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Veterans Day Parade in Strawberry

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Bluegrass Festival Soup Supper

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The chill is in the air and a variety of delicious soups are ready to warm you. Attend the soup supper on Saturday November 22, 2014 at the Strawberry Point Civic Center!

Soups on at 4:30 pm until it is gone.
Free Will offering for a heart warming bowl of soup and good company. :)

Chris Soules to help at RAGBRAI Fundraiser

Friday, July 25th, 2014

t’s official!!! Chris Soules, Iowa’s own bachelor will be at Strawberry Point’s Fire & Rescue Fundraiser this Saturday, 7/26 as RAGBRAI rolls in from 9a.m-1pm. Serving smoked chicken breast, pork loin sandwiches, & chicken hindquarters. Beer garden and the band 3rd Offense. Free admittance! Come join us to raise money for their new fire station!

Backbone Bluegrass Festival is this weekend!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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

NYE: Franklin Hotel Prime Rib Dinner Buffet

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Franklin Hotel, Strawberry Point New Year’s Prime Rib Buffet

Tuesday, December 31st serving 5-9pm

Prime Rib Dinner Buffet also includes:

Garlic Chicken Fettucini, Baked Potato, Cheesey Potato, Salad bar and Dessert Bar $20.14

Call ahead for large group reservations – Limited Regular menu availabe

DJ Karaoke at the Pub 7pm – ?

Franklin Hotel Holiday Event Schedule

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Franklin Hotel invites fans to visit the Franklin throughout the holiday season. Feel free to enjoy any of the following special events! To find out more visit

Red Solo Cup: Join us beginning at 8:00 P.M. every Thursday for all you can drink draft beer

Karaoke Contest 12/14/2013: Come sing your heart out for our 7th annual karaoke contest. Awards will be given to the winners of various categories. Winners announced at midnight.

Bring the kids and come see Santa on December 14th from 10-12 in the banquet room.

New Year’s Eve: Enjoy a luxurious prime rib buffet and count down to midnight with us on New Year’s Eve.

Strawberry Point Chamber to Host “A Berry Merry Christmas”

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Strawberry Point, Iowa, November 13, 2013: The Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce events and activities for “A Berry Merry Christmas” town-wide festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Participating businesses will have open houses. The Strawberry Point library will host a Festival of Trees, kid’s activities, crafts, and a visit from Santa Claus where children can get a gift. Local Vendor Show will be held in the Civic Center from 10:00am-3:00pm. The Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce will have the all-popular Cookie Walk at the Civic Center starting at 10:00am until the cookies are gone! At 3:00pm in the Civic Center we will have a drawing for the Santa Bucks’. Must be present to win!

DnT Thanksgiving Holiday Highlights

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Johnson’s Restaurant, ElkaderThanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet 10:00 am – 3 pm. Buffet include turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, corn, salad bar and our famous homemade pie. Please call for reservations for large parties. Open Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 am.

Fast Trak, Elkader Tired of the usual turkey and dressing? Try something new this year and stop into Fast Trak and treat your family to delicious Edgewood Locker meats and remember to pick up the wine and cheese for the adults! Try our soup and salad bar. Take a break from the family and enjoy Wi-Fi with a cup of coffee and pie! As usual, Fast Trak is open 4 am – Midnight everyday 365 days a year.

Drew’s Sports Bar & Grille, Elkader Warm up with us on Saturday, November 30 for a Beach party with the purrrfect sounds of Alley Cat. The fun begins at 9 pm. Don’t forget to wear your favorite beach apparel! Shoes (or sandals) are required though.

Anchor Inn, Garber Come on down Friday, November 29th at 8:30pm to listen and dance to an all new DJ at the Anchor Inn!!

Lakeside Ballroom & Sports Bar, Guttenberg Plan to attend the show at Lakeside during your Thanksgiving weekend! Appearing at Lakeside musicians and comedians Beau Timmerman and Jim Scheffert. It starts at 8:30pm until 12:30am on Friday, November 29th.

Franklin Hotel Pub and Restaurant, Strawberry Point Be a turkey and sing a song, karaoke all night long at the Pub, Wednesday, November 27 starting at 8 pm. Drink specials and our famous Red Solo cup night will be going on as well!

Free Thanksgiving Meal – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Dinner, beginning at noon on Thanksgiving Day.   If you are interested in attending call the Dinner Chairpersons, Jim and Virgie Downey at 563.964.2219.  Takeouts are available and walk-ins are welcome.  Volunteers will also be delivering carry-out dinners.  Please call the same number to reserve a delivered meal.

Stay tuned as this will grow!

Franklin Hotel’s Karaoke Qualifying Round is Sat. Night

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Franklin Hotel Karaoke Contest next qualifying round is tomorrow night  Saturday, November 23rd in the Pub at 9p.m. This is your big chance to qualify to win $500!
Franklin Hotel Karaoke Contest

During each qualifying round, two contestants are selected to advance to the championship round when $500 will be awarded as the grand prize.

Follow the Food n Fun calendar for qualifying round dates and times throughout the season.

Qualifying Rounds are set for: Nov 23rd, Dec 14th, Jan 18th & Feb 15th

The championship round will occur on Mar 15th, 2014!

Not a Performer???The Franklin’s Contest has developed a great reputation so plan to enjoy a night of high caliber performances. The qualifying rounds are a blast to watch and you can enjoy the show in the pub’s comfy fun surroundings.

The Franklin Hotel’s Scary Halloween Party

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Backbone Bluegrass Festival – Family Fun

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Backbone Bluegrass Festival July 26-28

It was a fundraiser that turned into a FUN-raiser. The Strawberry Bluegrass Festival in Strawberry Point, Iowa, began in 1981 and has been going strong ever since! A lot of bluegrass music, jamming, workshop sessions, and the newly formed jam camp keep the crowd so busy that the three day festival flys by. Camping on the scenic and tree-filled 20 acre grounds or just driving in for the shows are both purely delightful. So much music, fun and food for so little money. Family entertainment at its best. fans this is something for you! Organizers are hoping to boost local drive in traffic to this year’s bluegrass festival. If you have never been you are likely to be surprised by the top notch quality music, the friendly confines and then awesome natural beauty of the festival grounds.

Friday Evening – July 26

5:00 – 6:00         Jam Camp Band

6:00 – 6:45         Backbone Bluegrass Band

6:45 – 7:30         Hootin’ Annies

7:30 – 8:15         Copper Creek

8:15 – 8:30         Drawing

8:30 – 9:15         Special Consensus

9:15 – 10:00       Bluegrass Blondies

10:00 – 10:45     Yoder, Black, and Shaefer

Saturday Afternoon – July 27

11:00 – ??             Kids Stage

1:00 – 1:45           Bluegrass Blondies

1:45 – 2:30           Hootin’ Annies

2:30 – 3:15           Special Consensus

3:15 – 4:00           Yoder, Black, and Shaefer

4:00 – 4:45           Cooper Creek

4:45 – 6:30           Open Stage

Saturday Evening – July 27

6:30 – 7:15           Yoder, Black &0 Shaefer

7:15 – 8:00           Copper Creek

8:00 – 8:15           Drawing

8:15 – 9:00           Special Consensus

9:00 – 9:45           Bluegrass Blondies

9:45 – 10:30        Hootin’ Annies

Sunday Morning Gospel – July 28

9:30 – 9:45          Devotions

9:45 – 10:20        Cooper Creek

10:20 – 10:55      Bluegrass Blondies

10:55 – 11:30      Yoder, Black & Shaefer

11:30 – 12:05      Hootin’ Annies

Sunday Afternoon – July 28

12:05 – 12:50      Hootin’ Annies

12:50 – 1:35        Yoder, Black & Shaefer

1:35 – 2:20          Cooper Creek

2:20 – 3:05         Bluegrass Blondies

3:05 – 3:30         Backbone Bluegrass Band

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