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!
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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:
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
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
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 – ?
The Franklin Hotel invites DishnTunes.com fans to visit the Franklin throughout the holiday season. Feel free to enjoy any of the following special events! To find out more visit franklin-hotel.net.
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, 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
DishnTunes.com 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
Hawaiian!! Is the theme for this year’s Strawberry Days.
Come join in our celebration on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; June 7th, 8th, & 9th.
There will be rides on Saturday for all ages to enjoy! You can save money by buying wristbands in advance at Farmers Savings Bank, Citizens State Bank, Clayton Drug, Strawberry Foods & Deli, and Chamber Office. The cost for wristbands from May 3rd to May 31st is $11. After May 31st the wristbands are $15, or $2 per ticket.
Friday’s events kick off the celebration at two in Inger Park with a pet show. There will also be a Kiddie Parade, Talent Show, & performance by Fusion Dance Works. This year the S.A.F.E. Teen Dance/Pool Party has been moved to Friday night. This year we have reserved the Drunk Driving Simulator. New this year is a Strawberry Days’ Dance, with R. Bizzle as the Dj (proceeds to benefit the Strawberry Point Fire Department).
Saturday’s events include a Festival fun day for all ages (11:00-7:00pm); featuring the Euro-Jumper, Boot Camp Obstacle Course, Giant Slide, Bungee Races, Barrel Train Rides, & a ride for toddlers (Lil’ Builder’s Obstacle Course).
There will also be a VFW pancake breakfast, Baseball Tournament, Crowning of Lil’ Miss & Mr. Strawberry, 6th Annual Volleyball Tournament, Classic Car Display then Cruise, Moser’s School of Dance & Gymnastics, Greenies Balloons, strawberry dessert contest, Drunk Driving Simulator, raffle drawing for a Nexus7 or Google Chrome Notebook, & Hypnotist by: Wand Entertainment. Reverend Al Hock will be the Grand Marshall leading our “Hawaiian” parade starting at 1:00pm; followed by entertainment in Inger Park, featuring this year’s Emcee, KMCH. Free Strawberries and Ice Cream will be served from 5-6pm. The Strawberry Point Industrial Park will be the place to be when it is dark! There will be Fireworks again this year in the Industrial Park. Make sure you come early to get a great seat and enjoy more Free Strawberries and ice cream! (8-9pm) Sunday will be the Tractor Pull from 11:00 until the last pull, with free strawberries and ice cream from noon until the strawberries and ice cream are gone!
There will be a picture contest that includes all three days!
Strawberry Days 2013 is sponsored by the Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce!