The summer may be winding down, but that isn’t stopping the activity on Main Street. We have so many great events you won’t want to miss! We also have exciting news and in this seasonal newsletter you won’t be able to resist scrolling all the way to the bottom. Enjoy the news and deals this season at Duck Worth Wearing!
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FOODIES & BREW 8/19/16
Local Main Street restaurateurs and chefs will showcase their talents by providing samples of unique food creations. Event attendees will be encouraged to visit each station and vote for the People’s Choice Award. A selection of craft beers will also be available for sampling, and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of the event. Tickets sold after August 12 will be held at the will call table at the event.
Foodies & Brew is a fundraiser for the Main Street Cultural District to support beautification and growth of the downtown business district.
Friday, August 19th 6:30-8:30 Tasting Event
8:30 Beer Garden and Live Concert
Corner of Douglas and Main in downtown Ames
WORLDLY GOODS REUSE, REPURPOSE, RECYCLE EVENT 8/28/16
Worldly Goods Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Market is a chance to focus on environmental resiliency by making what is old new again. The purpose will be to bring attention to reusing and repurposing items to give them a new life. It will be a street market like atmosphere. We encourage antique, vintage, handcrafted, and upcycled vendors to come sell their wares. Please contact Andrea at Worldly Goods, 515-233-4568 or email@example.com with any questions.
Sunday August 28th, 10am-4pm
200,300 Block on Main Street in Ames Iowa
MUSIC WALK 9/29/16
The MusicWalk, presented by Stoltze and Stoltze Family Dentistry, 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!
MusicWalk also features 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!
Thursday, September 29th
Main Street Ames Iowa
MAIN STREET OKTOBERFEST 10/22/16
Sample 20 different beers from commemorative tasting cups, enjoy polka music, dancing, great German Food, “Guten Tag” games, and much more! This event is for those who are at least 21 years old.
Saturday October 22nd
The fun gets underway at 9 a.m with a Harvest Market Live Music Starts at 1pm and continues through 10 pm. Oktoberfest beer tasting starts at 4pm. Enjoy authentic German food from 1pm through 8pm.
Main Street Ames, Iowa
TRICK-OR-TREATING MAIN STREET 10/28/16
Are you are fan of trick-or-treating? Or maybe your kids are! Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Ames is always a fun, family-friendly event. Babies, toddlers, kids and parents… everyone is encouraged to dress up!
Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames enjoy a little fun and getting to know our community. We’re excited to see your funny and creative Halloween costumes!
Friday, October 28th
Participating stores on Main Street in Ames, Iowa
MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS
The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are 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.
Now through October 29th Saturdays 9am-12:30pm
**Duck Worth Wearing will Open at 9am on these select Saturdays – Note this is a change from our normal business hours!
300 & 400 blocks of Main Street Ames, Iowa
Please note we are no longer accepting summer items.
Reminder: The website is used as a guide, and employees will let you know if they believe something will sell better at another time.
Duck Worth Wearing will be closed Labor day Monday September 5th
We will no longer be accepting clothing in any type of trash bag.
This wrinkles the clothes and makes them unsellable.
Please use an 18 gallon container or smaller or reusable grocery bags.
We appreciate your effort with this!
We will be standing pretty firm on 50 items of clothing a day to make it fair so that all consignor’s
items make it to the sale’s floor. If you have any questions or are traveling far,
just give us a call and we will get it worked out
Sweatshirts and fall jackets will be accepted
Winter is being accepted
- Winter coats
- Halloween costumes
Christmas clothing and items are now being accepted
Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!
No consignment is accepted on Sundays
New Product Alerts!
From Eurographics Puzzles comes the new color me puzzles. With the craze of coloring books, why not do it with a puzzle as well? This unique puzzle system comes with backing and a hook so can hang on the wall!
We also have mini puzzles for a steal at $5.00 each. These easy to carry puzzles come in all kinds including animals, world map, Christmas, Halloween, sweet treats, and more! They make for a great gift or surprise for your child on a rainy day.
Is your teething child keeping you up at night or cranky during the day. Try the Amber Necklaces from Lemon Vines. Made from the one of the lightest amber available, this beautiful necklace is available in three sizes for infants thru adolesence. The necklace is fitted with a pop clasp, quick release closure for safety. We have this wonderful product in the store for purchase today!
Great Deal Alert!
Sunny Patch from Melissa and Doug is 30% off through the rest of August. Finish the summer off with fun summer toys and stock up for Christmas or other special occasions to take advantage of the savings!
Ankeny Store Location Update!
We couldn’t be more excited to share in the progress of our Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Store location! We will be posting pictures later this month of detail renderings of what you can expect the new store to look like. We are are beyond thrilled to offer our products in this great location and we’d love your help spreading the word if you have friends in the area that would love our store as much as you do. We are also working on hiring for the Ankeny location. Follow our Facebook page for real time updates!
Be the First to Know
As children return to school and intense study, we want to encourage you to share with them about our wonderful country. During the election season, it’s the perfect time to teach our children about the value of freedom. We have a few products in store that can aid in making American history an exciting subject.
Supporting Local Talent
We are proud to introduce to you Revolver Visual Design, a husband and wife team that specializes in graphic design, website design, and children’s/family photography. They love to deliver unique photo sessions for all of their clients, and really enjoy outdoor photography where children and families can enjoy their surroundings, resulting in more natural expressions filled with fun and joy! You can view their work on the walls of Duck Worth Wearing, on their website at revolvervisualdesign.com, or on their Facebook page!
Until we Meet Again
Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames store!
Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!