U.S. Food Festival Section: Local Food Festivals, Shows & Events Listed by STATE & MONTH
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June 28-July 3, 2017 Linn County Fair - Central City, Iowa
July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 7-9, 2017
Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival
Clear Lake, Iowa
Eat a helping (or two!) of barbecue and enjoy some soul-revivin’ blues with top blues acts. Participate in several different bike rides including a charity fun ride, a criterium through the streets of Clear Lake or a road race through scenic Iowa countryside.
July 14-15, 2017 BBQ'Loo and Blues Too! - Waterloo, Iowa
Come join us for great food, great music, and great fun in Lincoln Park in downtown Waterloo. There will be the following events: BBQ for sale Friday night and all day Saturday. Chili contest Friday night - Come and vote for your favorite chili competitor. Three great blues bands. Celebrity rib eating contest. Children ages 6 to 15 can also compete in a Kids-Q barbecue contest.
July 15, 2017 Watermelon Day - Stanhope, Iowa
If Stanhope had its own national holiday, it would be Watermelon Day. Started in 1958, thousands now come from all over annually for the parade, carnival rides and games, ball games, free entertainment, and all the free watermelon you can eat!
July 15, 2017 Humeston Watermelon Day - Humeston, Iowa
A July event where free watermelon is offered along with entertainment, tractor pull, dance and much more!
July 17-20, 2017
Lyon County Fair
Rock Rapids, Iowa
July 21-22, 2017
Up In Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, Iowa
The annual North Iowa BBQ Championship will offer great BBQ, big crowds, and live music, with cooking demonstrations, grilling and barbecuing tips, samples, really great energy, and fun! (also: globegazette.com/bbq/ )
July 22, 2017 J-40 Farm Crawl - Van Buren County, Iowa
Farm tours, artists, wineries, Amish furniture, Amish buggy rides, Amish school breakfast and more.
July 27-30, 2017 - Elkader Sweet Corn Days - Elkader , Iowa
Little Miss Sweet Corn & Little Mr. Cornhusker, Ice Cream Social, Golf & Softball Tournaments, Donut Hole Eating Contest, Parade, Car Cruise, Live Music, and Free Sweet Corn!
July 29-30, 2017 Fenton Sweet Corn Days - Fenton, Iowa
Parade, food, antique fire truck rides, citywide garage sales, street dance. Sweet corn dinner on Sunday.
July 10-12, 2015 Bully Bullhead Weekend - Ruthven, Iowa
Community celebration includes bullhead fishing contest, fun run, parade, tractor ride, carnival.
July 16, 2011 Farm to Market Day at Living History Farms
Event highlights local foods and the history behind them.
UNITED STATES FOOD FESTIVALS LISTED BY STATE
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