hot dog meal. Face painting will also be available.

Inside the store there will be dozens of local foods to sample, and super deals on foods from over 100 Iowa families! Picket Fence Creamey is a dairy farm, bottling plant and country store owned and operated by Jeff and Jill Burkhart, located at 14583 S Ave. just south of Woodward. The Grade A bottling plant was built and started operations in 2003. It has expanded to supply 50 local stores with milk, chocolate milk, cream, 34 flavors of ice cream, cheese curds, Neva’s cheeseball, and eggnog. For more information, call 515-438-2697, visit http://www.picketfencecreamery.net/, or visit us on Facebook. The event is being held in conjunction with Prairieland Herbs, specializing in handmade bath and body products, located right across the highway from the creamery. For information, go to http://www.prairielandherbs.com/.