Seasonal Events

Rhubarb on the River
June 2020

Manchester’s Rhubarb Fest is joining together with Riverfest in downtown Manchester! Visit vendors, try rhubarb brats, pie, ice cream and other samples and items in the Rhubarb store. See demonstrations and learn safety techniques along Manchester’s White Water Park. This is a full day, family-fun event that truly has something for everyone. A run and bike ride will kick off the morning at this new location to give more space and bring everyone together in Manchester.

Edgewood Rodeo
June 2020
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Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days. Our town-wide celebration takes place the last weeked in June. Edgewood Rodeo Days takes place in small town Edgewood, Iowa. Whether it’s your first rodeo, or one of many, the Edgewood Rodeo is an experience you will always remember. Explore our brand new website to find out more about the events that are going on throughout the last weekend of June in Edgewood, Iowa. It doesn’t get much better than the Annual Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days.

Ryan Car Show
June 2020

The crown jewel of car shows that you don’t want to miss! Awards will be given to  fifteen cars by people’s choice. Proceeds are going to restore the 1913 building in Ryan. There will be food vendors and fun for kids. Stick around for the Ryan Celebration with a parade following the car show. Entertainment at the ball park and fireworks at dusk.

Delaware County Fair 2019
July 2020
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Located in Manchester, Iowa, the Delaware County Fair continues to provide
the best summer entertainment. From local 4H, FFA and other youth
organization exhibits to outstanding grandstand events, this year’s fair is
sure to have something for every age!

With so much to do, you and your family will find there’s not nearly enough
time to experience everything the county fair has to offer!

​Delhi Daze
July 2020
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Put on by the Delhi Betterment Committee, Delhi Daze is an annual event full of fun for both the kiddos and adults! The event kicks off with the Redneck Relays at Silver Lake Park where prizes are awarded for best costumes, followed by an afternoon filled with carnival games, a parade, food stand, adult obstacle course, cute baby contest, rock climbing wall, inflatables, and more! Come for the fun and stay for the music! A street dance will follow the festivities in Downtown Delhi.

​Bacon-N-Hops Fest
August 2020
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The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring back Bacon-N-Hops Fest! Come on out for live music, bacon samples and creations, and beer
samples! Tickets are on sale for $20 and include all the samples, plus
entrance into the band, Time Machine, who is making their return to
Manchester this year! Tickets at the door are $25 and tickets for the band only will be available that evening for $5. The CMJ Motorcycle Trials will be taking place that day at the White Water Park, so come out to watch the riders, and stay for the fun!

River Runner Regatta and Cardboard Boat Race
September 2020
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The Franklin Street Brewing Company annually holds the River Runner Regatta and Cardboard Boat Race at the Manchester Whitewater Park. The brewery, right across the street from the park, thought it would be fun to have cardboard boats race down the rapids and turned the event into a community-wide party! The Regatta brings out the creativity of participants as they design and construct boats made of nothing but cardboard and inspiration. Volunteers assist the cardboard boaters, both in the water and on the ground and winners receive great prizes from a variety of businesses throughout the community.

Hot Rods & Harleys Car Show
October 2020
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Hot Rods & Harleys is presented by the Hopkinton Lions Club and it has grown to become Northeast Iowa’s Premier Outdoor Fall Car Show. Hot Rods and Harleys is located in Historic Hopkinton, Iowa and it is known for its unique custom built awards, prestigious Lenox Award, awesome goody bags, great food and friendly staff! Hot Rods & Harleys is open to all makes and models of Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles & Hot Rods. Each year we feature a “Showcase Vehicle” with special parking and their own special awards. Our show is located in a small town – downtown setting with paved street parking area. The Hopkinton Lions Club has a 50/50 drawing for those who chose to take part. Sizzlin’ Sounds DJ will keep you entertained throughout the day. We also feature Live Entertainment, Especially For The Ladies Vendor Area and a Feature Vehicle Display. If you enjoy awesome cars, trucks & bikes – this is the place you need to be the First Sunday of October! Come enjoy some small town hospitality, awesome vehicles and great food too! And oh ya… Be sure to try one of the Lions Clubs Famous Tenderloins!

Trail of Terror
October 2020
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Silver Lake Park in Delhi makes the perfect haunted forest setting for the Trail of Terror. Put on by the Delhi Betterment Committee, the Trail of Terror leads participants through the trail where they may be met with scary scenes mocked from well-known thriller movies. Offering experiences at different levels of fright, the Trail of Terror is an event many ages can enjoy this fall!