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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

Mobile Food Bank @ Humboldt County Fair grounds
Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Drive Thru Mobile Food Bank at the Humboldt County Fair Grounds September 8th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm

RVTV – Thursday, September 9th
Sep 9 all-day

Keith Murphy and crew from WHO-TV Channel 13 are scheduled to be in Humboldt throughout the afternoon and evening doing live broadcasts for RVTV in downtown Humboldt’s for the annual Cy-Hawk Rivalry on Thursday, Sept. 9. The event will be held from 4-11 p.m. There will be free kids’ activities from 4-7 p.m. in the Kids’ Zone. Music will be played throughout including Mojo Productions from 7-11 p.m, along with food vendors and a beer garden. Raffle tickets will be selling for $5 each or 5 for $20 and a live auction will be held at 8 p.m. There will also be a Cy-Hawk Jail and local Celebrity Dunk Tank. Check the Humboldt Athletic Boosters Facebook page for more information and updates

Annual Turkey Dinner @ Faith United Methodist Church
Sep 15 all-day

We will be hosting our Annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, September 15th from 5-7 pm in Morehouse Hall for dining in and carry out from 4:30-6:30 PM. We will be featuring two carry out lines for quicker service. The menu will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, jello salad, rolls, homemade pie and a drink.

Tickets are $10.00 for age 13 and older, $5.00 for children 5-12 years old and children under the age of 4 will eat free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at Faith United Methodist Church office, Hyvee, and V & S Variety. Home delivery is also available by calling the church office at 332-2083 before September 14th Tickets go on sale August 25th

150th Anniversary – Congregational United Church of Christ
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm



150 Years!!!

The Congregational United Church of Christ

Will be celebrating their 150th anniversary  September 19, 2021.  We warmly invite all to help us celebrate.  Worship Service will begin at 10:00am with a church potluck to follow at Taft Park Shelter.

Please join us in Celebrating

The Stone Church with the Warm Heart