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2016 IOWA : JUNE 2016

(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013)

June 4, 2016  Manchester Annual Rhubarb Fest - Manchester, Iowa
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the food, festival, and music. Local artists & craftsmen, bike and running races, rhubarb contests, wine tasting, rhubarb store, and food stand featuring rhubarb themed foods.
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June 4-5, 2016  June Bloom Wine Event - Various, Iowa
Enjoy a long weekend of romance and adventure on the Great River Road Wine Trail! This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair. In addition to local foods, some wineries will also feature live music by local talent.


June 7-8, 2016
Fredericksburg's Dairy Days
Fredericksburg, Iowa
'Cruising Through The Milky Way!' Dairy breakfast, midway, ice cream making contest, milking contest, parade, music and fireworks.

June 8-10, 2016
World Pork Expo 2016
Des Moines, Iowa
World Pork Expo is the trade show for the pork industry worldwide. It's the perfect showcase for companies who wish to build valuable relationships with the pork producers who use their products.

June 10-12, 2016  Farmington Strawberry Festival - Farmington, Iowa
Sponsored by the Farmington Arts Council, the festival offers free strawberries and ice cream, a car show, strawberry cooking contest, talent show and more! Second full weekend in June.

June 10-12, 2016  Strawberry Days - Strawberry Point, Iowa
Some of our events include parades, Kiss the Pig contest, tractor pull, street dance, talent show, and free strawberries and ice cream.

June 11, 2016  Centerville Wine & Fine Arts Festival - Centerville, Iowa
Taste an assortment of Iowa wines while roaming the courtyard of the historic downtown Centerville, Iowa square. Enjoy outstanding art, fabulous food, and great music. A custom wine glass commemorating your visit will go home with you. Enjoy the atmosphere of this quaint Iowa town.

June 15-18, 2016  30th Annual Ice Cream Days - Le Mars, Iowa
It's all about the Ice Cream! Celebrate with ice cream treats, picnics, parades and more.  Here’s the scoop… Le Mars, Iowa - "The Ice Cream Capital of the World". Officially designated as such in 1994, Le Mars has been the home to Wells Enterprises Inc. , makers of Blue Bunny brand ice cream, since the company’s founding by Fred H. Wells, Jr., in 1913. Today, more ice cream is produced in Le Mars, Iowa, by a single company than in any other city in the world! While we love to promote ice cream, we have so much more to offer! So, whether you are staying awhile or just passing through, we invite you to experience the 'local flavor'

June 22-23, 2016  Hay & Forage Expo - Boone, Iowa
Penton Farm Progress' Hay & Forage Expo (formally the Hay Expo)  presents the industry's latest technology and adding the word "forage" to its name fully recognizes the significance of forage production techniques and technology at the show.

June 22-27, 2016  Linn County Fair - Central City, Iowa
Where Great Memories Are Made.  Chuckwagon Exhibit and Chuckwagon Races; Pig Races; Rabbit, Swine, Poultry and Dairy Cattle Shows; Cooking with Rhubarb Competition; Cooking with Strawberries Competition; Ultimate Cupcake Contest; Amateur Wine Making Competition; Chicken Crowing Contest; Truck & Tractor Pull; FFA Pedal Tractor Pull; Rodeo; Agricultural Education Exhibits; Beer Tent; Food Vendors; Live Entertainment and much more!


June 23-26, 2016
Gladbrook Corn Carnival
Gladbrook, Iowa
This annual festival will include fireworks, a corn eating contest, music, classic car cruise, carnival, and crowning of the Corn Cob Queen.

June 25, 2016  7th Annual Lazy River Beer & Wine Fest
Marquette, Iowa
Bring your lawn chair and prepare for a day of relaxation and fun with local Iowa beer and wine, live music and food vendors.


2015 IOWA : JUNE 2015

events still waiting for new dates

June 25-28, 2015  Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A time honored tradition returns to Cedar Rapids as a Freedom Festival Affiliated Event, produced by VenuWorks at the McGrath Amphitheatre! BBQ masters, both local and from across the country will compete for the best BBQ! Winners are eligible for cash prizes. Patrons can enjoy kids activities, family-friendly entertainment, as wel as live music from some of the area's best local bands! 
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2014 IOWA : JUNE 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 7, 2014  8th Annual SWINE Festival - Ankeny, Iowa
Swine Festival will not be hosted in 2015, but it will return! Follow us on facebook for updates and check back here periodically for info on the next festival. We appreciate your support and loyalty to this unique event and look forward to seeing you when Swine Festival returns.

June 21, 2014  Beer & Brats Festival - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Millstream Brewing Company. Join us for our annual Beer and Brat Festival. What goes better in a German village than brats & beer so we are teaming up with the Amana Smokehouse & Meat Market to bring out some of the best available. Mini brats of several different flavors will be unveiled. We'll pair each mini brat up with a mini Millstream beer for you to have a true beer/food pairing German style. Beer & Brat games will be going on so be ready to participate and have fun. Live music.

June 21, 2014  All Iowa Wine Festival - Adel, Iowa
The All Iowa Wine Festival is an annual event celebrating the works of Iowa’s vineyards.  Hosted at the Adel Community Stage at 10th & Main, this event offers wine, food , music and a relaxed atmosphere to sample the premier of local wines.


2013 IOWA : JUNE 2013

events still waiting for new dates

June 21-22, 2013  15th Annual Iowa State BBQ Championship
Marshalltown, Iowa
Sponsored by the Iowa Barbeque Society. BBQ samples and a variety of entertainment.

June 26-27, 2013  IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference - Altoona, Iowa
The 2nd Annual IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference will bring together the whole interconnected agriculture sector for two days of cutting edge education, exhibits and networking. The most innovative crop and animal agriculture producers will gather with top technology and equipment suppliers to discuss the key issues in our connected agricultural future.




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