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Meskwaki Boy

Summer Fun in Tama County

The next few weeks will be a great time to visit Tama County as many communities are hosting fabulous events.

The Tama County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 in Gladbrook.  200 youth from 10 county 4-H club organizations and 3 local FFA chapters have prepared more than 1,500 exhibits for the fair.  Activities include a sculpture auction, BBQ contest, fun night activities, and a watermelon feed.  Go to www.extension.iastate.edu/tama for more information.

Dysart will be having Old Iron Days on Friday & Saturday, July 26-27.  There will be vintage equipment on display, a car show, tractor cruise, flea market & farmers market, kids activities, music, and a giant tenderloin supper.  The Soiree in the City will be on Saturday, July 27, with brunch, entertainment, shopping, gifts, drawings, and more.  For more information, go to www.dysartiowa.com.

The Bohemian Plum Festival in Clutier will be Friday & Saturday, August 2-3.  Barefoot Becky will be playing at 7pm on August 2 and Storm Seymour will play at 12:30 pm on August 3.  The library auction features some very popular kolaches!  There will be entertainment for the kids also.  Check out their facebook page at “Bohemian Plum Festival Clutier, Iowa”.

The 99th Annual Meskwaki Indian Powwow will be Thursday through Sunday, August 8 – 11.  There will be tribal ceremonial dances at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day, colorful native regalia, arts, crafts & exhibits.  Thursday is Children’s Day, Friday is Senior Citizen’s Day, Saturday is Veteran’s Day.  For more details, go to www.meskwakipowwow.com or find them on facebook at “meskwakipowwow”.

The Traer Winding Stairs Festival, “Pirate Fest”, will be Thursday through Saturday, August 8-10.  Activities include a 5k run/walk, talent show, petting zoo, cooking contest, kids inflatables, parade, live music.  Free kolaches (while they last) for all pirates on Friday night as well as a best tattoo contest and lighted volleyball tournament.  For other events, go to www.traer.com.

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