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2016 IOWA: AUGUST 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also:  2014 - 2012 - 2010)

August 4-7, 2016  19th Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days
Estherville, Iowa
Estherville Sweet Corn Days is a 4 day event for everyone! Thursday night is the lighting of the cobs - a fun kick-off including s'mores! Friday is Family Night with family entertainment, kids games, a car cruise and a steak supper! Saturday is a day of fun for everyone!Saturday starts the day with one of the biggest parades in the area, FREE SWEETCORN, inflatables, craft show, food vendors and so much more! End the night on Saturday with a concert by Junk FM! Sunday is a relaxing day including a fun float and other relaxing activities!

August 5-9, 2016 - 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 6, 2016
Family Day: Grain Harvest
Urbandale, Iowa
Experience demonstrations of the many methods used to harvest oats and wheat from 1850 to the present and help bring in the harvest. Children's craft center in the barn and free popcorn and lemonade. Held at Living History Farms.

August 11-13, 2016  Annual Lisbon Sauerkraut Days - Lisbon, Iowa
Sauerkraut King and Queen, parade, street dances, golf and softball tournaments, cabbage weigh-off and more!

August 11-14, 2016  West Point Sweet Corn Festival
West Point, Iowa
64 Year of Ears. 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 11-21, 2016  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 12-14, 2016  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 12-14, 2016  Threshermen Festival and Collectors Show
Albert City, Iowa
Agricultural heritage event with field activities, craft show and food. Celebrating our 44th year.

August 13, 2016  37th Annual Sweet Corn Festival - Adel, Iowa
Seven tons of free sweet corn, craft and food vendors, parade, children's activities, live music.

August 19-21, 2016  52nd 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 27, 2016
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 30-Sept 1, 2016  Annual Farm Progress Show - Boone, Iowa
The Nation's Largest Outdoor Farm Show.  This major agriculture event, "The Super Bowl of Agriculture", gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest equipment, seed, crop chemicals, field demonstrations, livestock handling and equine events, entertainment, and more. Farmers and ranchers from across North America and around the world visit the event to see agriculture’s latest product introductions, meet face-to-face with agribusiness professionals and gain hands-on knowledge. (also: )


2014 IOWA: AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 23, 2014  Bacon & Brew Fest - Ottumwa, Iowa
The Bacon & Brew Fest is a new event for Ottumwa!!  FREE ADMISSION! to all aspects of the event.  Kid’s games and activities from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Three local bands will be performing in the arena 5 pm - 11 pm.  The USA’s longest BLT at 515 feet will be on display.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank to get a free slice of the famous BLT.  Vendors will be selling samples and full-size servings of bacon items and brews.

August 31, 2014  Festival of Iowa Beers - Amana, Iowa
Sample some of Iowa's best brews at Millstream Brewing. Craft breweries and Iowa home brew clubs assemble for this unique tasting event.  (also: )


2012 IOWA: AUGUST 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 2, 2012  Sweet Corn Serenade - Oskaloosa, Iowa
This day-long activity in historical downtown Oskaloosa includes a craft show, entertainment and food vendors beginning at noon. Beginning at 4 p.m., will be children's games, pie-baking contest, fresh picked and cooked sweet corn, pork burgers, pie and ice cream at a small fee and more. Musical entertainment by Gravel Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by Bank Iowa. Sweet corn for only 25cents!! For more information contact the Chamber, 641.672.2591.  Attendance: 5,000.

August 8, 2012  "Red, Wheat & Bleu" Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting
Knoxville, Iowa
Taste the best beer, wine, and cheese from around the state. Held at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.


2010 IOWA: AUGUST 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 19, 2010  Watermelon Day - Washington, Iowa
End of summer party, featuring BBQ meal and Watermelon, Games including, Live Performances, Golf, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, etc.

August 21, 2010  Run, Walk, Wine in Rock Falls - Rock Falls, Iowa
There will be a full day of festivities, starting with the a 5k run/1mi walk. But the excitement doesn't end there! Wine Tasting 1:30-3:30 with Belaire Winery, Garden Winery, Old Bank Winery & Worth Brewing Company.




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