Despite the state's large expanses of rural land, Iowa is home to plenty of attractions for people seeking urban adventure and experiences. During the year, Iowa residents and tourists enjoy a robust repertoire of seasonal festivals, theater productions, special events and much more. Visitors can also take advantage of the state's numerous outdoor destinations to see Iowa's natural beauty.
Local homesteaders originated this popular event over a century ago that now takes place during nine days every September. Guests have the privilege of seeing parades, chuckwagon races and rodeos along with many exhibits along with a carnival, arts and crafts and food booths and professional quality live entertainment.
- Guttenberg, IA in GUTTENBERG, IA.
The community gathers for an entire weekend in late September to commemorate their German heritage with this exciting event. Watch brat eating and yodeling contests, see the Wiener Dog Dash and hear live polka bands play while tasting a selection of authentic German beers. The location also regularly has arts and craft booths along with traditional foods and activities for the children.