Entertainment

“Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair’s Free Stage Line-up

DES MOINES, IA (05/20/2015)(readMedia)– From rock legends to country up-and-comers, Fairgoers can enjoy more than a million dollars’ worth of free entertainment throughout the 11 days of the 2015 Iowa State Fair. “Nothing Compares” to this year’s entertainment, all free with gate admission. The Iowa State Fair runs August 13-23. This year’s line-up features southern…

Bike the Byway Coming to SE Iowa

The second annual Bike the Byway will be held on Saturday, June 20th here in southeast Iowa. The ride will begin in Bloomfield and take cyclist through Drakesville, Unionville, Blakesburg and finally Ottumwa. Information can be found on the Bike the Byway website at www.bikethebyway.com. This looks to be a leisurely and fun day for…

American Gothic House Center to host 5K, art contest

Eldon— Eldon will hold its annual celebration, American Gothic Days, June 12-14.  The weekend is full of food, fun and entertainment for all ages. As part of the festivities, the American Gothic House Center will host a 5K Run/Walk and art contest.   The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday June 9 at 7:30 a.m. …

Iowa State Fair Entries Available Online Beginning May 1st

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2015)(readMedia)– Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available at iowastatefair.org beginning Friday, May 1. The Iowa State Fair “Fair Tour” will run August 13-23. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or…

American Gothic House Center to feature quilt exhibit

​Eldon, Iowa—The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced by this famous painting. The quilts will be on view at the American…

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds Open April 17

DES MOINES, IA (04/13/2015)(readMedia)– Spring is finally here and now is the perfect time to celebrate the warmer weather by spending a weekend in the great outdoors! The Iowa State Fair Campgrounds have plenty of campsites available beginning Friday, April 17, through mid-July with country comforts alongside city conveniences and excitement. The Campgrounds house more…

SEISO presents “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” Sunday April 12th

Southeast Iowans will soon have an opportunity to watch an inspirational movie while supporting one of the area’s most important cultural organizations.  The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will sponsor a showing of the documentary “Following the Ninth : In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Main…

Iowa State Fair to Debut Mural Painting Contest

DES MOINES, IA (04/03/2015)(readMedia)– The 2015 Iowa State Fair, set August 13-23, will feature a custom mural designed and painted by a local artist. Individuals are invited to submit their own designs for the 12×16-ft. mural, which will be completed throughout the Fair in the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center. To enter, submit an…