News & Notes

Clayton County Fair

The Clayton County Fair is August 1-6 in National, Iowa! Check out the live music, a movie night, exhibit halls, animals, tractor pulls, inflatables and mechanical bull ride, food, and more! The full schedule is available here.

Backbone Bluegrass Festival

You won't want to miss the oldest and largest bluegrass festival in Iowa! Strawberry Point hosts the Backbone Bluegrass Festival July 27-29. The event includes blue grass, gospel, and old time country music, bluegrass workshops and an old time gospel church service on Sunday morning. Backbone Bluegrass Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7aFKQ_lnnI

Elkader Model Train Show

Mark your calendar for the Elkader Model Train show on Sunday, August 19, a family fun event for all ages to learn about trains and railroad history! Elkader Model Train Showhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRaL9gNXfWc

Art in the Park

Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Elkader features professional artists, live music, great food, and more on August 18-19 in Founders Park! Art in the Park 2018https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bto9Jq1kDc

Motor Mill Art Show

Mark your calendars for Motor Mill’s second annual art show on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm! Everyone is invited to either display or sell their artwork inspired by Motor Mill and Northeast Iowa. Throughout the show visitors can enjoy food, free tours, mini art classes, live music, and activities for all ages. Artists … [Read More]

Nature Kids

Friday, July 20th, 10 am-11 am, reservations required Nature Kids is for children 3-5 years who want to learn about the natural world around them through stories, crafts, and outdoor exploring at Osborne Park. The July theme will be a nature scavenger hunt. Kids may get dirty with activities in and around Osborne Park. Play … [Read More]

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For more information on upcoming Clayton County events, visit our calendar.

Young Conservationist Field Days

Young Conservationist Field Days – July 7th, 14th, & 21st 9:00 AM at Osborne Nature Center. Reservations required. Do you know a budding young conservationist aged 13-18 interested in the art and science of land management? Consider Clayton County Conservation’s Young Conservationist program! This year’s projects will take place at the Motor Mill Historic site, … [Read More]

Volga City Truck Cruise

On Saturday, August 25 be a part of breaking the Guinness World Record of most trucks in a parade! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Volga City Truck Cruise!   https://www.claytoncountyiowa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Volga_City_Truck_2018.mp4

New Business in Guttenberg: Be Reiki

Reiki Practitioner Certified 1 and 2 Usui Holy Fire Betty Pierce opens new business, Be Reiki, in Guttenberg at Riverside Wellness Center, 222 S. River Park Drive. Pierce offers in home service for shut ins along with service at the Riverside Wellness Center. Pierce also offers small group Reiki, large group workshops, and more. Call … [Read More]