Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Doo Wops are coming to Dysart!

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The Doo Wops are coming to Dysart, Iowa on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They will be performing your favorite 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s music at the Dysart Park Gazebo.  It’s sponsored by the Dysart Historical Society which is taking free will donations.  Soft drinks and water are available.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon in Dysart!

Tama-Toledo Chamber Car Show

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The Tama-Toledo Chamber will be hosting its annual car show on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in downtown Tama, Iowa.  The show opens at 10:00 a.m. and judging begins at 12:00 p.m.  The awards ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m. with dash plaques for each entry and a trophy for the top 20.  For more information, call 641-484-6661 or email tama.toledochamber@gmail.com.

Taste of Dysart 2018

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Dysart, Iowa will be hosting its annual Taste of Dysart – Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Come to Main Street and see your favorite stores turned into speakeasies!  Come in costume to enter the grand prize drawings.  Prohibition cocktails at designated destinations.  For more information, follow Downtown Dysart on Facebook.

Traer Winding Stairs Festival 2019

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Traer, Iowa is hosting its annual Winding Stairs Festival August 9-11, 2019 with free live bands, great food and refreshments, kids inflatables, games, and activities.

Friday’s lineup includes Mollie B and the Jim Busta Band with Karl, laser tag, inflatables, TMU bucket rides, free kolaches @7pm while they last (but they won’t last long), and Cody Hicks.

Saturday’s events include a 5k run/walk, pancake breakfast @8am, 32-team corn hole competition, a family friendly movie, game liner, grand parade @5pm, dueling pianos featuring Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds, and a live performance by Standing Hampton.

On Sunday, the Traer Chamber of Commerce will host a “Shine and Show” car show with judging at 1pm and awards at 2pm.

For more information, visit http://www.traer.com.

Tama County Fair 2019

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The 2019 Tama County Fair will be in Gladbrook, Iowa, Monday, July 15, 2018 through Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Tama County youth from 4-H club organizations and FFA chapters will display exhibits & animals daily.  Events include fair queen selection on Tuesday, fashion show on Wednesday, Pee Wee Wranglers on Friday, and Fun Night on Saturday.  Each day is full of kids’ crafts, activities, and time to tour the exhibit buildings.  There will be Master Gardners giving presentations and having fun activities for the kids, the Iowa Corn Trailer, and story hour by the Gladbrook Library.  The Tama County Conservation Board will be bring some scaly, slithery, and slimy friends to meet.  For more details, go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/tama.

Chelsea Car Show 2019

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Chelsea, Iowa will be hosting its 9th Annual Chelsea Car Show on Saturday, July 27, 2019 (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.

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 2019

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Dysart, Iowa has lots of activities planned for the 4th of July in 2019.  Attractions include a screamer slide, leaps and bounds, extreme jungle gym, a Lil’ Builders Toddler Zone; and lots of treats including mini donuts, funnel cakes, cotton candy, slushies, LB’s pizza, Chinese food, turkey legs, brats & hot dogs, and fried pickles.

Events on Wednesday, July 3 include a slow pitch softball tournament, kiddie parade, and firemen’s dance featuring Cody Hicks.  The Little Knights Learning Center will have floats & sundaes.  The beer garden will be open and the Lions Club will be serving tenderloins at 5:00 p.m.

Events on Thursday, July 4 start with a 5k run/walk, grand parade, pork chop dinner, kiddie tractor pull, cake walk, free throw contest, cow chip bingo, bags tournament, brownie baking contest, talent show, and fireworks at dusk.  DJ with a Beat will be on from 12:30 to 4:30.

Clutier Czech Day 2019

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Clutier, Iowa will be having its Clutier Czech Day on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  A Czech bakery will be set up early on Main Street featuring kolaches and other delicious snacks.  The Tama County Cattlemen will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along with other food vendors.  The Clutier Firemen will be having their annual hog roast from 5-7pm.

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.  TheJerry Beauchamp Band will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wikid Liker will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  There will also be a kids tractor pull, library auction, and bike give-away.  A street cruise will start at 7:30 p.m.

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.