Where did this summer go? We aren’t quite ready to say goodbye on Main Street. We are going strong with the Farmers Market and the Music Walk this month in Downtown Ames. Don’t miss these final summer events! We are super excited about a new local product line we are now carrying in the store. Read on to find out more about our new gear, a great contest, and updates on our Fall consignment schedule.
Mark your Calendar.
Ames Main Street Farmers Market
What: The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event, that is excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.
When: Saturdays now through September 25th. 8am-12:30pm
Where: 300 and 400 block Main Street, Ames Iowa
Ames Main Street Music Walk
What: The MusicWalk showcases downtown businesses on Main Street as well as local musicians. With downtown businesses featuring musicians as well as artists performing on the sidewalks of Main Street, this event will allow you to experience the many things Main Street has to offer as the district comes to life with music, vendors and more!
This year, the MusicWalk also introduced sidewalk cafés, specifically set up for the event. Bring your family and friends to the MusicWalk and enjoy outdoor dining while listening to beautiful music!
When: Thursday September 3rd, 2015
Where: Main Street Ames Iowa
Ames Main Street Oktoberfest
What: Join us Saturday September 19th in downtown Ames for the annual Main Street Oktoberfest celebration! Sample 20 different beers from commemorative tasting cups, enjoy polka music, dancing, great German Food, “Guten Tag” games, and much more!
The fun gets underway at 4 p.m. and continues until well past the witching hour. Enjoy several live music acts, including our headliner “Pie in the Sky”
This year’s Oktoberfest is brought to you by 1st National Bank, London Underground, and Café Diem.
When: Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Where: Main Street Ames Iowa
Please note we are accepting winter items now!
- Winter Coats
- Halloween Items
Bring in your Christmas clothing starting October 1st!
Fall is a busy season for Duck Worth Wearing, so please limit yourself to 50 items of clothing or less.
Please note we will be closed on Monday September 7th to honor our hardworking employees this Labor Day!
New Product Alert!
We are so excited to announce we will be selling new bags and teething necklaces by Christina Denekas! Her website is www.fairycakedesigns.com. We are currently carrying her super useful and stylish cross body bags, messenger bags, and the market totes at Duck Worth Wearing. Not only do we have these adorable bags, we are also stocking their teething necklaces! The bags are reversible and versatile, and the messenger bag is super stroller friendly. Check out the images below to get a sneak peek and also read more about the background of this amazing business.
Here is some information about Christina & Caroline and how these awesome products blossomed into a business.
We are Christina & Caroline and we’re two sisters who LOVE to sew! Our grandmother passed this love down to us…along with everything she knew about sewing. When we were in high school, she had a massive stroke. With God’s grace, she was able to stay with us on earth for another 10 years, but she lost her ability to speak and walk. All she could say was ‘so so so’. While out fabric shopping one day, we both had the same thought…what if Grandma wasn’t saying ‘so so so’ but ‘sew sew sew’!?! We never felt more empowered to begin our business, knowing she’d be watching over us along the way!! Fairycake Designs is our way of honoring this lady who nurtured in us a love for fabric, sewing, and all things handmade.
The business started out with us making reversible tote bags for our family & friends. We both teach and our totes are excellent for carrying all the books, papers and binders that teachers transport to and fro on a daily basis. It then grew to include dresses and other children’s items inspired by my daughter, and baby and toddler ‘must-haves’ inspired by my son. Fairycake Designs now makes everything from our classic reversible totes (available in new and adorable fabrics) to children’s reversible wrap dresses and hair accessories, pacifier clips, toddler ties, baby wipe cases, trendy reversible swaddle blankets and many more!
Classiest Classroom Contest!
Duck Worth Wearing loves our local teachers! We know you do too. Each time you shop at Duck Worth Wearing this month, you can enter the name of your child’s favorite teacher/classroom, Pre-K to Fifth Grade. On September 30th we’ll tally up the votes and the top three teachers will each get $150 to outfit their classrooms!
Johnny needs to be dropped off at soccer at 4:30. Suzy should arrive with hair up and tights on for dance class at 4:45. Dinner needs to be prepared and on the table at 6 which leaves just enough time to chat about the day before clean up, baths, homework, and preparing treats for tomorrow’s field trip. You hope to hit up a yoga class or potentially do a load of laundry. This is all before a concentrated half an hour to talk to your spouse and then mentally gear up for the morning rush and your full time job.
You may find yourself asking, how does anyone keep up with it all? The answer is, we all just give it our best and if along the way we can find a few tips to save a couple of dollars, a few hours, and gain peace of mind, then let’s do it! This month’s blog features topical ideas for making the most of the limited resources we have for our abundant lives.
Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news. Don’t forget to mention your favorite teacher during check out, visit us on the Music Walk, and come check out our new products!
Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!