Best 200 Iowa festivals and events in 2017

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Iowa festivals and events to check out in 2017 and the  best Iowa festivals and events for 2017 to 2018 for entertainment and also revenue.

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Iowa festivals in June 2017

Top Iowa festivals in June each year.

June 10, 2017
Autism Speaks Walk in Des Moines, IA is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 10, 2017
Heritage Park of North Iowa International Festival in Forest City, IA is a unbelievable fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 15-18, 2017
Burlington Steamboat Days in Burlington, IA is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today. Check out the main state events this year!
June 23, 2017
Riverside Area Community Club TREKFEST in Riverside , IA is a unbelievable fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 28, 2017
Color Vibe in Cedar Rapids, IA is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
June 28, 2017
Conesville Two Rivers Music Festival in Conesville, IA is a unforgettable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 8, 2017
Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, IA is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
America’s River Festival in Dubuque, IA is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
East Grove Farms Folk Music Festival in Salem, IA is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
Farmington Strawberry Festival in Farmington, IA is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
Strawberry Point Strawberry Days in Strawberry Point, IA is a great culture festival you don’t want to miss today.Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival in Cedar Rapids

  • Des Moines Arts Festival in Des Moines
  • Iowa Sculpture Festival in Newton
  • Awesome Biker Nightsin Sioux City at Downtown
  • State Center Rose Festival in State Center
  • College Hill Arts Festival in Cedar Falls at UNI Campus
  • Dubuque All That Jazz – Dubuque
  • Bash On The Farm – Forest City
  • Quad City Air Show – Davenport
  • Fairfest 2017 – Fairfield
  • Graffiti Night Car Show – Onawa
  • Ice Cream Days Celebration – Lemars
  • Blanden Art Festival – Fort Dodge
  • Sturgis Falls Celebration – Cedar Falls
  • Trek Fest – Riverside
  • Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines
  • Lazy River Beer & Wine Fest – Marquette
  • Bonaparte Independence Celebration – Bonaparte
  • Market On Central – Fort Dodge
  • Artfest Midwest Other Art Show  – Des Moines

June 20, 2017

  • Spring Indianola Bike Night in Indianola at Town Square
  • June Dubuque All That Jazz in Dubuque at Town Clock

June 21, 2017

  • Graffiti Night Car Show and Shine in Onawa at Michael’s Drive-In
  • Fort Bloomfield Family Rodeo in Bloomfield at Davis County Fairgrounds

June 24, 2017

Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco at Howard County Fairgrounds

June 25, 2017

  • Butler County Fair in Allison at Fairgrounds
  • Linn County Fair in Central City at Fairgrounds
  • Ag in the City Day in Knoxville is a really special event and worth checking out.
  • Art in the Park in Clinton is a 10 out of 10 star event!
  • BBQ, Buggies and Tunes in Marshalltown Rocking fun in M town!
  • Beckster Fest in Amana is going to be Beckster’s best!
  • Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson
  • Bellevue Heritage Days in Bellevue
  • Big Day in Brayton
  • Big Four Fair in Postville
  • Bluegrass Festival in Nashua
  • Butler County Fair in Allison
  • Cannonball Day in Mason City
  • Cedar Basin Jazz Festival in Cedar Falls
  • Clarence Lincoln Highway Festival in Clarence
  • Des Moines Arts Festival in Des Moines
  • Fairytale Festival in Cedar Rapids
  • Frontier Days in Fort Dodge
  • Fun Days in Whittemore
  • Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda
  • Grant Wood Art Festival in Anamosa
  • Greater Jefferson County Fair in Fairfield
  • Greek Festival in Mason City
  • Green Days in Johnston
  • Harpers Ferry Days in Harpers Ferry
  • Hawkeye Downs Fair in Cedar Rapids
  • Heritage Days in Rock Rapids
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival in Marshalltown
  • Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival in Iowa City
  • Iowa Country Jam and Cajun Fest in Des Moines
  • Iowa Sculpture Festival in Newton
  • Iowa Summer Sheep and Wool Festival in Adel
  • Junction Day in Red Oak
  • Kalona Days in Kalona
  • Lamoni Fair in Lamoni
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in Burr Oak
  • Lewis and Clark Festival in Onawa
  • MacNider Arts Festival in Mason City
  • Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco
  • Music Festival in Cherokee
  • Music in the Park in Iowa Falls
  • My Waterloo Days in Waterloo
  • Pioneer Days in Knoxville
  • Rube’s Fest in Montour
  • Scandinavian Days in Story City
  • Sommerfest in Wheatland
  • Strawberry Days in Strawberry Point
  • Strawberry Festival in Farmington
  • Sturgis Falls Celebration in Cedar Falls
  • Wapello County Regional Fair in Eldon
  • WaterandoverandtheandDam Days in Nashua
  • Wellsburg Daze in Wellsburg
  • Western Days in Lake City
  • Wild West Weekend in Cedar Rapids
  • Worth County Fair in Northwood

June 26, 2017

  • Gladbrook Corn Carnival in Gladbrook at Downtown
  • Sturgis Falls Celebration in Cedar Falls at City Parks

June 27, 2017

  • Des Moines Arts Festival in Des Moines at 700 Locust St, Ste. 100
  • Council Bluffs Summer Hunting and Gun Festival in Council Bluffs at Westfair Fairgrounds

June 28, 2017

  • ArtFest Midwest The Other Art Show in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • ArtFest Midwest ‘The Other Art Show’ in Des Moines at Varied Industries Building State Fairgrounds
  • 2nd Saturday Market On Central in Fort Dodge at Historical Downtown Fort Dodge
  • Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest in Marquette at Mississippi River Side
  • Iowa Vendor and Craft Show in Davenport at North Park Mall
  • Fort Bloomfield Summer Family Rodeo in Bloomfield at Davis County Fairgrounds

Iowa festivals in January 2017

  • Hawkeye Downs Winter Hunting and Gun Festival in Cedar Rapids at Hawkeye Downs
  • Des Moines Winter Shopping Expo in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds, Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building
  • Des Moines Boat and Outdoor Show in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Adventureland Park Winter Hunting and Gun Festival in Des Moines at Adventureland Park
  • Iowa City Winter Food Festival 2017 in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex
  • Everything Bridal Show in West Des Moines at Hy-vee Conference Center
  • Northwest Iowa Home Show in Spencer at Clay County Regional Events Center
  • Iowa Home Show in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival in Cherokee at Various Locations
  • Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show in Cedar Falls at UNI-Dome
  • 2017 Des Moines Winter Hunting and Gun Festival in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4H Building
  • So. Sioux City Bridal Fair in Sioux City at The Marina Center
  • Amana Colonies Winterfest in Amana at Downtown
  • Shopping Expo, Antique and Collectible Show in Maquoketa at Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • Larchwood Wedding Showcase in Larchwood at Grand Falls Casino
  • 2017 Iowa City Food Festival 2017 in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex

January 31, 2017
Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo in Davenport at RiverCenter

 

January, 2017

  • Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival in Cherokee
  • Train Expo / Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs
  • Cinderella Moscow Festival in Des Moines
  • Moscow Festival Ballet in Des Moines

Iowa festivals in July

  • Iowa City Jazz Festival in Iowa City at Downtown Iowa City
  • Fort Bloomfield Rodeo in Bloomfield at Davis County Fairgrounds
  • Delaware County Fair in Manchester at Fairgrounds
  • Winneshiek County Fair in DecorahNorth Iowa Fair in Mason City at North Iowa Fair Facilities
  • Adair County Fair in Greenfield
  • Benton County Fair in Vinton
  • Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport
  • Boone County Fair in Boone
  • Bremer County Fair in Waverly
  • Buchanan County Fair in Independence
  • Carroll County Fair in Coon Rapids
  • Cass County Fair in Atlantic
  • Cedar County Fair in Tipton
  • Cherokee County Fair in Cherokee
  • Crawford County Fair in Denison
  • Dallas County Fair in Adel
  • Davis County Fair in Bloomfield
  • Decatur County Fair in Leon
  • Des Moines Arts Festival in Des Moines
  • Des Moines County Fair in Burlington
  • Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque
  • En Plein Air in Corning
  • Fayette County Fair in West Union
  • Floyd County Fair in Central City
  • Floyd County Fair in Charles City
  • Founders’ Day in Algona
  • Franklin County Fair in Hampton
  • Fremont County Fair in Sidney
  • Great Jones County Fair in Monticello
  • Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport
  • Great River Thresher Days in Miles
  • Greater Jefferson County Fair in Fairfield
  • Greene County Fair in Jefferson
  • Grundy County Fair in Grundy Center
  • Hamilton County Fair in Webster City
  • Hancock County Fair in Britt
  • Hardin County Fair in Eldora
  • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley
  • Henry County Fair in Mount Pleasant
  • Heritage Days in Mount Vernon
  • Humboldt County Fair in Humboldt
  • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove
  • Indian Day in Titonka
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival in Iowa City
  • Iowa Country Bash and Cajun Festival in Des Moines
  • Iowa County Fair in Marengo
  • Iowa Storytelling Festival in Clear Lake
  • Jackson County Fair in Maquoketa
  • Jasper County Fair in Colfax
  • Jesup Farmers Days in Jesup
  • July Jubilee in Lake Mills
  • Kalona Bluegrass Festival in Kalona
  • Keokuk County Expo in Sigourney
  • Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer
  • Lakeside DixieFest in Clear Lake
  • Lee County Fair in Donnellson
  • Lemonade Days in Emmetsburg
  • Linn County Fair in Central City
  • Louisa County Fair in Columbus Junction
  • Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids
  • Marion County Fair in Knoxville

Central Iowa Fair in Marshalltown at Central Iowa Fairgrounds

Wright County Fair in Eagle Grove at Wright County Fairgrounds

Buena Vista County Fair and 4H festival in Alta at Fairgrounds

Hardin County Fair and Rodeo Carnival in Eldora at Hardin County Fair Grounds

July 11, 2017

Duesey Days Craft Show in Garner at Central Park

July 12, 2017

Plum Creek Art Festival in Fredericksburg at Fredericksburg’s City Hall

4th Saturday Market On Central in Fort Dodge at Historical Downtown Fort Dodge

July 13, 2017

Garden Art Fair in Ames at Reiman Gardens

July 14, 2017

Henry County Fair in Mt Pleasant at McMillan Park

July 16, 2017

Great Jones County Fair and Food Fest in Monticello at Great Jones County Fairgrounds

July 17, 2017

Boone County Fair in Boone at Boone County Fairgrounds

July 18, 2017

Indianola Summer Bike Night in Indianola at Town Square

Waverly Summer Hunting and Gun Festival in Waverly at Fairgrounds, Air conditioned building

July Dubuque… and All That Jazz in Dubuque at Town Clock

July 19, 2017

Linn Creek Arts Festival in Marshalltown at Fisher Community Center

July 22, 2017

Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque at Fairgrounds

July 25, 2017

Italian – American Heritage Festival of Iowa in Des Moines at Western Gateway Park

Street Fest 2017 in Davenport at Downtown

July 26, 2017

Clear Lake Art Sail in Clear Lake at City Park

Fort Dodge Summer Market on Central in Fort Dodge at Historical Downtown Fort Dodge

REALfest in Carroll at Carroll Community Schools soccer complex

July 31, 2017

Sweet Corn Serenade Craft Show in Oskaloosa at Downtown Square, Penn Central Mall at City Park/City Square

  • Clear Lake Fourth of July Craft Fair – Clear Lake
  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – Davenport
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival at University of Iowa Pentacrest – Iowa City
  • Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk Party in the Park- Fairfield
  • Goodguys Twenty-Third Heartland Nationals – Des Moines
  • Vick’s Corner July Fourth Antique Show & Shopping Expo – Spirit Lake
  • Saturday in the Park – Sioux City
  • Stars and Stripes River Day Community Celebration – Guttenberg
  • North Iowa Fair – Mason City
  • Duesey Days Craft Show – Garner
  • Stratford Stride Thirtieth Bluegrass Festival – Stratford
  • Market On Central – Fort Dodge
  • North Liberty Blues & BBQ – North Liberty
  • Plum Creek Art Festival – Fredericksburg
  • Garden Art Fair – Ames
  • Summer Shopping Expo, Antique, & Collectible Show – Maquoketa
  • Monona County Fair – Onawa
  • Dubuque… and All That Jazz – Dubuque
  • Livermore Daze Celebration – Livermore
  • Linn Creek Arts Festival – Marshalltown
  • Dubuque County Fair – Dubuque
  • Strawberry Jam Camp – Strawberry Point
  • Street Fest – Davenport
  • Backbone Bluegrass Festival – Strawberry Point
  • Market On Central – Fort Dodge
  • Oskaloosa Sweet Corn Serenade – Oskaloosa

July 3, 2017

Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake at Sunset Park and Chautauqua Park

July 4, 2017

  • Celebrate Iowa: A Party in the Park in Fairfield at Fairfield Historic Town Square
  • Goodguys 23rd Heartland Nationals in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Inwood July 4th Grand Celebration in Inwood at Inwood City Park
  • Vick’s Corner July 4th Weekend Antique Show in Spirit Lake at Vick’s Corner

Iowa festivals in August 2017

  • Hoover’s Hometown Days in West Branch
  • Sioux City Summer Hunting and Gun Festival in Sioux City
  • Mid-Iowa Antique Power Show in Marshalltown
  • Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk – Fairfield Town Square
  • Hoover’s Hometown Days – West Branch
  • Celebrate Washington – Washington
  • Tug Fest – Leclaire
  • Camanche Days – Camanche
  • Adel Sweet Corn Festival – Adel
  • Bazaar Festival – Knoxville
  • Riverloop Arts Festival – Waterloo
  • Market On Central – Fort Dodge
  • Classic Car Show and Craft Show – Britt
  • Dubuque… and All That Jazz – Dubuque
  • Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival – Keokuk
  • River Roots Live Music Fest & Ribfest – Davenport
  • Heritage Days – Oelwein
  • River Polooza & Rodeo – Riverside
  • Swap Meet – Onawa
  • AtlanticFest in Atlantic
  • Barbecue and Bluegrass in Missouri Valley
  • Big Four Fair in Nashua
  • Bluesmore in Cedar Rapids
  • Bremer County Fair in Waverly
  • Cass County Fair in Atlantic
  • CC Rider Festival in Central City
  • Celebration Days in Tripoli
  • Clayton County Fair in Garnavillo
  • Community Fair in Marcus
  • Country Music Jamboree in Avoca
  • Crazy Corn Days in Waukon, Iowa
  • Des Moines County Fair in Burlington, Iowa
  • Fall Festival in Dexter
  • Farm Festival in Wall Lake
  • Festival of the Arts in Amana
  • Fish Days in Lansing
  • Fun Days in Clutier
  • Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport
  • Guthrie County Fair in Guthrie Center
  • Hanover Historical Festival in Alta
  • Hooverfest in West Branch
  • Humboldt County Fair in Humboldt, Iowa
  • Iowa State Fair in Des Moines August 8 to 18, 2017
  • Keg Creek Days in Glenwood, Iowa
  • Kossuth County Fair in Algona, Iowa
  • Lamont Days in Lamont, Iowa
  • Meskwaki Pow Wow in Tama, Iowa
  • Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
  • Music Fest in Garden Grove
  • Old Settlers Reunion in Magnolia
  • Old Time Country Music Festival in Knoxville
  • Old Tyme Corn Boil in Griswold, Iowa
  • Pioneer Day in Central City
  • Pioneer Days in Le Grand
  • Ribfest in Council Bluffs
  • Rock Falls Fun Day in Rock Falls, Iowa
  • Sauerkraut Days in Lisbon
  • Shin Bone Valley Rendezvous in Elgin, Iowa
  • Summerfest in Hampton
  • Sweet Corn Day in Elkader
  • Sweet Corn Festival in Adel
  • Ushers Ferry Folk Music Festival in Cedar Rapids
  • Volga City Fun Days in Volga
  • Winding Stairs Festival in Traer
  • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, Iowa
  • ZOOBrew fest  every Wednesday in Des Moines Iowa

Mills County Family Camp at Madrid

Friday Fest in Downtown Grinnell

Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk at Fairfield Town Square

Hoover’s Hometown Days in West Branch will be rocking!

Bluesmore Blues Festival in Cedar Rapids Iowa is one of the best events in Brucemore Mansion!

Art in the Park Preservation Plaza and Arnolds Park, Iowa

Celebrate Washington Central Park, Historic Downtown and Washington, Iowa

Cresco Area Fine Arts Show Beadle Park and Cresco, Iowa

Tug Fest held in various locations and Leclaire, Iowa

Camanche Days at Platt Park and Camanche, Iowa

West Point Sweet Corn Festival in West Point, Iowa

Meskwaki Pow Wow Meskwaki Indian Settlement and Tama, Iowa

Iowa State Fair Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Monroe Old Settlers Celebration at Town Square and Monroe, Iowa

Vagabond Craft Show and Collectibles in Downtown and Britt, Iowa

Amana Festival of the Arts at Middle Park in Middle Amana

Atlanticfest Downtown in Atlantic

Bizaar Bazaar in Knoxville

Crossroads Mall Summer Craft Show will be held at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge

Adel Sweet Corn Festival Downtown Square Adel

Market On Central Historic Downtown Fort Dodge

Country and Old Time Music Festival Marion County Park Knoxville

Dubuque and All That Jazz Town Clock Main Street Dubuque

Indianola Bike Night August Town Square Indianola

Rolling on the River Blues Festival Victory Park Keokuk

River Roots Live Music Fest and Ribfest Downtown Davenport in Davenport

Old Time Power Show Antique Acres Cedar Falls

Heritage Days Downtown Oelwein

Swap Meet 2017  Monona County Fairgrounds Onawa

Prairie Homestead  Tower and Country Craft Show Art Center and Farmstead Belmond

Lincoln Highway Days Various locations Nevada

Kalona Gospel Sing Windmill Ridge Campground Kalona

Woodfest 2017 festival RV Park and Expo Center Amana

Dubuque Irish Fest and Hooley festival Alliant Amphitheater Dubuque

Waukee Fest Downtown Triangle Waukee

Boom and Fest Downtown Vinton

Garden Quilt Fair Reiman Gardens Ames

National Oldtime Country Music Festival and Contest Plymouth County Fairgrounds Lemars

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Old Threshers Museum Mount Pleasant

Crafts in the Park Central Park Mount Pleasant

Madrid Labor Day Celebration Downtown Madrid

Art Splash by Art Centers Riverside Park Sioux City

Bowlful of Blues Maytag Bowl Maytag Park Newton

Vick’s Corner Labor Day Antique Show and Shopping Expo Vick’s  CornerSpirit Lake

Good Olde Summertime Labor Day  Celebration and Shopping Expo Riverfront Park Mcgregor and Marquette

Des Moines Renaissance Faire at Renaissance Park in Des Moines

ZooBrew fest is held every Wednesday until August 28th in Des Moines Iowa.  The event features beer and wine tasting from local vendors with the ability to buy alcohol.  There is also live entertainment and the ability to walk around the zoom past operating times.

  • Mills County Fair in Malvern, Iowa
  • Mitchell County Fair in Osage, Iowa
  • Monona County Fair in Onawa
  • Montgomery County Fair in Red Oak
  • Muscatine County Fair in West Liberty
  • Nordic Fest in Decorah
  • North Iowa Fair in Mason City
  • O’Brien County Fair in Primghar
  • Old Iron Days in Dysart
  • Osceola County Fair in Sibley
  • Page County Fair in Clarinda
  • Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars
  • Pocahontas County Fair in Pocahontas
  • Popcorn Days in Schaller
  • Pottawattamie County Fair in Avoca
  • Poweshiek County Fair in Grinnell
  • Puckerbrush Days in Forest City
  • Ringgold County Fair in Mount Ayr
  • Sac County Fair in Sac City
  • Shelby County Fair in Harlan
  • Southern Iowa Fair in Oskaloosa
  • Sweet Corn Days in Fenton
  • Tama County Fair in Gladbrook
  • Taylor County Fair in Bedford
  • Union County Fair in Afton
  • Van Buren County Fair in Keosauqua
  • Warren County Fair in Indianola
  • Washington County Fair in Washington
  • Water Carnival in Lake View
  • Waverly Heritage Days in Waverly
  • Wayne County Fair in Corydon
  • Webster County Fair in Fort Dodge
  • WestFair in Council Bluffs
  • White Catfish Event in Council Bluffs
  • Wild West Weekend in Cedar Rapids
  • Winnebago County Fair in Thompson
  • Winneshiek County Fair in Decorah

Iowa festivals in September 2017

  1. Midwest Old Threshers Reunion – The Midwest Old Threshers Reunion is a great event held in Mount Pleasant on September 01, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  2. Fairfest: Music Food and Fun in Fairfield – The Fairfest: Music Food and Fun in Fairfield is a great event held in Fairfield on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  3. Madrid Labor Day Celebration – The Madrid Labor Day Celebration is a great event held in Madrid on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  4. Art Center’s ArtSplash – The Art Center’s ArtSplash is a great event held in Sioux City on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  5. Pioneer Village Labor Day Celebration – The Pioneer Village Labor Day Celebration is a great event held in Long Grove on September 04, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  6. Pufferbilly Days – The Pufferbilly Days is a great event held in Boone on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  7. Garden Quilt Fair – The Garden Quilt Fair is a great event held in Ames on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  8. Beaux Arts Fall Fair – The Beaux Arts Fall Fair is a great event held in Davenport on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  9. Art Barn at the Clay County Fair – The Art Barn at the Clay County Fair is a great event held in Spencer on September 10, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  10. Clay County Fair – The Clay County Fair is a great event held in Spencer on September 10, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  11. One Hundred and Sixth National Cattle Congress Fair – The One Hundred and Sixth National Cattle Congress Fair is a great event held in Waterloo on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  12. Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad-Cities – The Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad-Cities is a great event held in Davenport on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  13. Pioneer Fall Festival – The Pioneer Fall Festival is a great event held in Oskaloosa on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  14. Davis County Bluegrass and Old Time Country Festival – The Davis County Bluegrass and Old Time Country Festival is a great event held in Bloomfield on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  15. World Food and Music Festival – The World Food and Music Festival is a great event held in Des Moines on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  16. Riverssance Festival of Fine Art – The Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is a great event held in Davenport on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  17. Oktemberfest – The Oktemberfest is a great event held in Marshalltown on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  18. Pella Historical’s Fall Festival – The Pella Historical’s Fall Festival is a great event held in Pella on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  19. Guttenberg Germanfest – The Guttenberg Germanfest is a great event held in Guttenberg on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  20. Des Moines Arts and Crafts Show – The Des Moines Arts and Crafts Show is a great event held in Des Moines on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  21. Oktoberfest – The Oktoberfest is a great event held in Amana on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  • All Things Scottish in Cedar Falls
  • Allertonworld Festival in Allerton, Iowa
  • Applefest in Woodbine, Iowa
  • ArtSplash in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Balloon Days in Creston, Iowa
  • Band Day Festival in Algona, Iowa
  • Big Four Fair in Nashua, Iowa
  • Bringing Home the Harvest in Exira, Iowa
  • Butterfly Fest in Clinton, Iowa
  • Cambria Celebration in Cambria, Iowa
  • Carroll Bin Day in Carroll, Iowa
  • Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa
  • Corn Carnival in Nodaway, Iowa
  • Delta Days Reunion in Delta, Iowa
  • Eggnormus Country Fall Festival in Belmond, Iowa
  • Fall Festival in Chelsea
  • Fall Festival in Kalona
  • Fall Festival in Lake City
  • Fall Festival in Lorimor
  • Fiber Arts Festival in Mason City
  • Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Days in Fort Atkinson
  • Founder’s Day in Northwood
  • German Fest in Guttenberg
  • Guthrie County Fair in Guthrie Center
  • Harvest Days in Emerson
  • Harvest Festival in Le Roy
  • Hawk Watch in Harpers Ferry
  • Heritage Day in Muscatine
  • Heritage Days in Burlington
  • Iowa Band Jamboree in Clarinda
  • Jumbo Well Days in Belle Plaine
  • Kalona Fall Festival in Kalona
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder/Heritage Day in West Branch
  • Milton’s Fall Festival in Milton
  • National Cattle Congress Fair in Waterloo
  • Native American Days in Dubuque
  • Oktemberfest in Marshalltown
  • Oktoberfest in Des Moines
  • Old Home Days in Knoxville
  • OldandTime Country and Bluegrass Festival in Missouri Valley
  • Pancake Day in Centerville
  • Pelican Festival in Granger
  • Prairie Heritage Day in Rockford
  • Pufferbilly Days in Boone
  • Railroad and Homecoming Days in Marquette
  • Railroad Days in Donnellson
  • RichardsonandJakway Septemberfest in Aurora
  • River Roots Live Music Festival in Davenport
  • Septemberfest in Prescott
  • Sorghumfest in Saint Donatus
  • Steam Threshing Days in Old Iron Swap Days in Forest City
  • Swan Lake Summer WrapandUp in Carroll
  • Trappers and Traders Days in Dubuque

Iowa festivals in October 2017

October 23, 2017

  • Xtreme Rocktoberfest in Washington

October 31, 2017

  • Grand River Center Fall Arts & Crafts Show in Dubuque

October, 2017

  • Oktober Arts & Crafts Show at Amana in Amana
  • Oktoberfest in Amana
  • Harvest Moon Craft and Marketplace in Boone
  • UniDome Fall Arts and Crafts Show in Cedar Falls
  • Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival in Cedar Rapids
  • Center Point Women’s Preservation Society Fall Festival in Center Point
  • Iowa Independent Film Festival in Clear Lake
  • MidAmerica Fall Arts and Crafts Show in Council Bluffs
  • Iowa Burlesque Festival in Davenport
  • AQS Quiltweek in Des Moines
  • Apple Fest on the River in Leclaire
  • North Iowa Event’s Center Fall Bizarre in Mason City
  • Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Mcgregor
  • McGregor Leaf Arts and Craft Festival in Mcgregor
  • Southpark Mall Fall Craft Show in Spencer
  • Apple Festival in Cedar Rapids
  • Apple Festival in Le Claire
  • Autumn Festival in Des Moines
  • Cedar View Apple Orchard Festival in Nashua
  • Corn Harvest Weekend in Urbandale
  • Covered Bridge Festival in Winterset
  • Fall Festival in Audubon
  • Fall Festival in Carroll
  • Fall Festival in Dysart
  • Fall Festival in Jefferson
  • Fall Festival in the Park in Knoxville
  • Fall Fling in Seymour
  • Farm Festival in Hampton
  • Germanfest in Monona
  • Harvest Fest in Atlantic
  • Harvest Fest in Emmetsburg
  • Harvest Festival in Clear Lake
  • Heritage Days in Elkader
  • Nathaniel Hamlin Park Fall Festival in Audubon
  • Octoberfest Polka Festival in Dubuque
  • Oktoberfest in Marquette
  • Oktoberfest in Whittemore
  • Oktoberfest in Windsor Heights
  • Oktoberfest on the River in Burlington
  • Old Home Days in Knoxville
  • Partners Fall Festival in Ames
  • Pioneer Day in Maquoketa
  • Porktoberfest in Sac City
  • Pumpkinfest in Anamosa
  • Riverfest in Bentonsport
  • Rocktober Geode Fest in Keokuk
  • Scenic Drive Festival in Keosauqua
  • State Hand CornandHusking Contest and Festival in Kimballton

Iowa festivals in November 2017

Iowa festivals in December 2017

    December 12, 2017

  • Iowa City Holiday Farmers Market in Iowa City

December 3, 2017

  • Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade in Oskaloosa

December 31, 2017

  • Guideone Imagineve! in Des Moines

December 4, 2017

  • Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk in Fairfield
  • Olde Tyme Christmas in Oelwein

December 5, 2017

  • Christmas Arts & Crafts Show in Council Bluffs

December, 2017

  • Isu in Ames
  • IsuScheman Building Event in Ames
  • Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in Council Bluffs
  • Holiday Shopper’s Market in Mason City
  • Heritage Festival of Arts at the Hall in Sigourney
  • 2017 Iowa festivals

Upcoming Iowa festivals and events

November 14, 2017

  • Iowa City Holiday Farmers Market in Iowa City
  • Holiday Arts Festival in Waterloo

November 20, 2017

  • Des Moines Fall Arts & Crafts Show in Des Moines

November 21, 2017

  • Holiday Collections Craft Fair in Sioux City

November 27, 2017

  • Christmas at the Downs Arts & Craft Show in Cedar Rapids

November 6, 2017

  • National Toy Farm Show and Auction in Dyersville
  • Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk in Fairfield

November 7, 2017

  • Coralville Fall Arts & Crafts Show in Coralville

November 7, 2017

  • Mississippi River Valley Art Drive in Mississippi River Area

November, 2017

  • Santa’s North Pole Village Craft Show in Ankeny
  • Coralville Fall Arts and Crafts Show in Coralville
  • Des Moines Fall Arts and Crafts Show in Des Moines
  • Junior League of Des Moines Gift Mart in Des Moines
  • Wild Rose Independent Film Festival in Des Moines
  • Grand River Center Fall Arts and Crafts Show in Dubuque
  • Second Vendor & Craft Show Milk & Cookies W/santa in Dyersville
  • Third Mediapolis Community Christmas Craft Show in Mediapolis

13 Reasons Iowa festivals are going to be rocking in 2017

  1. Iowa State Fair
  2. Iowa City Jazz Fest
  3. Tulip Festival in Pella
  4. Iowa City Book Fest
  5. Yoga Fest in Iowa City
  6. Hot Air balloon fest
  7. Festival of trees in davenport
  8. Iowa Renaissance Festival
  9. Iowa Music Festival
  10. Jazz festival in Iowa City
  11. Iowa independent film festival
  12. Testicle festival Iowa
  13. Iowa sculpture festival

Iowa festivals in February 2017

February 6, 2017

  • Iowa-Illinois Regional Car and Truck Festival in Davenport
  • Eastern Iowa Home and Landscaping Festival in Waterloo at Five Sullivan Bros. Convention Center
  • Des Moines Antique Spectacular in Des Moines at Animal Learning Center
  • Hawkeye Downs Spring Hunting and Gun Festival in Cedar RapidsFebruary 7, 2017

Des Moines Shopping Expo in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds, Bruce Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building

  • 2017 Iowa City Winter Food Festival 2017 in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex

Des Moines Home and Environmental Festival in Des Moines at Iowa Events Center

Cedar Rapids Sportshow in Cedar Rapids at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center

 

Say I Do Wedding Walk 2017 in West Des Moines at Historic Valley Junction

Downtown Business Expo in Dubuque at Hotel Julien Dubuque

  • Des Moines Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds

North Liberty Craft and Vendor Fair in North Liberty at 520 W Cherry St

  • Des Moines Home and Garden Show in Des Moines
  • Des Moines Winter Arts & Crafts Show in Des Moines
  • 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival in Ventura

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Iowa festivals in March 2017

March 3, 2017

Hawkeye Farm Show in Cedar Falls at UNI Dome

March 6, 2017

  • Tri State Home and Builders Show in Dubuque at Grand River Center
  • Council Bluffs Home and Landscaping Show in Council Bluffs at Mid-America Center
  • Iowa Deer Classic in Des Moines at Iowa Events Center

March 7, 2017

  • Iowa City’s Largest Indoor Garage Sale in Iowa City at Sharpless Auctions Complex
  • Des Moines Spring Shopping Expo in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds

March 13, 2017

  • Eastern Iowa Sportshow in Cedar Falls at UNI-Dome
  • 2017 Des Moines Spring Hunting and Gun Festival in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4H Building

March 15, 2017

  • Des Moines Craft Show and Vendor Fair in Des Moines at Southridge Mall
  • Iowa City Winter Farmer’s Festival in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex

March 20, 2017

  • Iowa Flower, Lawn and Environmental Festival in Des Moines at Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Uni-Dome Antique and Collectibles Show in Cedar Falls at UNI-Dome
  • Hawkeye Downs Spring Hunting and Gun Festival in Cedar Rapids

March 21, 2017

  • Spring Collections Craft Fair in Sioux City at Sioux City Convention Center
  • Northeast Iowa Paddlefest in Cedar Falls at River Hills School
  • Mid-America Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Council Bluffs at Mid-America Center
  • Cedar Rapids Maple Syrup Festival in Cedar Rapids at Indian Creek Nature Center

March 28, 2017

Grand River Center Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Dubuque at Grand River Center

March 29, 2017

Iowa City Winter Farmer’s Festival in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex

Iowa festivals in April 2017

April 10, 2017

Spring Trade Show Productions Hunting and Gun Festival in Des Moines

April 12, 2017

2017 Iowa City Farmer’s Festival in Iowa City

April 17, 2017

Indianola Bike Night in Indianola at Town Square

April 19, 2017

Earth Day in the Junction in West Des Moines at Historic Valley Junction

April 25, 2017

  • Coralville Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Coralville at Marriott Conference Center
  • 2017 Civil War Reenactment in Keokuk at Battle of Atlanta and Battle of Ezra Church

April 26, 2017

  • Des Moines Spring Craft Show and Vendor Fair in Des Moines at Southridge Mall
  • Shopping Expo, Antique and Collectible Show in Maquoketa at Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • 2017 Iowa City Food Festival 2017 in Iowa City at Fairgrounds in C Complex

Iowa festivals in May 2017

Here are the hottest festivals and top things to do in Iowa this May!

May 6, 2017
NAMIWalks in Iowa City, IA is a amazing celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 04, 2017
Pella Tulip Time in Pella, IA is a great culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 05, 2017
Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show in Earlville, IA is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Amana Maifest in Amana Colonies, IA is a unbelievable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Art Walk in Waverly, IA is a great music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Mid Iowa Woodcarvers Show in Ames, IA is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Spring Fiber Festival in Marion, IA is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 11, 2017
Iowa Children’s Water Festival in Ankeny, IA is a amazing art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Beaux Arts Spring Fair in Davenport, IA is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Bubble RUN in Des Moines, IA is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Davenport Beaux Arts Fair in Davenport, IA is a unforgettable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 18, 2017
Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City, IA is a unbelievable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Dubuquefest Fine Arts Festival in Dubuque, IA is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Indianola Bike Night – May in Indianola, IA is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival in Tama, IA is a unforgettable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Main Avenue Craft Show in Clinton, IA is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Marion Arts Festival 2017 in Marion, IA is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Women’s Expo Tour – Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs, IA is a unbelievable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 21, 2017
Cruisin’ For Camp Courageous in Monticello, IA is a unforgettable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 21, 2017
Valley Junction Art Festival in West Des Moines, IA is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 25, 2017
Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City, IA is a amazing fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 26, 2017
Bonaparte Spring Festival in Bonaparte, IA is a great festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 26, 2017
Danish Villages Tivoli Festival in Elk Horn, IA is a unforgettable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 26, 2017
Party in the Park in Charles City, IA is a great festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 27, 2017
Iowa Renaissance Festival in Amana, IA is a unbelievable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 27, 2017
Spring Arts and Crafts Festival in Mcgregor, IA is a amazing food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 28, 2017
Iowa Chocolate Festival in Des Moines, IA is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 28, 2017
Pioneer Village Heritage Days in Long Grove, IA is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 29, 2017
Whittemore Fun Days in Whittemore, IA is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 4, 2017
Pella Tulip Time Festival in Pella, IA is a unbelievable celebration you don’t want to miss today.

May 1, 2017

  • Geneva Marketin Mason City at Maynes Grove
  • Heartland Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Des Moines at Iowa Events Center
  • What Cheer Spring Shopping Expo in What Cheer at Fair Grounds

May 2, 2017

  • Waverly Art Walk in Waverly at Kohlmann Park
  • Maifest in Amana at In The Amana Colonies
  • 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival in West Des Moines at Historic Valley Junction

May 7, 2017

Pella Tulip Time Dutch Craft Market in Pella at Molengracht

May 9, 2017

  • Beaux Spring Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair in Davenport at Figge Art Museum Plaza
  • Quad City Air Show in Davenport at Davenport Municipal Airport
  • 2017 Craft and Artisan Expo in Lakota at Eagle Center

May 13, 2017

Machine Quilters Showcase in Cedar Rapids at Double Tree Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

May 14, 2017

Orange City Tulip Festival in Orange City at Central Avenue

May 15, 2017

Indianola Spring Bike Night in Indianola at Town Square

May 16, 2017

Marion Arts Festival in Marion at City Square Park

May 17, 2017

2017 Spring Art Market in West Des Moines at Historic Valley Junction

May 21, 2017

Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City at Tree Town

May 23, 2017

  • Treasure Village Antique Shopping Expo in Milford at 2 miles NW of Milford
  • Spring Arts and Craft Festival in McGregor at Triangle Park
  • Bentonsport Quilt Show in Bentonsport at Bentonsport Stone House
  • Memorial Weekend Shopping Expo and Craft Show in Bonaparte at Bonaparte City Park
  • 2017 Smokin’ in the Junction in West Des Moines at Historic Valley Junction

May 29, 2017

Hawkeye Downs Hunting and Gun Festival in Cedar Rapids at Hawkeye Downs

  • Simply The Blues Blues Festival in Fort Madison
  • Cajun Fest in Guttenberg
  • Fun Days in Whittemore
  • Gala Days in Lytton
  • Heritage Day in Lorimor
  • Hitchcock Pioneer Festival in Lewis
  • Houby Days in Cedar Rapids
  • Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival in Tama
  • Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival in Amana
  • Maifest in Amana
  • Mayfest in Red Oak
  • Memorial Jazz Fest in Bentonsport
  • My Waterloo Days in Waterloo
  • National Bohemian, Moravian and Slovak Folk Dance Festival in Cedar Rapids
  • North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City
  • Spring Country Music Festival in Avoca
  • Syttende Mai in Decorah
  • Tivoli Fest in Elk Horn
  • Tulip Festival in Orange City
  • Tulip Time in Pella

Top rated Iowa festivals and county fairs for August 2016!

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Title: Here are the some of the top rated Iowa festivals and county fairs for August 2016!
Here are the top festivals and events in Iowa this August.  The 2016 top things to do in Iowa from all ranges of festival genre; top IA music festivals, art festivals, beer and wine and much more.

The top events in some of the biggest cities in Iowa as well.  To see a detailed list of all the top Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, and Iowa City events – just click on the links. The best Polk County fairs from east to west in the great state.

The top 25 festivals in Iowa get high marks for this August
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Des Moines, Iowa – This section lists the best Iowa events and festivals for August. Top festivals and events in Iowa this August. Check out some of the top things to do in the state this month. The hottest music festivals, art festivals, and food festivals this month. Some of the best events from Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport.

The top 25 Iowa events and festivals this August August 2016 events calendar for Iowa Iowa events calendar for August 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in 2016

Take a look at some of the top August festivals in Iowa. Iowa has a rich history of festival and celebrations and this August will be sure to blow you away. You’ll find information on events, lodging, festival ratings, reviews, and much more. See below for a complete list of the top Iowa events and festivals.

2016 Mitchell County Fair
August 3, 2016

Osage, Iowa at 1006 Chestnut St
Mitchell County Fair will be held on August 3-7, 2016.

2016 Clayton County Fair
August 3, 2016

Garnavillo, Iowa at Clayton County Fairgrounds
Clayton County Fair will be held on August 3-8, 2016. Rodeo, Truck and Tractor Pull, 6th Annual Bull Bash, Demo Derby,

2016 Woodbury County Fair
August 3, 2016

Moville, Iowa at Woodbury County Fairgrounds
Woodbury County Fair will be held on August 3rd to August 7th, 2016.
Marcus Community Fair
August 4, 2016

Marcus, Iowa at Downtown
There will be a fun filled, family orientated entertainment. Whether it is to watch or compete in one of the open

Iowa Irish Fest
August 5, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa at Lincoln Park
Iowa Irish Fest is dedicated to celebrating Irish culture in Iowa, takes place in the Lincoln Park area of downtown Waterloo.

2016 First Fridays Art Walk – Blues and BBQ
August 5, 2016

Fairfield, Iowa at Downtown
Event will be held on August 5, 2016. The Art Walk celebrates creativity, culture and community and supports the arts in

2016 Hometown Days
August 5, 2016

West Branch, Iowa at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Save the date for the 2016 Hoover’s Hometown Days. Comming August 5-6, 2016.

Emmetsburg Summer Vendor and Craft Event
August 5, 2016

Emmetsburg, Iowa at Wild Rose Casino and Resorts
Summer Vendor and Craft Event will be held on August 5-6, 2016.

Tommy Roe / The Box Tops @ WinnaVegas Casino Sloan Iowa
August 6, 2016

Sloan, Iowa at WinnaVegas Casino Resort

2016 Ft Lauderdale Summer Craft and Vendor Event
August 6, 2016

Coralville, Iowa at Coral Ridge Mall

2016 Festival of the Arts
August 6, 2016

Middle Amana, Iowa at Middle Park

Beez Pop Up Market 2016
August 6, 2016

Pleasant Hill, Iowa at 1100 N Hickory Blvd, Ste 206
Market will be held on August 6, 2016. Features a variety of local home based business.

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Iowa August 2016 mug

Tug Fest 2016
August 11, 2016

Leclaire, Iowa at Various Locations
The Tug is a lot of Excitement and challenge for LeClaire against Port Byron.

2016 Sauerkraut Days
August 11, 2016

Lisbon, Iowa at Downtown
Join us at the Lisbon Sauerkraut Days.

2016 West Point Sweet Corn Festival
August 11, 2016

West Point, Iowa at Downtown

2016 Camanche Days Festival
August 11, 2016

Camanche, Iowa at Downtown
Camanche Days Festival will be held on August 11-14, 2016.

2016 Oskaloosa Vendor Crafts Show
August 13, 2016

Oskaloosa, Iowa at Penn Central Mall
Show will be held on August 13, 2016. Family friendly event. Coloring table for the kids, numerous vendors on site. Come

2016 Adel Sweet Corn Festival
August 13, 2016

Adel, Iowa at Courthouse Square
Join us for the 37th Annual Sweet Corn Festival scheduled August 13, 2016.

Atlanticfest 2016
August 13, 2016

Atlantic, Iowa at Downtown Atlantic and City Park
Join us for a day long celebration of great people in a great place.
2016 Indianola Bike Night
August 19, 2016

Indianola, Iowa at Town Square

Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show
August 19, 2016

Dubuque, Iowa at Dubuque Iowa at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival
August 19, 2016

Keokuk, Iowa at Victory Park

Cedar Falls Old Time Power Show
August 19, 2016

Cedar Falls, Iowa at Antique Acres

Cedar Valley Pridefest
August 20, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa at West Fourth and Washington Street
Come celebrate the joys of diversity with Live music,female and male impersonators, a roller derby show, and more.

Railroad Heritage Days 2016
August 20, 2016

Oelwein, Iowa at Oelwein Community Plaza
Fun for the entire family. Get to know the Railroad History.

Elkader Art in the Park
August 20, 2016

Elkader, Iowa at Founders Park
Art in the Park fine art festival will be held on August 20th and 21st, 2016 in Elkader, Iowa.

2016 Watermelon Festival
August 25, 2016

Montrose, Iowa at S 1st St
Since 1945 the community of Montrose has been holding this festival that features free watermelon, great food, crafts, town-wide garage sales,

2016 Dallas Center Fall Festival
August 26, 2016

Dallas Center, Iowa at Downtown
Get ready to wrap up the summer with some home town fun. Activities start Friday night and carry through until the

Woodfest 2016
August 26, 2016

Amana, Iowa at Amana Colonies RV Park and Event Center
A festival of wood and everything made of wood. Free admission. Hours: Fri 12-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

Fort Dodge 4th Saturday Market on Central
August 27, 2016

Fort Dodge, Iowa at Historical Downtown Fort Dodge
Event will be held on August 27, 2016. This will include a wide variety of locally fresh produce along with homemade

Council Bluffs Ultimate Girls Affair
August 27, 2016

Council Bluffs, Iowa at Mid-America Center
On Saturday, August 27, 2016, join us at the ultimate girls’ night out at Mid-America Center, Iowa. This event in designed

Council Bluffs Ultimate Ladies’ Night Out
August 27, 2016

Council Bluffs, Iowa at Mid-America Center
Event will be held on Aug 27, 2016. The event includes a fashion show, onstage entertainment, a shopping experience and a long *ong swallow contest

Ladora Junque-tion Fall Market
August 27, 2016

Ladora, Iowa at The city Pavilion and Soccer Field
Get ready for an old fashioned flea market and farmers market in one. You can find everything even the kitchen sink

41st Annual National Old Time Music Festival
August 29, 2016

Le Mars, Iowa at Plymouth County Fairgrounds, LeMars, Iowa
This event is 7 days long, with 10 concert stages to accommodate well over 500 performers, all running from 9am to close

The arrival of August 2016 events in Iowa means summer’s just around the corner. Find things to do, festivals and more. Over 50 festivals in Iowa you cant miss this August August in Iowa is glorious. Enjoy some of the state’s best outdoor festivals as well as great indoor events such as art festivals and film festivals.

Iowa also has a great history of music festivals and the season kicks off with some amazing street festivals. Get your groove on and rock out with your dingy out. Great reasons to drink in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids this month Featured events in August 2016 Things to do in Iowa, United States – Iowa events and attractions in August
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
Riverfest
Friday Fest – August

  1. Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk
  2. Monroe Old Settlers Celebration

Here is our complete directory of the top things to do in Iowa this August including all the great IA fairs, dance festivals, and the Italian festival.

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Iowa State Fair 2014 is going to be bang bang and more!

Iowa State Fair 2013 festival

The Iowa State Fair 2013 festival is hosted at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in August and is 10 days of excitement and entertainment held in Des Moines will feature over 1,000,000 people this year and is an event not to miss.  Here are the details of what this years festival has to offer and why you shouldn’t miss it!

Iowa State Fair 2013 festival
Iowa State Fairfestival

Dates: August 8-18, 2013

Average Attendance:

Attendance at the Iowa State Fair surpassed the 1 million mark and the final day of the fair marked the largest Sunday attendance in its history.

This year’s fair attracted 1,097,142 people, making it the second best-attended fair in the event’s 159-year history. Only 2008 saw more people, with 1,109,150 people. In 2011, 1,080,959 people passed through the fairground gates.

via Des Moines Register Staff Blogs.

 

Iowa State Fair Barrack Obama
President Barrack and Michelle Obama at the Iowa state fair festival in Des Moines, IA

Iowa festival location:

Iowa State Fair 2013 festival
3000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Contact: 515-262-3111

Events at the Iowa State Fairgrounds 2013:

  • The Midway
  • Contests
  • Butter Cow
  • Agriculture and Livestock
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Museum

 

BILL RILEY’S IOWA STATE FAIR TALENT SEARCH
Watch talented Iowa youth compete in Bill Riley’s Talent Search. Competition starts at Noon every day of the festival and climaxing with the Championships beginning at 1 p.m. on Extreme Sunday,
August 18.

VETERANS’ DAY PARADE
Help us honor active and retired members of the armed forces in a special
parade throughout the grounds during our Veterans’ Day festivities on
Monday, August 12. Event details will be posted in early July.

ART ATTACK
Check out Art Attack at its new location in Kids’ Zone! Relax while your
kids enjoy hands-on crafts – specifically designed with them in mind. Art
Attack runs from 1 to 5 p.m. every Fair day.

BIG ANIMALS EVENTS

Stop by the Cattle Barn to see this year’s Super Bull before heading to
visit the Big Boar in the Swine Barn. Continue your tour with a stop in the
Sheep Barn to see this year’s Giant Ram. And don’t forget to stop by the
Pigeon/Poultry/Rabbit Building to see the heaviest pigeon and largest
rabbit!

HUNDRED OF UNIQUE AND CRAZY CONTESTS AND EVENTS
From checkers and chess to husband calling and rubber chicken
throwing, there’s a contest for all of our competitive Fairgoers. Check
out our Daily Program in early July to see the list of this year’s contests.
IOWA STATE FAIR SEW-IN
Try your hand at simple stitching while providing quilts for local children
in need. Check back in June for details on how to help out.
FIREWORKS
End your time at the festival with a fireworks display following
each musical Grandstand performance. Fireworks last approximately 15
minutes and can be enjoyed anywhere on the grounds.

Iowa maps for the fair:

Iowa directions
iowa map for State Fair directions

 

History of the Iowa State Fair and Fairgrounds:

Major building and exhibit facilities, plenty of free parking and a full-time planning staff make the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines a complete year-round meeting and exposition center.

Choose from more than a dozen facilities including the modern Jacobson Exhibition Center (opened in 2010), the colossal Varied Industries Building, the midsize Elwell Family Food Center, the huge 4-H Exhibits Building and mammoth Cattle Barn. People have even rented the parking lots to stage circuses, barbeque contests, swap meets and car shows. Nearly 200 events are held on the grounds annually.

Additional features include free parking, a 160-acre campgrounds outdoor stages, picnic shelters, indoor/outdoor show rings, horseshoe courts and an outstanding half-mile dirt track.

Whether you’re planning a simple event or an elaborate experience, the Fairgrounds staff will help you arrange for caterers and decorators, sound equipment and lights, tables and chairs, forage and hay, dozers and forklifts, plumbers and electricians, plus hauling and clean-up service. Internet access is available anywhere on the grounds (price depends on location; advance notice required). A professional printing and sign shop is on-site. The 24-hour Fair Patrol is available for special security requests.

The Iowa State Fairgrounds are located in Iowa’s capital off I80 and I35 only minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport. Des Moines is easy to reach via major airlines and boasts a per diem rate that is consistently about 20 percent less than the national average. Tradeshow Week named Des Moines the most affordable city to host a trade show. The city also features upscale shopping areas, fine restaurants and excellent hotels and motels.

Fairgrounds facilities and services — as much or as little as you need — are available at surprisingly low cost. Requirements are simple: a signed contract and a certificate of insurance. Start planning your Fairgrounds event today.

via About My favorite Fair Grounds – Jenny Smith’s blog.

The Butter Cow:

J.K. Daniels sculpted the festivals first butter cow  and over the years this has turned into much more.  Now the Butter Cow starts with a wood, metal, wire and steel mesh frame and about 600 lbs. of low moisture, pure cream Iowa butter.

Fun fact: a butter cow weighing over 600 lbs. would butter 19,200 slices of toast and take an average person two lifetimes to consume.   In addition to the Butter Cow, a companion sculpture also graces the Agriculture Building coolers. Following are some that have been on display in previous years:

 

Other Events:

AUG  8 THU

Casting Crowns

Details: Casting CrownsJeremy Camp
8:00 PM

 

AUG  9 FRI

Happy Together Tour

Details: Happy Together Tour, The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett, The Union Gap Band, Mark Lindsay
08:00 PM

 

AUG  10 SAT

Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon from Saturday Night Live

 8:00 PM

 

AUG  11 SUN

Dierks Bentley

Details: Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore
8:00 PM

 

AUG  12 MON

Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models

5:30 PM
AUG  13 TUE

Victoria Justice

Details: Victoria Justice, Pentatonix
8:00 PM

 

AUG  14 WED

Grand Outlaw National Truck And Tractor Pull

 2:00 PM

 

AUG  15 THU

Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour presented by Ford F-Series

Details: Toby Keith, Kip Moore
8:00 PM

 

AUG  16 FRI

Train

Details: TrainMatt Nathanson
8:00 PM

AUG  17 SAT

Demolition Derby and Figure Eight Race

11:30 AM

 

AUG  17 SAT

Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted

Details: Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted
8:00 PM
AUG  18 SUN

Alan Jackson

Details: Alan Jackson, Gary Allan
8:00 PM

 

More history of the Festival:

The first Iowa State Fair was in Fairfield October 25 to 27, 1854, with a budget of $323.The Fair was held again in Fairfield in 1855, but for the next several years, the Fair moved from town to town, remaining mostly in eastern Iowa.
The Fair was held in Muscatine in 1856-1857, Oskaloosa in 1858-1859, Iowa City in 1860-1861, Dubuque in 1862-1863, Burlington in 1864-1866, Clinton in 1867-1868, Keokuk in 1869-1870 and 1874–1875, and Cedar Rapids in 1871-1873 and 1876-1878. The Fair moved permanently within the Des Moines city limits in 1878. After the Iowa State Legislature and the City of Des Moines appropriated funds for the Fair in 1886, it moved to its current location at East 30th and East Grand in Des Moines.[2]
Since 1854, the Iowa State Fair has been entertaining Iowans on a yearly basis with only a few exceptions. In 1898, the Fair was cancelled due to the celebration of the World’s Fair in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, as well as the prolonged Spanish-American War. The Fair was also closed in 1942 due to World War II when the state allowed military personnel to use the grounds as a supply depot. The Fair re-opened in 1946.[1]
The Fair celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2004. Also in 2004, the Fair set an attendance record with 1,053,978 visitors, a record that was broken during the 2008 Fair which reported 1,109,150 fairgoers.[1] Conservative figures indicate the 11-day Fair as the catalyst for approximately $60 million worth of spending in travel, lodging, restaurants, shopping, etc.