Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Chelsea Car Show 2018

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Chelsea, Iowa will be hosting its 8th Annual Chelsea Car Show on Saturday, July 28, 2018 (rain or shine).  Dash plaques will be given to the first 400 entries and awards to the top 75 (voting by registered participants), plus 25 judged awards.  Registration is from 8-11am; participant voting from 11am-1pm; and award presentation at 2pm.  For more information, go to “Chelsea Car Show’ on Facebook.

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Meskwaki Powwow 2018

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The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa will be holding its 104th annual Meskwaki Powwow Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018 at the Meskwaki Settlement powwow site, which is 4 miles west of Tama, Iowa.  Grand entry on each day is at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Thursday is children’s day, Friday is senior’s day, and Saturday is veteran’s day with special pricing for those individuals.  During the 4-day affair, the gathered Indians celebrate and perform, in full-dress regalia, dances that have been handed down for generations.  For more details, go to http://www.meskwakipowwow.com.

 

Dysart 4th of July 2018

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Dysart, Iowa has lots of activities planned for the 4th of July in 2018.  Attractions include inflatable golf & slide, rock climbing wall, pop-a-shot, toddler zone, face painting, & raffle items; and lots of treats including mini donuts, funnel cakes, cotton candy, slushies, Chinese food, turkey legs, brats, and fried pickles.

Events on Tuesday, July 3 include a slow pitch softball tournament, kiddie parade, and firemen’s dance featuring Guilty Pleasure.  The beer garden will be open and the Lions Club will be serving tenderloins, rootbeer floats & ice cream.

Events on Wednesday, July 4 start with a 5k run/walk, grand parade, pork chop dinner, kiddie tractor pull, bingo, free throw contest, cow chip bingo, talent show, and fireworks at dusk.  Club Dysart will be serving a pork chop dinner, brats & turkey legs.  DJ with a Beat will be on from 12:30 to 4:30.

Clutier Czech Day 2018

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Clutier, Iowa will be having its Clutier Czech Day on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  A Czech bakery will be set up early on Main Street featuring kolaches and other delicious snacks.  The Tama County Pork Producers will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. along with other food vendors.  The Clutier Firemen will be having their annual hog roast in the evening.

A 5k run/walk will start the morning off and there will be a flea market all day at the ZCBJ Hall.  The veteran, kiddie, and grand parade will all happen before lunch.  Dave’s Little Big Band will be performing after lunch and Wikid Liker will perform in the evening.  There will also be a kids tractor pull, library auction, and bike give-away.  A street cruise will round out the day.

For more details, go to “Clutier Czech Day” on Facebook.

Dysart Old Iron Days 2018

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Dysart, Iowa is hosting its 16th annual Old Iron Days on Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28, 2018.  The Dysart Lions Club will be hosting a tenderloin supper both nights from 5-7 p.m.

Friday activities include a car, truck & bike show from 4-8 pm at the city park with 50 trophies awarded.  Monte Wengers will be performing live at 6:30 p.m. featuring classic car tunes.  Saturday morning will start out with a biscuits & gravy breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and a tractor cruise will get underway at 9:00 a.m.

For more information about the car show, contact Kendall Taylor at 319-476-4623.  For other details, call Dwayne Luze at 319-269-5762.

Toledo Stoplight Festival 2018

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Toledo, Iowa will be hosting its annual Stoplight Festival on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the courthouse square.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for an evening of fun!  Toledo’s weekly farmers market will be happening from 5-7pm.

Festival events include kids water fights sponsored by the fire department, food vendors, a magician and gigantic bounce house.  The State Historical Society will have its mobile museum there and the National Guard will have a rock climbing wall.  Chad Elliott will be performing from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be performing from 7-9 pm.

For more details, email stoplightfestival@aweiowa.com or call 641-481-3002.

Gladbrook Corn Carnival 2018

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Gladbrook, Iowa will be hosting its annual Corn Carnival Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Open daily will be Matchstick Marvels, the Gladbrook Museum, merchants exhibits, food stands (with sweet corn!), beer garden, midway rides & music and entertainment on Main Street.

Thursday’s events include the collectors’ fair, Little Miss & Mr. Corn Carnival and Corn Cob Queen crowning, kiddie parade, bingo, and live music featuring Country Classic Four.

Friday’s events include a movie at the Gladbrook Theatre, the Hovick Petting Zoo, grand parade at 6:30 p.m. and live music featuring Vinyl Frontier.

Saturday’s events include Breakfast on Main, a 5k run/walk, tractor ride, sand volleyball, cribbage & pepper tournaments, a movie at the Gladbrook Theatre, classic car cruise, talent show, and fireworks.

Sunday closes out the carnival with a community church service and omelet breakfast.

For more details, go to www.gladbrookcorncarnival.org.

Double D Rodeo 2018

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The Double D Rodeo will be on Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4, 2018, at the Dennis Dostal farm, 2017 Highway E29, rural Toledo, Iowa.  That’s 7 miles north of Toledo on Highway 63, then 1/2 mile east on County Road E29.   There will also be kids wooly-bully rides, the Equestrian Drill Team, a wild cow race, sheep scramble, petting zoo, food concessions, and a beer tent.  Lonesome Road will be performing live both nights.  All proceeds will benefit Easter Seals.  For more information, call 641-750-7757.

Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival 2018

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The Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival will be Friday and Saturday, May 18, 2018 and May 19, 2018 in downtown Tama, Iowa.  The carnival will be in town both days and the family food court will be across from city hall.

Friday’s activities include an ice cream social, wine and cheese tasting, the Tama Citizen of the Year presentation, performances by the Tri-County Community Band, the Harding Street Singers, the STC Middle School Jazz Band and the STC High School Jazz Band.  There will be a street dance as well featuring Hold for Swank and Monkey Finger.

Saturday’s activities include the firefighters’ pancake breakfast, a Bloody Mary bar, a 5k run, parade @10am, and a bean bag tournament.  Gail’s Academy of Dance will be performing along with Sheltered Reality and My Fellow Americans.  The Grout Museum will present “Creepy Crawlies”.  Kids activities include a balloon artist, a caricature artist, water fights and a nickel scramble.

For more details, go to the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

Vining Flea Market & Auction 2018

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Vining will be hosting its 41st annual Flea Market of antiques and collectibles on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the C.S.A. Hall in Vining, Iowa.  Vendors will be indoors and outside and there will be a bake sale and lunch available.  A consignment auction of farm machinery and farm related items will begin at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 319-479-2202 or 641-485-0794.