9th Annual Iowa State Fairgrounds 5K Supports Future Renovations

DES MOINES, IA (06/22/2015)(readMedia)– Runners have the opportunity to experience a 5K race like no other! The ninth annual Fairgrounds 5K, presented by West Bank, will take place on Saturday, August 22 during the Iowa State Fair. The route will take you down the Grand Concourse, through the hills of the Campgrounds, and along Rock…

AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN IOWA

Ottumwa, June 10, 2015-Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the Antique Archeology team are looking for Iowa locations to film episodes of their hit series, AMERICAN PICKERS. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items,…

Iowa State Fair Sew-In Seeks Donations, Volunteers

DES MOINES, IA (06/11/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair Fabric and Threads Department is seeking fabric donations and volunteers for the seventh annual Iowa State Fair Sew-In. The free program offers Fairgoers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local children in need. In 2015, the Sew-In…

American Gothic Days 2015

Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon (GATE) is organizing the town’s annual celebration to be held June 12th through the 14th. There will be a weekend of activities for all ages. The weekend starts off with a Supper in the Park and street dance Friday evening featuring Jennifer Handling and the Revolution. A full slate of…

Bigger Stakes for 2015 Iowa State Fair Big Animal Contests

DES MOINES, IA (06/03/2015)(readMedia)– The Big Boar, Big Ram and Super Bull competitions at the Iowa State Fair are always a favorite, but ‘Nothing Compares’ to the bigger stakes in 2015. All Big Animal Contests have significantly increased premium prizes for the 2015 competitions The Big Ram competition takes place on August 13 at noon…

Ottumwa Area CVB Offers Free Customer Service Training

June 1, 2015-The Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will be offering free hospitality and customer service training to front-line employees in Ottumwa and Wapello County. The training session will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Hotel Ottumwa from 1:00-4:00 PM. The training will consist of a one hour networking event with attendees…