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2020 IOWA: AUGUST 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2019 )


July 30-August 2, 2020
Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days - Estherville, Iowa


August 1, 2020
Grain Harvest & Historic Baseball
Urbandale, Iowa
Living History Farms’ “original” community event! Get your hands dirty and help our interpreters bring in this year’s grain harvest, using hand power, horsepower, and steam. Witness it all as you hear the smash of the flail and the roar of the steam-powered thresher. Demonstrations will be weather dependent. Event activities are included in regular admission to Living History Farms. Catch an 1870s rules historic baseball game at 1:30pm. This season we have removed the bleachers. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch the game and spread out from other visitors.

August 1, 2020  Bacon-N-Hops Fest - Manchester, Iowa
Enjoy samples of bacon inspired foods and try the hops from various breweries and home brewers at Manchester’s own Bacon-N-Hops Fest! This event coincides with the Country Car Cruise and Motorcycle Trials and  also brings in great entertainment!  Tickets at the gate will be $25. Music lovers can also attend the music portion only for $5.

2019 IOWA: AUGUST 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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August 2-8, 2019  Annual Operation T-Bone - Audubon, Iowa
Celebrating the area's livestock industry, this event includes a parade, fun run, steak sandwich feed, tractor show & shine, and chili cook-off. Be sure to visit Audubon's huge statue of Albert the Bull.  (August 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8.

August 7-11, 2019  West Point Sweet Corn Festival - West Point, Iowa
Iowa's largest Sweet Corn Festival. All you can eat sweet corn, free entertainment, midway and more. Pull up a seat and help volunteers shuck nearly 17 tons of sweet corn at Shuckfest held the day before the Sweet Corn Festival.  (also: )  Attendance: 25,000.

August 8-18, 2019  Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, Iowa
Annually attracting more than a million people, the Iowa State Fair is a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. One of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country, it was the inspiration for the original novel “State Fair” by Iowan Phil Stong, three motion pictures, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical.  Attendance: 1,000,000.


August 9-11, 2019 - Threshermen Festival and Collectors Show
Albert City, Iowa
Agricultural heritage event with field activities, craft show and food. Celebrating our 47th year.

August 9-11, 2019 - 38th Annual Sweet Corn Days - Lime Springs, Iowa
Three full days of fun and entertainment, including Miss Sweet Corn & King of Corn, entertainment, parade, flea & craft markets, classic car show, softball & horseshoe tournaments, and free sweet corn!

August 10, 2019  J-40 Farm Crawl - Van Buren County, Iowa
Farm tours, artists, wineries, Amish furniture, Amish buggy rides, Amish school breakfast and more.

August 10, 2019  40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival - Adel, Iowa
Seven tons of free sweet corn, craft and food vendors, parade, children's activities, live music.

August 15-17, 2019  Annual Lisbon Sauerkraut Days - Lisbon, Iowa
Sauerkraut King and Queen, parade, street dances, golf and softball tournaments, cabbage weigh-off and more!

August 16-18, 2019  55th Annual Old Time Power Show
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Founded in 1964, Antique Acres is best known for its yearly Old Time Power Show in August, which is dedicated to the preservation and operation of  antique machinery. Here you will find exhibitors displaying collections of farming equipment of all kinds, jelly being made on an old fashioned wood stove, or butter being churned. A “Parade of Power” from antique garden tractors to powerful steam engines, which put on a beautiful light show after dark, is only one of the 3-day show events.

August 24, 2019  Independence BrewBQ - Independence, Iowa
Overwhelm your senses with outstanding BBQ, slow cooked for hours over hardwood smoke. Food and standard beverages are available by purchasing tickets at the event.  Our Craft Brew Zone features over 50 craft brews and is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes for the Craft Brew Zone are available in advance or at the gate. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy our live music. Music starts at 2:00 and lasts until 9:00 p.m.

August 29-Sept 2, 2019  Old Threshers Reunion - Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The largest collection of working steam power in the Midwest. Traction steam engines, antique gas tractors, trolleys, a steam carousel and more. Crafts, great food, bluegrass and gospel music.



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