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Meet the 2023 Service & Food Vendors


Sweetmama Bakes

Specializing in Buttercream Decorated Sugar Cookies in Charles City, Iowa since 2017!

Tickets will be sold in advance and the day of for scheduled cookie decorating classes during Art-a-Fest. Open decorating will also be available between classes for those who would like a less structured experience.

Choose your own cookie and frosting and get creative: design anything you'd like! A selection of baked goods will also be available for sale.

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Face Painting

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The Charles City Arts Center has recruited Lela Haglund, a local student, to offer face painting during Art-a-Fest!


Island Grill

Enjoy flavors of the Philippines! Island Grill will be offering many authentic Filipino dishes, including rice noodles, chicken and pork BBQ, eggrolls, spring rolls, and chicken adobo. 

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The Taco Shack

Our service provides a variety selection of family Tex-mex style recipes: tacos, burritos, super nachos, corn in a cup, quesadillas, and more!

The Shiver N Squirrel

Featuring shaved ice specials, frozen yogurt, iced lemonades, Italian iced sodas, mini donuts, soft pretzels, hot cocoa ( weather permitting ), and frozen cappuccinos!

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Black Sheep Express
a.k.a.Black Sheep Coffee Baa

We've taken our small town coffee bar on the road! We continue to seek to exemplify, promote and encourage REAL life by what we serve and the manner in which we behave to a growing community. The Black Sheep is proud to serve homemade beverages, baked goods and other 

light meal options. We strive for healthy, clean ingredients and are excited  

to work with many local vendors who provide us with the freshest options available. 

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Tellurian Brewing

We sell/serve craft beer made in Charles City! We offer several quality IPAs, stouts, sours, lagers, and pilsners. 

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Cedar Valley Express

Offering unique, hand crafted cuisine! The menu includes:

- Dirty Tanna Burger on a Pretzel Bun, w/ Beer Cheese, Carmalized Onions, and Fries

- Xpress Burger, a Cheese Burger on a Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, & Onion with Xpress Burger Sauce and Fries

- Loaded Gyro Fries with Smoked Pork, Tomato, Onion and Tzatziki Sauce 
- Spicy Pulled Pork Taco with Red and Green Apple and Serrano Slaw (Hot)

- Shrimp Taco, Slaw, Pico and Southwest Dressing
with Beer Cheese Fries

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