Your visit to the Red Rock Area isn't complete without also adding in some of our award winning local flavors.  Here are some ideas for your visit!

Check out the:
A to Z Foodie Trail
2018 Best of Red Rock

A to z Foodie Trail

We've got letter! The A to Z Foodie trail includes 26 stops in Marion and Mahaska Counties which include old world recipes to new food innovations. The trail is a great activity for family reunions, guy/gals weekends, bachelor parties, romantic getaway weekends or a quick stop for something great when passing through the area. Like the trail on FACEBOOK to keep up with all the happenings: #AtoZFoodieTrail

Best of Red Rock

Each year locals and visitors vote in the BEST OF RED ROCK contest to identify winners in 55 categories and four TOP 10 lists. Many of these feature FOOD & BEVERAGES. Print off the list of winners and create your own FOODIE ADVENTURE!


Here you will find fresh baked breads, flaky Dutch letters, creamy chocolates and tasty pies. We also have great ice cream shops that help make a hot summer day even better.


Cattle outnumber people in Iowa and one-third of all hogs in the US are raised on an Iowa farm, so it only makes sense if you enjoy pork & beef we have some great finds.


Locally roast coffee, brewed craft beer and bottled wine can all be found here. The Cellar Peanut Pub was selected as a Top 25 Beer Bar in the US and Peace Tree Brewing Company received a World Beer Cup gold medal for their Blonde Fatale.

Foodie Events

The Pella Tulip Time Festival in May showcases many Dutch favorites at local stands during the event. In early June, Pleasantville hosts the annual PigOut BBQ competition. While in October, you will find Wine Walk in Pella and several farms in southwest Marion County host Farm Crawl. Go to the events section to check out dates for this year!

Local Restaurants

Our locally owned restaurants take great pride in their business. Many of our restaurants use locally grown or made items on their menu. Checkerboard Restaurant in Pleasantville has been awarded the top rural restaurant in Iowa.