Calendar of Events

From breakfasts to dinners, golf outings to festivals, Sac County is home to year-round activities for all ages.

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July 1
Chautauqua Days Parade
Line up at 3 p.m. on North 16th Street, Contact Ross Opsal at Chamber-Main Street for registration information.
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May 27 - September 30
Lake View Farmers Market
Downtown Lake View
The Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 am to Noon from May 27th to September 30th.
May 27 - September 2
Lake View Museum Hours
119 Cresent Park Drive · Lake View, IA
The Lake View Museum opens for the season and is open Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. For more information contact Jane Croll at 712-665-8031 or by email at dnjcroll@gmail.com.
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May 29 - October 29
Iowa Rural Schools Museum Opening
Iowa Rural Schools Museum and Outdoor Classroom
122 West Second Street · Odebolt, IA
Memorial Day opening of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt is May 29th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Regular hours commence with openings on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 4:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00. During Creek Days we will be open on Friday, June 16th from 4:30 to 6:30, Saturday, June 17th from 8:30 to 4:00 (closed for the parade); and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00.
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July 1
Chautauqua Days Parade
Sac City
Line up at 3 p.m. on North 16th Street, Contact Ross Opsal at Chamber-Main Street for registration information.
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July 1
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #2
West Pier in Lake View
Stone Pier Summer Concert series on the West Stone Pier. There will be free live music and food available for purchase. For more information contact Emily Busch at 712-660-3443 or by email at eebusch@gmail.com.
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July 8 - 9
Schaller Popcorn Days Parade, Craft Show, & Car Show
Schaller
The big parade is Saturday, July 8th beginning at 10:00am sharp. Lineup will begin at 7:30am. Pre-registry is recommended. We will also have a craft show, setup begins at 7:00-9:00am, 9:00am-3pm and car show registration 9:00am-noon, trophies presented from 2:30-300pm in our city park.
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July 8
Nighthawk at Black Hawk - Sauk Trail Night Ride
Lake View
Main Street · Lake View, IA
Night Hawk at Black Hawk, nightime bicycle ride. Meet on main street. For more information contact Tom Bolan at 712-665-4310 or by email at bolans@netins.net.
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July 14 - 16
64th Annual Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival
Lake View
Come enjoy the 64th Annual Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival. There are lots of activities planned, from a street parade, to art in the park, beer garden, mud volleyball, Little Miss Black Hawk Pageant, live music, fireworks, and the parade of floats on the water. For more information contact Scott Peterson at 712-657-2634 or by email at scott@lakeviewlifestyle.com.
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July 14 - 16
Early Crossroads Days
Early
Main Street · Early Iowa, IA
This year is our 135th birthday. We will be celebrating Crossroads Days starting friday with a dinner and a DJ and beer garden. Saturday will bring softball, parade, car show, free inflatables, cake walk, baby contest, craft fair, cake walk, dinners, tropical snow, Brad Morgan, Fireworks and much much more. We hope you join us in Early turning 135 years old!
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July 15
Early Crossroads Days Parade
Early
Main Street · Early, IA
Parade starts at 10am. The sign up is at the Early Middle school starting at 8:30 a.m. You can get a form by contacting Jenny Baily.
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July 15
Summer Water Carnival Street Parade
Lake View
Summer Water Carnival Street Parade: Saturday, July 15th 1:00 p.m.
No pre-registration necessary. Be at the staging area by the school by Noon.
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July 15
2017 Early Crossroad's Days Cutest Baby Contest
Under the tent
Main Street · Early, IA
Enter your baby in the Early Crossroads Days Cutest Baby Contest. The contest will be held on July 15th under the tent on Main Street. Contestants need to be lined up under the tent by 4:20 p.m. Please contact Crystal Cudaback for an entry form or visit http://www.earlyia.com/images/2017-Cutest-Baby.pdf for a printable form. Send your photo in with your entry form. The photo will not be returned and may be used in
the newspaper as well.
Photos need to be sent in by June 1st, 2017.

Crystal Cudaback
Early FOCUS
P.O. Box 117
Early, IA 50535
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July 26 - 29
Sac County Fair
Sac County Fairgrounds
JULY 26 – WEDNESDAY

7:00 a.m. Livestock will be allowed to enter the Fair Grounds
9:00 a.m. Sheep, Swine, Goat & Beef Weigh-in (in place by 11:00 a.m.)
2:30 p.m. 4-H Style Show, Share The Fun, and Educational Presentations

Official Opening Of The Fair 5:45pm
National Anthem in front of Grandstand with Color Guard
6:00 p.m. Crowning of Sac County Fair Little Miss and Mister (Grandstand)
6:30 p.m. Crowning of 2016 Sac County Fair Queen (Grandstand)
7:30 p.m. Figure 8’s

JULY 27 – THURSDAY (SENIOR’S DAY)

8:00 a.m. Pride of Iowa/Working Exhibits Judging
8:00 a.m. 4-H Sheep Show & Poultry Show Goat show immediately following Sheep Show
9:30 a.m. 4-H Horse Show
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Sac City Library Program
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Loring Hospital Presentation (Blood Pressure & Glucose Testing/Nutrition)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Free Pie and Ice Cream for Seniors
12:30 p.m. Loring Hospital: “Stepping Up” (Falls Prevention Program for Seniors)
1:30 p.m. Face Painter in Kids Zone
1:30 p.m. Loring Hospital: “Stepping Up” (Falls Prevention Program for Seniors)
3:00 p.m. Rabbit Show
4:00 p.m. Bill Riley Talent Show
7:00 p.m. Rodeo by Wright Rodeo Co.
9:00 p.m. Duane Murley - DJ - Beer Garden

JULY 28 – FRIDAY

8:00 a.m. 4-H & FFA Market Swine Show
8:00 a.m. Pride of Iowa/Working Exhibits: Begin Judging
1:30 p.m. Dairy Show
2:30 p.m. Bring in dogs for Dog Show
3:00 p.m. 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Contest
3:00 p.m. Dog Show (South side of Entertainment Center)
3:00 p.m. Face Painter in Kids Zone
4:00 p.m. Special K’z The Clown (strolling)
4:30 p.m. Pet Show (South side of New Family Center)
7:00 p.m. Tractor Pull
9:00 p.m. Duane Murley - DJ - Beer Garden









July 29 – SATURDAY (KID’S DAY)
Farm Bureau Cook Off Setup for contestants
8:00 a.m. 4-H & FFA Beef Show
9:00 a.m. Baby Contest
9:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull
9:00 a.m. Iowa Draft Pony Association Show
• 9:00 a.m. Pony Hitch Halter
• 11:00 a.m. Hitch Classes
9:30 a.m. Insect Zoo Program in Kids Zone
10:00 a.m. Kiddie Parade Lineup and Judging
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Vendor Fair
10:30 a.m. Kiddie Parade followed by Kids Games
10:30 a.m. Special K’z The Clown (Strolling)
11:00 a.m. Bike Rodeo (Sponsored by Sac City Police Dept. and Sac City Men’s Club)
11-12 p.m. 4-H Int/Senior Iron Chef Competition
12:00 p.m. Free Lunch (Kids) Courtesy of Lions Club
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 4-H Junior Iron Chef Competition
12:30 p.m. Sign up for Pedal Power Pull
1:00 p.m. Sanctioned Pedal Power Pull
2:00 p.m. 4-H & FFA Overall Showmanship Contest
2:00 p.m. Face Painter in Kids Zone
3:00 p.m. Caricature Drawings
4:30 p.m. 4-H & FFA Auction
5:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Cook Off
7:00 p.m. Jay Clyde Band
Little Texas

Office Hours:

July 17 - 21: 11am - 6pm
• July 22: 8am to noon
• July 24: 9am - 5pm
• July 25: 9am - 5pm
• July 26 - 29: 9am - 9pm

Office Phone (During Fair):
• (712) 662-7188
Email:
• SacCountyFair@hotmail.com

Facebook:
• facebook.com/SacCountyFair

Phone (Off-Season):
• (712) 660-9756

New This Year
• Figure 8's
Bob Bohm Entertainment
Farm Bureau Cook Off
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July 29
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #3
West Pier in Lake View
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series on the West Stone Pier. There will be free live music and food available for purchase. For more information contact Emily Busch at 712-660-3443 or by email at eebusch@gmail.com.
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August 12
Bike Around Sac County
Sac County
We're bringing BASC (Bike Around Sac County) back! Please mark your calendars for Saturday August 12th where riders will have the option to ride Eastern Sac County this year (to avoid the road construction near new Highway 20). We are still working on the final information but towns involved are already wishing to participate by adding special stops for the riders! Please spread the word!
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August 12
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #4
West Pier in Lake View
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series on the West Stone Pier. There will be free live music and food available for purchase. For more information contact Emily Busch at 712-660-3443 or by email at eebusch@gmail.com.
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August 18 - 20
Farm Festival
Wall Lake
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August 19
Farm Festival Parade
Line up starts at athletic complex
Parade begins at 1 p.m. Register on 4th street & Melrose and line up at the athletic complex. Contact Travis (712-664-2008) for questions. Free to enter in parade, for those wishing to register early we are normally there by 10:30 a.m.
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August 26
Kids Pioneer Day at the Log Cabin
Log Cabin in Lake View
Bring your children to the Log Cabin to enjoy a variety of period games and activies. For more information contact Kay Montano at 712-657-2220 or by email at krmmontano@yahoo.com.
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September 2
Chalk the Walk
Downtown Lake View
Kids young and old are invited to draw chalk art on the sidewalks of downtown Lake View from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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September 3
Ronald's Road Rally - Ride to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
Bicycle ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more informaton contact Cora Lahr at cora.lahr@hartfamilyhotels.com
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September 3
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #5
West Pier in Lake View
Stone Pier Summer Concert Series on the West Stone Pier. There will be free live music and food available for purchase. For more information contact Emily Busch at 712-660-3443 or by email at eebusch@gmail.com.
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September 4
Lake View Community Club Belgian Waffle Fundraiser
Speaker Park Shelter House
Belgian Waffle Breakfast fundraiser at the Speaker Park Shelter House from 8-12. Cost is $7.00 per person. For more information contact Jennifer Stargell at 712-660-8159 or by email at llegratsmom@yahoo.com
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September 23 - 24
Sac County Quilt-a-Fair
Sac County Fairgrounds
This year the national speaker is Ami Simms, she will be doing a different lecture each day. There is also a tractor ride, car show, amazing quilt related vendors, at least 300 quilts are entered plus vendor quilts adding up easily to 500+.
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  • Contact: Atoya Oliver
  • Phone: (712) 662-7353
September 23 - 24
Sac County Quilt a Fair
Sac County Fair Grounds
416 Park Avenue · Sac City, Iowa , IA
Quilt Show (23rd-24th); Classic Tractor Ride (23rd) and Show and Shine Car Show (24th);
Featuring Guest Quilter & Lecturer Ami Simms; Demonstrations; Door Prizes; Bits & Pieces for sale.
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October 3
Lake View Historical Museum Bridge Open
Boulders Inn & Suites
119 Boulder Drive · Lake View, IA
Bridge tournament to benefit the Museum. The cost is $10.00 per person and the event is being held at Boulders Inn & Suites. For more information or to make reservations contact Jan Frisbee at 712-657-2181.
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  • Contact: Jan Frisbee
  • Phone: (712) 657-2181
October 31
Lake View Merchants Spook Trail
Main Street Lake View
Bring your little spooks to main street and trick or treat at local business from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information contact Jennifer Stargell at 712-657-8420 or by email at llegratsmom@yahoo.com
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December 9
A Candyland Christmas
American Legion Hall
A Candyland Christmas, at the American Legion Hall on Main St. from 2 to 4 p.m. Santa will be there, along with horse drawn wagon rides, a bake sale, soup supper and bingo. For more information contact Jennifer Stargell at 712-660-8159 or by email at llegratsmom@yahoo.om.
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February 3
Arctic Open
Black Hawk Lake
The Arctic Open Golf Tournament is staged on the first Saturday in February on ice-covered Black Hawk Lake. This unique annual event brings many locals and visitors to the area outdoors to enjoy a game of golf in the winter!
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