Specialty pizza created with fresh garden produce “ This is the best pizza I’ve ever had ” Local musicians provide weekly live music “ We can’t wait to take friends ” Food & drinks include house favorites plus changing specials From-scratch sides and desserts round out your meal Take time to walk the prairie path “ This experience sums up what it means to live in Iowa ”

Special offer! Advance reservations to Pizza on the Prairie with a gift!

Give a donation of $50 or more to The Wallace Centers of Iowa thru our Donate page until April 30. You’ll receive an auto-receipt with a passcode for Pizza on the Prairie online ticket purchases. Use the passcode on this page before May 1. Choose any Friday from June 4 – October 1 + any number of available tickets. Tickets are first come, first served. Donations are tax-deductible.

Already given a donation in 2021? Contact Ann at 515.243.7063 or anntaylor@wallace.org to get the passcode.

Pizza on the Prairie: Fridays June 4 - October 1

Come to the prairie on Friday nights for handmade-from-scratch brick oven pizza packed with straight-from-the-farm veggies & local meats! Live music from 5 to 8 pm. Walk the prairie path and enjoy the outdoor art along the way. Sides, desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks available. Seating is limited, so bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Reservations required.

To start our 2021 season, we’re following many of the same protocols from 2020:

Safety Practices: WCI is committed to following public health guidelines and keeping visitors, volunteers and staff safe. We ask that you follow social distancing practices: wear a mask whenever you’re not sitting with your group, maintain space from others, wash or sanitize your hands often, etc. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick or have COVID symptoms: temperature, cough, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc.

Reservations/Deposit: To help regulate attendance and eliminate crowding, each group must reserve an arrival time. A ticket is required for everyone ages 3 and up. A deposit of $5/person holds your space. All or a portion of the $5/person deposit is applied towards your total food and drink bill, depending on the final number of people in attendance. If you book a party of 6 and only 4 people attend, only $20 is applied towards your bill rather than the full $30. We release a limited number of tickets each week so no-shows greatly impact our event. If tickets are sold out, check back often as there can be changes. Tickets routinely open up on Fridays. Call 641.337.5019 or email Lisa if you’d like to be on the wait list.

Ordering: Sorry, no coolers, outside food or drink permitted. Your group will choose a space on the lawn and place orders at the ordering station. A server will deliver your food and drinks. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Weather: In case of rain, orders can be made to go. There is limited inside seating.

Pets: No pets except for service animals. Leashed dogs are typically welcome on the property outside of special events like Pizza on the Prairie.

Cancellations: Your deposit (minus the transaction fee) will be refunded if made by noon the Tuesday before your reservation date.

Lead Sponsors:

Our Food Values & Beliefs

We embrace local food and sustainable agriculture. Sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients locally results in tastier, more nutritious food and showcases Iowa’s ability to produce high quality ingredients. Our restaurants connect patrons to our garden, land and historic sites and to other members of the local foods community.

Core Food Values:
• Menus reflect our garden, land, & historic properties
• Seasonal, housemade dishes
• Quality ingredients
• Local sources support Iowa’s family farms & small businesses

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Weekly Menu

Pizza on the Prairie T-shirts

Add a Pizza on the Prairie t-shirt to your ticket order right before check-out, then pick it up when you arrive!

2021 Live Music Schedule

June 4: Tim & Jan Falk, WDM
June 11: Nickels & Dimes, Greenfield (Anthony Weber)                                                                     June 18: Rusty Steel String Band, Afton (Jere Busenbarrick)                                                           June 25: Les Goering, Massena                                                                                                                Sept. 3: Bill & Julia Mullin, Creston

Other dates TBA                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Monthly music sponsorships available.
Call 515.243.7063 or email Ann.

Schedule subject to change without notice.