Monday, August 29, 2011

DMS Upcoming Events

Help DMS, Help Dixon, Help Local Businesses -- And all you have to do is get a Dixon Money Saver Coupon Book for $5! These coupon books have the potential to not only benefit Dixon Main Street by helping us raise funds for our events and programs, but they will drive traffic to our local businesses and then in turn increase the local sales tax and then in turn benefit our schools, roads, and infrastructure. Yes, buying a $5 book has a much broader impact on the community than you might realize!
Pick up our first-ever Dixon Money Saver Coupon Books for just $5 and get more than $300 in savings to places like Mama Cimino's, McDonalds, Subway, Crystal Cork, Alley Loop, Splash of Color, Crescendo Hair, Audio Video Connection, Books on First, Spurgeon's Bay and more! Books are currently available at Books on First, Audio Video, Trein's, Crystal Cork, Alley Loop, Dixon Paint Company and Dixon Main Street, with more locations to come soon! Proceeds will support our DMS events and programs like Scarecrow Festival and Musical Fridays.

Now on to the DMS Events and Updates ...
Sept. 6 -- Join us for Main Street Mornings at Books on First at 7:30 a.m. for an informal meeting of merchants and stakeholders in the community. There will be free coffee and treats provided by C&N Supply and Books on First. We will be talking about business plans and sharing tips and information. Come and share in the conversation!

Sept. 10 -- Dixon Wine Festival at Distinctive Gardens. The annual fall Wine Festival will be at Distinctive Gardens again this year from 6-10 pm. Local restaurants will share food samplings as you take in the refreshments. Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Trein's or Crystal Cork. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dixon Main Street.

Sept. 21 -- Lunch and Learn at the Post House Ballroom at Noon. The program will be John Thompson from the Dixon Chamber of Commerce, food by Spurgeon's Bay and sponsored by Wipfli. Cost is just $3 and includes lunch.

Sept. 17 -- The Fall Dixon City-Wide Garage Sale is set for Saturday Sept. 17. Register early for just $15. Get all the details on Facebook:

Sept. 24 -- Scarecrow Festival presented by Hicks Insurance from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The annual fall festival will feature classic events like pumpkin painting, doggy zoo, sidewalk chalk and much more! New this year will be a special window art event. More details to come soon!

Oct. 23 -- The Ultimate Tailgate Cook-off at the Beanblossom Parking Lot from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Featuring three cooking categories: Chili, Salsa and BBQ. Plus a Bags Tourney throughout the day. More details to come soon!

A few quick notes . . .
Sept. 10 -- Second Saturdays in downtown Dixon.
Sept. 11 -- 63rd Annual Grand Detour Arts Festival from 9-4 p.m. at the John Deere Historic Site.
Sept. 17 -- Oktoberfest presented by The Stables from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. The mini-fest will feature Oktoberfest themed brews from a variety of vendors, food, and music. More details to come soon.

Don't Forget About: Dixon Park District's Farmers' Market at Haymarket Square every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. - Noon through October.

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