March 12-13, 2021

Medora, ND

The wine industry in the Dakotas and Eastern Montana has grown over the last several years!
Wines produced by those wineries will be showcased in Medora on March 12-13, 2021!

Wine, Comedy, Cheese and Live Music

Lots of Wine

Welcome Reception, Dinner, Comedy and Festival

Friday Night the focus is solely on North Dakota Wines! Paired with the Welcome Reception Appetizer, and Three Course Dinner you will surely get a nice taste of what North Dakota Wineries have to offer! Saturday at the Main Festival, there will be wineries from North Dakota and a cidery providing tastings as part of the entry into the Festival.

Cheese and Light Hors d'oeuvres

Festival Snacks

We welcome Wild Vines Market from Beach, ND, who will be providing a cheese and light hors d'oeuvres table during the Festival! Cheeses featured will be from Dimock Dairy in Dimock, SD!

Featuing North Dakota Wines and Cider

Saturday Morning Mixology

Meander over to Medora Uncork'd Saturday morning where the Palate Professor will show you new ways of mixing the perfect brunch cocktail using North Dakota wines and ciders. Chef Michelle endeavors to take you beyond traditional bellinis and bloodys so you can mix and enjoy your own unique drink concoctions. An assortment of light and fresh brunch bites will be available to pair with your beverages during this morning cocktail party!

Friday Night Comedy Show

Tall Dark and Comedy

Originally from rural Iowa, Brandon Kew moved to The Windy City after college to study comedy at The Second City, an improv school including famous alumni such as Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. He is the winner of Omaha's Clash of the Comics in 2017, placed runner up in the 2017 Funny Bone Clash of Champions, 2019 OEAA Awards in Best Comedian category, The Bash's Best Of 2019 and 2020, and has also performed numerous times on local television.

He currently resides in Omaha, NE where he brings his quick-witted yet calculated perspective to relatable topics such as being a lifelong Packers fan, his wife (who makes more money than him), and their two adorable Welsh Corgis Pip and George.

Saturday Live Music

Connie Gjermundson

A western North Dakota native, Connie Gjermundson has been passionate about country life and country music all her life.

Since first performing at the age of five, she has taught herself a variety of instruments and immersed herself in writing original music as well as playing popular standards. Her single “Ride For Eight Seconds” is currently the theme song of “Wild Rides” on The Cowboy Channel.

Gjermundson infuses her country music with a sampling of folk and blues while lifting her fans with a high energy performance. She is inspired by her own life lessons and the blessings she’s found in raising four children.

Music has been and will continue to be a healing force for Gjermundson. Connie says she can forget about her troubles when she’s playing and singing. She writes about a wide range of life experiences, and feels great joy when others tell her how her music has touched them.

Schedule

A detailed description of each event.

6:30 PM

AMERICINN MEDORA

  • Welcome Reception
Welcome to Medora! The North Dakota Wine and Cider Industry welcomes guests with an appetizer and paired North Dakota wine and cider. Wine and cider makers from around North Dakota will be mingling while everyone is seated for the three-course dinner. Advance ticket purchase required for the welcome reception and dinner.

7:00 PM

AMERICINN MEDORA

  • Three-Course Dinner
With a menu prepared by Little Missouri Saloon and wines provided by North Dakota wineries, guests will enjoy a plated three-course dinner along with delightfully paired wines. Check back often as the menu and specific wines are being finalized. As guests are finishing up dinner, Connie Gjermundson will entertain the group with Live Music.

8:15 PM

AMERICINN MEDORA

  • Comedy Show - Tall, Dark and Comedy
In addition to the dinner, your Friday night ticket includes this 75-minute comedy show with an opening act by a comedian that has a Netflix credit by his name followed by our featured comedian - Brandon Kew!

10:00 PM

AMERICINN MEDORA

  • Bingo "After Dark"
This adult themed Bingo will have details to follow.... no advance tickets needed! The Medora Uncork'd crew will be there for 10 fun rounds of Bingo with prizes! A cash bar will be available.

11:00 AM

MEDORA UNCORK'D

  • Morning Mixology

Meander over to Medora Uncork'd Saturday morning where the Palate Professor will show you new ways of mixing the perfect brunch cocktail using North Dakota wines and ciders. Chef Michelle endeavors to take you beyond traditional bellinis and bloodys so you can mix and enjoy your own unique drink concoctions. An assortment of light and fresh brunch bites will be available to pair with your beverages during this morning cocktail party! (Advance Ticket Purchase Required)

12:00 PM

AMERICINN MEDORA

  • Main Festival
Some will refer to this as "The Main Event" and there is a reason for that - welcoming several wineries from North Dakota and a cidery, attendees will be able to enjoy tastings from each winery (and cidery), as well as cheese from Dimock Dairy, SD prepared by Wild Vines Market in Beach, ND! While guests are enjoying wine tastings, Connie Gjermundson will be providing Live Music.

Ticket Packages and Prices

Popular

All-Inclusive for One

$239


includes:

  • 1Welcome Reception/Dinner/Show
  • 1Night Lodging
  • 1Morning Mixology
  • 1Main Festival Ticket
  • Special Discounts at Medora Uncork'd
Best Deal

All-Inclusive for Two

$399


includes:

  • 2Welcome Reception/Dinner/Show
  • 1Night Lodging
  • 2Morning Mixology
  • 2Main Festival Tickets
  • Special Discounts at Medora Uncork'd

All-Access for One
(No Lodging)

$179


includes:

  • 1Welcome Reception/Dinner
  • 1Morning Mixology
  • 1Main Festival Tickets
  • Special Discounts at Medora Uncork'd
Popular

Welcome Reception/
Dinner

$109

per person


  • 1Ticket
  • Welcome Reception with Appetizer & Paired ND Wine
  • Three-Course Dinner with Paired ND Wine for each Course
  • 75-minute Comedy Show following Dinner
Popular

Morning Mixology (Saturday)

$39

per person


  • 1Ticket
  • See full description in the schedule - light and fresh brunch bites included to pair with included beverages
  • Wines and Cider from North Dakota Wineries
Popular

Main Festival (Saturday)

$49

per person


  • 1Ticket
  • Tastings from each of the Participating Wineries
  • Cheese Table w/Light Hors d'oeuvres
  • One (1) Ticket to redeem for a bottle of wine or cider from the Participating Wineries
  • Live Music

Buy Tickets Now

The Friday Night dinner/show, special lodging rates and morning mixology must be pre-purchased and space is limited! Purchase your tickets today!

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Festival Sponsors

Organizing Sponsor

Medora Uncork'd

Medora Uncork'd is Western North Dakota's premier wine bar!

Lodging Sponsor

AmericInn by Wyndham - Medora

Experience all that western North Dakota has to offer with a stay at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Medora. Conveniently located minutes from I-94, our hotel is in the heart of scenic Medora and close to Little Missouri National Grassland and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We are the perfect site to stay and enjoy the world-famous Medora Musical, held each summer at Burning Hills Amphitheater, less than 2 miles from our lobby doors.

Dinner Catering Sponsor

Little Missouri Saloon

Medora's oldest continual Saloon and Steakhouse. Enjoy the brand new outdoor deck seating! Large menu including sandwiches, steaks, burgers and fresh made pizza. Full-service saloon with a large variety of craft beers.