Fairs & Festivals

Clayton County Fair
National, IA

Start a "Good Thing Growing" at the 166th Clayton County Fair! It's fun for the entire family including children's activities, 4-H and commercial exhibits, animals, musical entertainment, rides, commercial vendors, and a wide variety of food and attractions.

Full fair schedule can be found here.  Bring your cowboy boots for this down home county fun event!

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Backbone Bluegrass Festival
Dundee, Iowa 52038

A weekend of music, fun, camping, and reunions. Plan on attending the annual Backbone Bluegrass Festival. This festival has been jammin' since 1981 and is held the last full weekend in July. Camping and food are available on the grounds. Bring an instrument; jamming is welcomed and encouraged.  Find out more about the Strawberry Jam Camp and Songwriter's Workshop.

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Strawberry Days Festival
Strawberry Point, Iowa
Strawberry Days Festival, a weekend celebration, is held the second weekend in June in Strawberry Point, Iowa. The festival features activities like a 5K, live entertainment, parade, games, carnival, tractor and truck pull, and free strawberries and ice cream, along with many other family fun oriented activities.

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Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival
Marquette, Iowa
Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival takes place on the banks of the Mississippi River annually the 4th weekend in June. Come enjoy great brews, wines and food while listening to live music. Find out more about this must do Summer event, here.

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GermanFest
Guttenberg, Iowa
Named one of the Top 20 Events in Iowa by Top Events USA! GermanFest includes an open air arts and crafts market, biergarten, kraut cook-off, hog roast, homemade beer tasting, lots of live music, wiener dog races, and much, much more! ​

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Edgewood Rodeo Days 
Edgewood, Iowa
This town-wide celebration takes place the last weekend in June. Edgewood Rodeo Days takes place in the small town Edgewood, Iowa. Whether it's your first rodeo, or one of many, the Edgewood Rodeo is an experience you will always remember. Plan your memories here.

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Iowa's Sweet Corn Days
Elkader, Iowa
A fun filled family event for all ages in Elkader, Iowa's Sweet Corn Days is "shuck" full fun events! Activities include: zip Line, dunk tank, human foosball, inflatable obstacle course & bungee run, train rides, inflatable toddler zone, carnival games, face painting, & Greenie’s Balloons along with free sweet corn, and musical entertainment.

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Hay Days
Monona, Iowa
Hay Days is a fun for all ages community event. Enjoy the parade, food and drink, games, live music and much more.

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Stars & Stripes Celebration & Fireworks

Guttenberg, Iowa

Celebrate our nation's independence with kids games, bingo, a bounce house, face painting, food vendors, cold drinks, music, parade, fireworks, and more! There's nothing like fireworks over the Mississippi River, so don't miss out!

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