NORTH IOWA EVENTS CENTER
WHERE BEING WHO YOU ARE AND DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ALWAYS SHINES
CRYSTAL BOWERSOX: LIVE IN CONCERT
With so many free events scheduled for the 2017 North Iowa Fair, there's incredible potential for local businesses, organizations, foundations, non-profits and others interested in showcasing/vending on the grounds. Food vendor applications (click here) and non-food vendor applications (click here) are being accepted now!
The outdoor Heritage Arena will feature antique machinery with running and drive times (experienced drivers only) from 3pm to 7pm on July 20, 2017! This event is for all ages with awards being presented for oldest tractor, oldest working gas engine and more!
DARLING DOG SHOW
Chamberlain Midway is a growing midway company based in the midwest that will bring free carnival rides to the public for the entirety of the fair. Geared toward small children with a few rides for adults, it's not the biggest carnival in the world, but it's the free-est! Sure to see lots of smiling kids enjoying eight carnival rides including a 10,000 gallon bumper boat tank, potato sack slide, fun house and more!
Each year the North Iowa Fair sponsors a "Miss North Iowa Fair Contest," where candidates are judged on personality, attitude, appearance, citizenship, leadership and awareness of current issues. This contest allows young women the opportunity to win incredible prizes and the chance to meet other young women from the area and state.
The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment we aim to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars.
ANTIQUE MACHINERY DAY
Calling all dogs! Register your pet for free from 5pm to 6pm on July 21, 2017! The show begins at 6pm. Show off your pet for their unique style, skills, tricks or glowing personality. Not a serious competition but a fun, family oriented show. Audience applause and guest judges will award a variety of prizes.
BILL RILEY TALENT SHOW
NORTH IOWA FAIR VENDOR
Few options for the 2017 North Iowa Fair could better fit our theme of "On The Rise" than Carolina Helicopters.
They'll be offering affordable helicopter rides for the entirety of the Fair. Buckle up and bring your smartphone/camera to fully enjoy of bird's eye view of all the fun below!
FREE CARNIVAL RIDES
The North Iowa Fair is honored to welcome Chapter 790 of the Vietnam Veterans back to host their incredible annual breakfast on Sunday, July 23rd. Eggs, flapjacks and more are served in The Loafing Shed starting at 7:00am and going until noon. The complimentary breakfast encourages good will donations and veterans memorabilia will be available for purchase.
CROWNING OF THE NORTH IOWA FAIR QUEEN
2017 NORTH IOWA FAIR
"ON THE RISE"
NORTH IOWA YOUTH CENTER INFLATABLES
2ND ANNUAL HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY
RIVER CITY RADIO CONTROL "FUN FLY"
We are thrilled to announce the return of live music to the North Iowa Fair on July 20, 2017 at 7:30pm with special guest Crystal Bowersox! A northwest Ohio native and Nashville resident, singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox has been performing for audiences since the age of 10. Her soulful, stirring approach to Americana music has been met with critical acclaim. With collaborations that include legendary talent such as the late Joe Cocker and BB King, Alanis Morrisette, Jakob Dylan, John Popper, Melissa Etheridge and many more, it is clear that her vocal prowess is recognized and respected among her peers.
This event is brought to you in the spirit of celebrating great music, free of charge (Olson Building: capacity 1,500), courtesy of the North Iowa Fair.
Get ready for an incredible evening and join us in welcoming Crystal to Mason City, Iowa!
Sponsored in part by Alpha Media.
SMALL STAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Here’s to celebrating the simple things in life! The Small Stage Music Festival is a place where less is always more and the little stuff is really the big stuff… an event where being who you are and doing what you love always shines. Humble beginnings, powerful voices and incredible spirit often lead to tremendous success. Small Stage is a reminder that our biggest dreams often take root in the tiniest places.
Special guest Crystal Bowersox kicks off our music on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:30pm! Friday and Saturday features music all afternoon and evening from highly talented area musicians showcasing their gifts in the spirit of community and giving back. It is the perfect venue to enjoy intimate, quality sessions from artists who believe great music is worth celebrating.
North Iowa Youth Center will be on the grounds July 19-July 23 with four of the biggest and funnest inflatables North Iowa has to offer! Five bucks for an inflatables "day pass"
(three bucks for children age 3 and under) is priceless for Moms and Dads with kids whose energy wins every time.
All proceeds benefit North Iowa Youth Center and North Iowa Events Center. Bring the whole family!
CHAPTER 790 OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS
HAM, EGGS & FLAPJACKS FUNDRAISER
Join us during the 2017 North Iowa Fair for the 2nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally on the NIEC green space!
Be sure to bring your camera and/or smartphone!
$10 tethered rides, $1 walk-in balloons, sponsored balloon rides, launches and "glow shows" (all weather permitting) are scheduled for:
Friday evening: July 21
Saturday morning & evening: July 22
Sunday morning: July 23
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOT-AIR BALLOON SPONSOR TO RECEIVE A BALLOON RIDE FOR TWO?
Witness the River City Radio Control "Fun Fly" on Saturday, July 22! Radio control airplanes and more will be "on the rise" starting at 10am and flying until sundown. Fair-goers interested in giving flight a try may check with members of the club to see if an airplane is available for potential "co-pilots."
$20 HELICOPTER RIDES