Sweet Corn Day’s Ice Cream Social by Main St. Elkader

July 23rd, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Elkader Main St. Ice Cream Social, Sweet Corn Days

Backbone Bluegrass Festival is this weekend!

July 21st, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Radio Flyer

Backbone Bluegrass Festival

July 25, 26, and 27 – 2014
A weekend of music, fun, camping, and reunions. Plan on attending the 33rd Annual Backbone Bluegrass Festival. It is held the last weekend of July.

Camping and food are available on the grounds.

This year’s featured bands include:
Radio Flyer
Pickin’ Chicks
Bluegrass Blondies
County Line
Brightwater Junction
Schumacher Family

Bring an instrument. Jamming is welcomed and encouraged.
2014 Festival Band Schedule

Friday Evening – July 25
4:30 – 6:00 Jam Camp Bands
6:15 – 6:45 Backbone Bluegrass Band
6:45 – 7:30 County Line
7:30 – 8:15 Pickin’ Chicks
8:15 – 8:30 Drawing
8:30 – 9:15 Brightwater Junction
9:15 – 10:00 Sawtooth
10:00 – 10:45 Raydio Flyer

Saturday Afternoon – July 26
11:00 – ?? Kids’ Stage
1:15 – 1:45 Pickin’ Chicks
1:45 – 2:30 Raydio Flyer
2:30 – 3:15 Brightwater Junction
3:15 – 4:00 Sawtooth
4:00 – 4:45 County Line
4:45 – ??? Open Stage

Brightwater Junction

Saturday Evening – July 26
6:30 – 7:15 Sawtooth
7:15 – 8:00 Raydio Flyer
8:00 – 8:15 Drawing
8:15 – 9:00 Pickin’ Chicks
9:00 – 9:45 Brightwater Junction
9:45 – 10:30 County Line

Sunday Morning Gospel – July 27
9:15 – 9:30 Devotional
9:30 – 10:00 Bluegrass Blondies
10:00 – 10:30 County Line
10:30 – 11:00 Schumacher Family
11:00 – 11:30 Raydio Flyer
11:30 – 12:00 Sawtooth

Sunday Afternoon – July 27


12:15 – 12:45 Sawtooth
12:45 – 1:15 Raydio Flyer
1:15 – 1:45 Schumacher Family
1:45 – 2:15 County Line
2:15 – 2:45 Bluegrass Blondies
2:45 – ??? Backbone Bluegrass Band

Sweet Corn Days Planner

July 18th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen


2014 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miss Elkader, Little Miss Sweet Corn & Little Mr. Cornhusker Judging
Judging will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Subway building. Judging is closed the public.
Forms are available at Mirror Images, Holly’s bridal, and on our website.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friends of the Library Book Sale, Elkader Library 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Main Street Elkader’s Ice Cream Social at St. Joseph’s Hall, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Crowning of Sweet Corn Day Royalty, 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hall

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Elkader Golf & Country Club
Shotgun starts are at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, Elkader Library 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Author Visit with Rebecca Hahn, Elkader Library at 3:00 p.m.
Rebecca is the author of the young adult novel ‘A Creature of Moonlight’

Shed Your Threads 5K/10K Walk/Run
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and race time is 6:00 p.m. For more information visit http://elkaderfitness.com
Race will start at the corner of South Main Street and Boardman Street

Turkey River Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Races
Races begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information call 563-245-3802


Family Fun Night begins at 7:oo p.m. on  South Main Street
Dunk Tank sponsored by Central Pee-Wee Wrestling
Inflatables sponsored by Renk Seed – Kent Lange
Clip Clop Wagon Rides (weather permitting)
Food Vendors:
Ice Cream by R&R Dairy, Rick’s Mini Donuts, The Brain Freezer, & Queeny Reeny Carnival Foods

Performance by the Ed-Co Drill Team, 7:00 p.m. on South Main Street


Fireworks will be on South Main Street over the Turkey River
Donations By - Roger & Betty Buchholz, Steve & Ann McCorkindale, and  by Kurt & Holiday Kuhse in Memory of ‘Smoke’ Moore & Sheri Henning


Music by Pissin’ In The Wind
8:00 p.m. to Midnight on South Main by Founders Park
Sponsored by the Sweet Corn Days Committee & Main Street Elkader – Rhythm on The River

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Softball Tournament, Elkader City Park at 9:00 a.m.
Double elimination. Register and pay by July 16, 2014. For more information contact Holly at 563-245-1555.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, Elkader Library 9:30 a.m. to Noon.

Author Visit with Shelley (Miehe) Wilson, Elkader Library at 10:00 a.m.
Shelley is the author of the ‘Mokie & Dade’ children’s picture series

Donut Hole Eating Contest, Main Street at 10:00 a.m.
Stop by Pedretti’s Bakery to sign up. Sponsored by Pedretti’s Bakery

Hoefer Family Kiddie Tractor Pull, Ages 4 to 11, South Main Street
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Pull at 11:00 a.m. SHARP!
Sanctioned with Iowa State Pedal Pull Association
Sponsored by Bodensteiner Implement

Sweet Corn Days Parade, Main Street at 1:30 p.m.
Line-up starts at 12:30 p.m. on North First Street. Registration not required.

Turkey Float, South Main Street following the Parade

Meet & Greet with Children’s Author Shelley (Miehe) Wilson in Founder’s Park
Shelley is a former Elkader resident and the author of the series “Mokie & Kade”


Rides by H&H Fun Rides in Founders Park 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
$10.00 Wristband – Unlimited Rides

Dunk Tank
sponsored by Central Pee-Wee Wrestling

Sponsored by Renk Seed – Kent Lange

Food Vendors:
Ice Cream by R&R Dairy, Rick’s Mini Donuts, The Brain Freezer, & Queeny Reeny Carnival Foods

Clip Clop Wagon Rides (weather permitting)

Elkader Firemen’s Waterball Contest

Balloons by Greeny
South Main Street, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (following parade)

Face Painting by Lori Just Clowning Around
South Main Street, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bean Bag Tournament
Main Street in front of Gene’s Place
Sign up starts at Noon in Front of Holly’s Bridal, Tournament starts at 3:00 p.m.
2 person team, double elimination, entry fee with cash payback.

Live DJ
Sponsored by Brown’s Sales & Leasing

Brush Creek Canyon Car Cruise
Line up begins on North Main Street at 4:30 p.m. Cruise leaves at 6:00 p.m.


Sweet Corn will be served at 5:00 p.m. on South Main Street by FreedomBank parking lot.
Sponsored by the Elkader Fire Department

Midnight Swim, Elkader City Pool, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


Music by El Caminos and New Black 7
South Main Street in front of Drew’s Bar & Grille
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
$10.00 cover charge, must be 19 years old to enter
Beer Garden Sponsored by Drew’s Bar & Grille
Music Sponsored by Central State Bank & FreedomBank

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Knights of Columbus Brunch, St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Serving Gourmet French Toast for a Free Will Donation, proceeds go to the Clayton County Food Shelf

Softball Tournament Final, Elkader City Park, 10:00 a.m.

Earth Song & Big Blue Sky with special guest Joseph Young

July 15th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Elkader Opera House
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 6pm

Tickets: $15 at the door

Shed Your Threads Big News

July 15th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Shed Your Threads 2014 road/trail race made Runners World list of 18 races to fill your calendar!
Read the Runners World Article

Shed Your Threads

July 13th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Online Registration

George Thorogood and Destroyers Friday, July 11th

July 11th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Who is ready for Geoge George Thorogood & The Destroyers performing tonight for VIP Night at the Delaware County Fair????

Blackbeard this weekend

July 10th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Blackbeard the Pirate by the Missoula Children’s Theater
Elkader Opera House

Performance Times:
Friday, July 11 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 12 – 2:00 pm
Tickets: $5 General Admission at the door

Plagman Barn Breakfast YUM!

July 10th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Easton Corbin Tonight and you can still win!

July 10th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Congratulations Sara Heretrampf you won the Easton Corbin premium tickets
This contest is now complete!

Easily purchase your tickets to the Easton Corbin Show or the George Thorogood & The Destroyers at the Delaware County Fair here:

Tonight, 7/10 is the night for Easton Corbin at the
Delaware County Fair .
DishnTunes.com has another pair of premium 3rd row tickets (which include 3 drink tix) to give away. ($100 value)
We will transfer the tickets electronically to the winner.
To enter, send a message, to mail@dishntunes.com, containing the phrase,
“I want to see Easton Corbin tonight at the
Delaware County Fair.”
Contest ends at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10th

Moto Guzzi National Rally Variety Show

July 10th, 2014 | By Joleen Jansen

Friday & Saturday – July 11 & 12, 2014 at 8:30pm
Elkader Opera House

Tickets: $5.00 General Admission Seating