I can't believe August is nearly over already! This month has been unusually cool, for August in Iowa. That's probably why I'm so pumped for the fall weather! This is my favorite time of year. We get to enjoy football once again, it's sweater weather, and the colors of our trees start changing! If you haven't heard, September is also a big month for events in our town:
We kick off September with our Downtown Farmers Market on September 2nd. If you haven't been down there, I would check it out. The vendors always bring a variety of items. This event is from 8 a.m. until noon.
Autumn Artistry is Saturday, September 16th. This is another reason fall is my favorite season - I always find some great buys at this event! They will also have the Farmers Market set up at the parking lot used for the Downtown Farmers Market. They'll have vendors both downtown and at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds, which is also where the Blacktop Cruisers 15th Annual Car Show will be taking place. Shuttle service will be available between the many locations to make getting around much easier!
The following weekend is the Cedar River Rendezvous hosted by the Conservation Education Foundation. This takes place at Mitchell County Conservation's headquarters just west of town on Hwy 9. They'll have a big swap meet, kids activities, food vendors, demonstrations and more. One thing I know I like about this is it has activities for kids - and is FREE admittance. This kicks off September 22nd and runs through the 24th.
98.7 KISS Country will be celebrating their 10th birthday by hosting a Barn Bash at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds on September 30th. Tickets to this event are $10 - they'll have a corn hole tournament, ladder golf, food & retail vendors as well as about 6 singer-songwriters for acoustic sessions that evening! You can purchase your tickets in advance at our office at the Chamber. If you're interested in entering a team for the corn hole tournament, call us at 732-3163.