Starting with Gala Days in Lytton, Sac County residents and visitors enjoy great community parades throughout each summer.

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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 8 - 9
Schaller Popcorn Days Parade, Craft Show, & Car Show
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 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
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July 14 - 16
Early Crossroads Days
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
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 26 - 29
Sac County Fair
Sac County Fairgrounds

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


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


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

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


Phone (Off-Season):
• (712) 660-9756

New This Year
• Figure 8's
Bob Bohm Entertainment
Farm Bureau Cook Off
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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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