September 15, 2011 —

BFF - Beaverdale Fall FestivalOne of our neighboring neighborhoods (say that 10 times fast) is having a festival this weekend, and I think you should go! Now, I may be a bit biased since this was the neighborhood I grew up in, but I highly recommend you check out the Beaverdale Fall Festival.

Things kick off tomorrow evening with carnival rides, food tents, live music and fireworks. They continue into Saturday with the 15th Annual Beaverdale Beaverdash, followed by the Fall Fest parade at 10 a.m. A few things not to miss: the Isiserettes performance, bingo at Holy Trinity and Dutch Welter’s egg rolls. And that is just the beginning! There is so much more that is crammed into this truly fabulous fest.

With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.