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Iowa State Calendar




Oktoberfest (THRU OCT. 4), 55th annual event, food and beverage vendors, crafts booths, live music, Festhalle Barn, Amana Colonies, 319-622-7622


Harvest Festival, a celebration of the harvest season with family-friendly activities, games, food vendors, Founders’ Park, Elkader, 563-245-2770

Flea Market Under the Bridge (THRU OCT. 4), vendors with antiques, collectibles, food, City Park under the bridge at First Street, Marquette, 563-873-3536

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival (THRU OCT. 4), crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, 563-873-2186


Hot Rods and Harleys Car Show, car show including food vendors, DJ and live entertainment, downtown Hopkinton, 563-920-0409


Walnut Antique Fall Festival (THRU OCT. 11), antiques, primitives, toys, stoneware, advertising, furniture, upcycled, repurposed and more, exit 46 on I-80, Walnut, 712-784-3331

Pierce’s Pumpkin Festival (THRU OCT. 11), craft booths, hay bale maze, country store, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Chariton, 641-344-1344

Mid-America Center Arts & Crafts Show (THRU OCT. 11), more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of hand-made products, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, 563-357-1986

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival (THRU OCT. 11), crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, 563-873-2186


Hearts and Homes Historic Tea, three-course lunch with readings from Nancy Wallace’s historic Hearts and Homes column in Wallace’s Farmer, The Wallace House, Des Moines, 515-243-7063


Lady Bird’s 1940s Music and Dance (THRU OCT. 24), an Iowa-based trio bringing back the vintage style of swing dancing and love of 1940s music, Browns Century Theater, Le Mars,


Grand River Center Arts & Crafts Show, more than 100 vendors selling unique and handmade products, Grand River Center, Dubuque, 563-357-1986