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HCMH Foundation Founder’s Golf Outing @ Humboldt Country Club
Jun 18 all-day

Join the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation in supporting healthcare in Humboldt County at the HCMH Foundation Founder’s Golf Outing on June 18th, 2021.

The online registration form can be found at humboldthospital.org.

The event will consist of 9-hole or 18-hole four person best-shots and have tee times, free gifts and to-go meals for players as well as a cash bar!

Mulligans will be available 4 for $40 and a virtual awards ceremony will be featured on HCMH’s facebook live after the event.

Badger Fire and Rescue – Badger Fireman’s Ball @ Badger Fire and Rescue
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Badger Fireman’s Ball will be coming up at the end of June. There is a $15.00 admission fee (7 and under free) which includes a meal of pulled pork, baked beans, chips and cookies served from 5pm – 7:30pm with a drive thru option available.

Casey Muessigmann from Team Blake on The Voice returns for a night of LIVE music! Casey will be playing from 8pm-midnight.

There will also be a virtual auction on Badger Fire & Rescue facebook page ending at 4pm on June 26th.


Drive thru Mobil Food Bank
Jul 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

There will be a Drive thru Mobile Food Bank to be held on July 14th at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds form 4:30 – 6:00pm. There is enough food to feed 120 families.

20th Rotary Fly-IN Drive-In Breakfast
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

20th Rotary Club Fly-In  Drive-In Breakfast

Sunday – August 1st from 7am-Noon – Rain or Shine

Adults $8.00

Children 12 and under $6.00

Free to Fly-In Pilot

“Big Breakfast” Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage & Drink provided by Gronbach Grill Team

Live for Jive will be playing from 9am-11am

The day will feature Aaron McCartan – US Aerobatic Team (Static Display)

Airplane Rides from 8am-Noon – $25 per person (Proceeds to local student scholarships & World Polio Foundation)

This event is Sponsored by the Humboldt Rotary Club

For further information call Dave Dodgen – 515-368-1714 or email dave@growthland.com

4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Event
Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

4TH Annual Veterans Appreciation Concert in special memory of Kenny Ray Smith, Specialist E5 U.S. Army. Saturday August 7th at Lower Joe Sheldon Park, Humboldt IA.

Gates Open @ 4:30 PM – Military Ceremony @6PM

5240 VFW Dakota City Beer Garden

Food provided by 716 Main and Dean’s Food Truck

*Live Music All Day*


Opening Band “Special Forces” a tribute to 38 Special

Main Act “Kristen Kelly” recently signed with Arista Records Nashville.

*Bouncy House

*Temporary Tattoos by Voltage Ink

$10.00 At the Gate for Non-Veterans 15 and under are free *must be accompanied with an adult

National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty, Veterans, and VFW Auxiliary members Free With Military ID/Proof of Service


Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 10:00 pm

The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is one of the premier community events in Fort Dodge. The event is a fun filled, family friendly weekend that includes everything from a rock concert on the beach to the thrill of community teams competing in the centuries old Chinese sport of dragon boat racing. It’s the perfect mix of community building and team building, not to mention a ton of fun.

We are back on the beach for the 2021 Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash!  We are thrilled to announce that Lone Tree Revival will be the headliner for this summer’s Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash, Aug 13th & 14th, 2021.  Lone Tree Revival is an American Rock Band with a funky back beat and a soulful horn section. We are excited to bring this talented group of local artists to our stage. The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is now one of the longest standing events in the Midwest. We are proud that the community support and participation has made this distinction possible, and we are excited that teams are already registering for the 2021 event.



Highlighting this summer’s celebration is the band Lone Tree Revival, an American Rock Band with a funky back beat and a soulful horn section.


The Knights of Columbus – 65th Annual Mulligan Stew dinner
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Knights of Columbus invite you to the 65th Annual Mulligan Stew dinner at St Joseph Catholic Church in St Joe, Iowa.  The event takes place on Wednesday, August 18th, starting at 5:00pm until the stew is gone.  Pay only $10 for two pints, and drive-thru is available for stew only.  The Country Store will also be providing pie, ice cream, pop, and beer.  There will be games for kids.

Gilmore City Fun Days ~ 3rd Annual 5k Walk/Run
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am

Gilmore City Hometown Pride Committee is sponsoring their 3rd Annual 5k Walk/Run during Gilmore City Fun Days on Saturday, August 28th at 9:00am.  Registration starts at 8:30am in the City Park behind City Hall.  Cost is $15, water will be provided, & one lucky participant will receive a $25 Casey’s gift card when the event is over!  Any questions, please reach out to the committee by emailing us at:  gcprojectsfund@gmail.com   Come on out and join us for some good exercise in the fresh air in beautiful downtown Gilmore City!

Dayton Rodeo – 2021
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 11:55 am


Dayton Labor Day Rodeo 2021

Back and Better Than Ever

For children, a free Kiddie Corral is offered Saturday and Sunday evening from 5-6 PM.   Kids can practice roping, get autographs from rodeo celebrities, enjoy facepainting, and more.

In addition to traditional rodeo activities like steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding, the Dayton Championship Rodeo offers other fun events.    Little kids climb on sheep for a wild ride in Mutton Bustin’, slightly older kids participate in Junior Bull Riding, and full-grown adults take part in the famous Wild Horse Race.  What is a Wild Horse  Race?  Teams of three enter the arena and a bunch of very wild horses are set loose.  The goal is to catch a horse, saddle it, and then ride it across a line at the end of the arena.  Mayhem inevitably ensues as these horses absolutely do not want to be ridden and these cowboys really want the prize money.

This year’s specialty act is Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo.  Kenny Bartram—known as Cowboy Kenny—is an American professional freestyle motocross rider.  He now takes his skills to entertain rodeo crowds across the country.

“You see amazing free style motocross, like you watch at the X games,” Bartram said about his show.  “I’ll be hanging off the back of the bike and the front of the bike.  It’s a high flying act.”

This year’s rodeo clown is Gizmo McCracken.  Gizmo has been nominated for the rodeo Comedy Act of the Year many times and won the award in 2017.

The shows are September 3, 4, and 5th at 7 PM and then Monday, September 6 at 1:30 PM.  The annual parade winds through Dayton at 10:00 AM Monday.   Tickets are available at daytonrodeo.com <http://daytonrodeo.com>  and at the gate.

31st Annual Polka Fest @ VFW
Sep 4 all-day

ONE DAY ONLY!!! Saturday September 4, 2021

VFW In Dakota City 412 Main Street Dakota city (1 mile from Humboldt County Fair Grounds) Camping available at the fairgrounds

1:00 – 3:00 pm Leon Olson Show

3:00 – 5:00 pm Dain’s Dutchmen

5:00 – 7:00 pm Leon Olsen Show

7:00 – 9:00 pm Dain’s Dutchmen

For more information call

(515)332-5375 or (515)368-2055