SATURDAY, AUG 17

Download a printable schedule of all events! 

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT  | 9 am to 5 pm

Held on the grounds of the VINTON RAILROAD DEPOT, 612 2nd Ave

Download the schedule for the depot grounds. Cannon demos, musket demonstration, style shows and an afternoon skirmish!

Check out www.armysw.com for more information on the reenactment group. 

* sponsored in part by the BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

SWEET CORN DAYS THROWBACK | 11 am 

Served next to MICHAEL & DOWD'S, 102 E 4th Street

Grab some FREE sweet corn as a throwback to the Vinton Sweet Corn Days of the past! Cooking over 4,000 ears of locally grown sweet corn, corn will be available until gone. 

 

• CEDAR RIVER PARADE | Boats to arrive approx. 12:30 pm

CELEBRATION PARK

Grab a spot on the bank of the Cedar River to see the boat floats! Boats are expected in Vinton between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. (Parade will conclude before the start of the Grand Parade) For information, please contact Tamara Stark, (319) 558-7476

* organized by the Cedar River R.A.T.S.


• GRAND PARADE | 2 pm

Don't miss the BEST parade of the summer! To guarantee yourself the perfect spot, you may want to plan ahead and get there early. Parade route can be seen here

 

• BENTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE FLAG REDEDICATION |  Immediately following parade

Held on the south lawn of the BENTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1111  E 4th Street

 Originally installed and dedicated on July 23, 1969, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I, join the American Legion of Benton County and Auxiliary for the rededication of the flagpole and monument. Remarks from Justin Jensen, Regional Director for Senator Joni Ernst and Doug Anderson. 


• ACT I PERFORMANCE of The Music Man | 7 pm

VINTON SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 210 W 21st Street.

Local community theatre group, ACT I will be presenting the classic musical ”The Music Man”. Visit www.act1.org for ticket information. 

 

• LIVE MUSIC | 5pm - Midnight

CELEBRATION PARK  

$5 admission for those 12 and older.

5pm -7:30pm | 5 Second Rule

7:30 pm | Parade float winners announced & drawing for a hot air balloon ride!

8 pm -Midnight | Standing Hampton

 

Grab a bite to eat from the Vinton Lions Club, the Benton County Cattlemen or the Benton County Pork Producers. A beer tent will be available for those 21 and older. The only entrance into Celebration Park will be on A Avenue.  

*sponsored by VINTON UNLIMITED

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5 SECOND RULE: Playing music isn’t quite like riding a bike, says Clickstop CEO Tim Guenther. Participating in the Corridor Business Journal’s Battle of the Band Contest for a second year, 5 Second Rule spent its off season tuning up in Mr. Guenther’s steel-lined barn for the 2017 competition. While the barn’s acoustics leave something to be desired, the band has the most fun when their music is fast and loud. They can often be found jamming out to songs like “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and “Santeria” by Sublime. The band also listed Thrice as a musical influence and teased that they may be playing one of their songs at this year’s battle. The group’s members all have different musical styles, Mr. Guenther noted, “but as long as it has some distortion guitar and a good rock beat, we’re in.”

 

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STANDING HAMPTON: Famous for Rock, Standing Hampton is a high powered tribute to the hottest rock icons of all time! For over eighteen years, Standing Hampton has been entertaining 70s & 80s Classic Rock fans across the Midwest, performing at countless festivals, town celebrations, casinos, special events, and clubs. In addition Standing Hampton has shared the stage with many national acts including Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Night Ranger, Little River Band, April Wine, Head East, Firehouse, and Janey Lane.

SUNDAY, AUG 18

Download a printable schedule of all events!

 • ACT I PERFORMANCE of The Music Man | 2 pm & 6 pm

VINTON SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 210 W 21st Street

Local community theatre group, ACT I will be presenting classic musical ”The Music Man” during our celebration.  Visit www.act1.org for ticket information.

• CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT  | 9 am to 4 pm 

Held on the grounds of the VINTON RAILROAD DEPOT, 612 2nd Ave

Download the schedule for the depot grounds. Cannon demos, musket demonstration, style shows and an afternoon skirmish!

*sponsored in part by the BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

• EVERGREEN CEMETERY TOUR | 4 pm

Held on the EVERGREEN CEMETERY GROUNDS, 1002 E 10th Street

This is a walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes.

 

Rich Farmer is your tour guide through this local cemetery rich with history. His program will include rich burial customs of our ancestors. It is rumored that this cemetery is home to a ghostly woman on horseback who wears a white dress and rides up and down the train tracks. There are also reports of strange phenomena surrounding a statue and apparitions of military men who wander in the portion of the cemetery for unknown soldiers. Whether that's true or not, the cemetery is the final resting spot for Civil War veteran and former Iowa governor, Buren Robinson Sherman.


• The EUCMENCIAL SERVICE planned for Sunday afternoon has been canceled. 



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