Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Beats, Burgers, Brats, Brews, & Bicycles

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The Dysart Development Corporation and Dysart Business Builders are sponsoring the annual Beats, Burgers, Brats, Brews, and Bicycles on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from noon to 4:00 p.m. along Main Street in Dysart, Iowa.  Bicyclists should meet in Vinton at noon or depart from Garrison and pedal to Dysart on the Old Creamery Nature Trail.  Beats will be provided by the Buck Hollow Band from 3-6pm.  Burgers, brats, & brew will be served as well.  Buy a raffle ticket for a TREK Verve 1 bicycle.  For more information, go to http://www.dysartiowa.com.

 

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

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Experience the circus under a real big top as it was meant to be seen, right here in Tama County, Iowa!  An American tradition you can share with your kids.  See beautiful big cats, horses, trapeze artist, contortionist, American Eskimo dogs, wire walker, unicyclists & more. Performances will be at the Dysart City Park on Sherman Street, Dysart, Iowa, at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017.  Sponsored by the Dysart Lions Club.  319-476-4949, http://www.dysartiowa.com

Traer Winding Stairs Festival 2017

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Fun in the Sun is the theme for this year’s Winding Stairs Festival on August 10-13, 2017 in Traer, Iowa. On Thursday, the junior and high school will be having a glow-in-the-dark six hole 2 person best shot golf tournament at 8:30 p.m.  Friday’s events include a giant lawn twister for kids of all ages, a sand castle building contest, kids inflatables, TMU bucket rides, and kids activities.  There will be free kolaches at the beer garden at 7:00 p.m. while they last.  Mollie B and the Jim Busta Band with Karl will be performing at 5:45 p.m.; and Farm Rock will be performing at 8:30 p.m.  A 5k run/walk will start off Saturday’s events along with a slow pitch softball tournament.  A free pancake breakfast will be offered at the Traer Memorial Building.  Other events on Saturday include a bean bag competition, human foosball, a beach themed cooking contest, sand volleyball and the grand parade at 5:00 p.m..  Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds Dueling Pianos will be performing at 7:00 p.m. and Sweet Siren will perform at 9:00 p.m. The softball tournament will wrap up on Sunday.

While you’re in the area, check out the Meskwaki Pow Wow in southern Tama County.

Meskwaki Pow Wow 2017

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The 103rd annual Meskwaki Pow Wow will be August 10-13, 2017, in rural Tama, Iowa.  Grand entry is at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day, with Thursday being children’s day, Friday is seniors’ day, and Saturday is veterans’ day.  The Powwow site, historically known as the “Old Battleground” is 4 miles west of Tama on Highway E49, along the eastern bank of the Iowa River near the original 80 acres of the Meskwaki Settlement.

While you’re in the area, stop by Traer in northern Tama County for its Winding Stairs Festival.

Double D Rodeo 2017

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The Double D Rodeo & Pony Express Riders of Iowa will be hosting its 40th annual rodeo on Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2017, at the Dostal family ranch which is 7 miles north of Toledo, Iowa on Highway 63, then 1/2 mile east on Highway E-29.  There will be wooly bully rides at 6:00 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m.  Entertainment includes an equestrian drill team, a wild cow race, sheep scramble, and petting zoo.  Food concessions and beverages will be available. A dance both nights will feature Eight Seconds.

While you’re in the area, stop by Clutier for the Bohemian Plum Festival on August 4 & 5, 2017 as well.

Bohemian Plum Festival 2017

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Clutier, Iowa will be hosting its annual Bohemian Plum Festival on Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2017.  Barefoot Becky will be performing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and there will be food & Czech bakery for sale starting at 5:00 p.m.  A flea market will be open Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as well.

Saturday’s events include a 5k run and walk, flea market, silent auction featuring vintage collectibles, and a library auction.  The grand parade will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and there will be lots of kids activities.  The Clutier firemen will be having a hog roast from 5-7 pm and Richie Lee will be performing from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  A street cruise will begin at 7:30 p.m.  A special event honoring the diamond jubilee of the Charging Czechs will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The Tama County Cattlemen will be grilling and there will also be more Czech bakery, Indian Tacos, popcorn, and ice cream for sale.

While you’re in the area, stop by the Double D Rodeo which will also be on August 4 & 5, 2017, in rural Toledo.

Clutier Band Concert July 2017

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Clutier will be hosting another summer band concert this Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Mollie B, Jim Busta, and Karl will be performing live on Main Street from 7-9 pm.  Pork loin sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips & drinks will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m.  And as always, there will be kolaches and other Czech bakery for sale.  For more information, call 319-442-7613 or 319-479-2518.

Toledo Stoplight Festival 2017

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The 2017 Toledo Stoplight Festival will be at the courthouse square Friday, July 7, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The Toledo fire department will be having kids water fights; there will be a gigantic bounce house and food vendors.  And don’t forget the farmers market at 5pm.   Kari & Billy (country from Nashville) will be performing from 5:00-6:45 p.m.  FY5 (bluegrass from Colorado) will be performing from 7-9pm.  Sid and Hala will be performing at Bumblebee’s starting at 9:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and settle in for an evening of fun!

stoplightfestival@aweiowa.com
641-481-3022

Tama-Toledo Fireworks 2017

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Tama and Toledo, Iowa will be having a fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Toledo Heights Park at dusk.

Dysart 4th of July 2017

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Dysart, Iowa has got lots of activities planned to celebrate the 4th of July this year.  Monday’s events include a kiddie parade, face painting, flag folding ceremony, slow pitch softball tournament and a dance featuring Box Canyon Entertainment & Karaoke.  There will be a beer garden at the tennis courts and Lions Club tenderloins.

Events on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, include a 5k run/walk, slow pitch softball tournament, grand parade, pork chop dinner, bingo, talent show, game show, and raffle drawings.  Events for the kids include face painting, cake walk, kiddie tractor pull, free throw contest, cow chip bingo, and egg toss.  There will be a pork chop dinner at noon as well as a beer garden.  Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Other attractions include a Jalopy Junction Train, inflatable slide, Vortex Tunnel Illusion walk-thru, bungee basketball & extreme jungle gym.  Food vendors will be selling mini donuts, funnel cakes, cotton candy, slushies, Chinese food, turkey legs, brats, fried pickles.