Events

Event Calendar

Thursday May, 24th 2018

  • Marion County Writers Workshop

  • Knoxville
  • 210 E Robinson St, Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.891.2469
  • Website
  • Marion County Writers Workshop

     Marion County Writers Workshop, founded in 2003, exists to inspire writers of all skill levels. The organization, which has no dues or fees, meets weekly at The Nearwood Winery Tasting Room on Thursday evenings at 6:30. Each week a "writer's challenge" is presented on a topic. Call 641.891.2469 for more information. Enjoy coffee, wine, and free water.

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  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday May, 24th 2018

  • Pella Farmer's Market

  • Pella
  • Farmer's Market 3:00 - 6:00 pm, First Reformed Church Parking Lot (603 Broadway)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Thursday May, 24th 2018

  • Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Day

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • Thursday, May 24
    Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Day
    11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Pizza served until 7:30 p.m.

     Enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza 

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  • Category: Agriculture

Friday May, 25th 2018

  • à la carte Wine & Pasta Night

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • Friday, May 25
    à la carte Wine & Pasta Night
    5:30–8:00 p.m.—Pasta served until 7:30 p.m.

      No reservations required.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Friday May, 25th 2018

  • Let’s Go Froggin’

  • Lake Red Rock
  • South Tailwater Recreation Area
  • Lake Red Rock
  • (641) 828-7522
  • Website
  • Let’s Go Froggin’
    Fri., May 25—7:00 p.m.—South Tailwater
    Croaks, churps, trills and burps….who’s making all that noise? Spring is a great time to enjoy the serenades of native frogs and toads. Learn how to identify Red Rock’s amphibians and identify them by their calls.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Bobber, the Water Safety Dog

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Howell Station Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!
    Mon., May 26—2 p.m.—Howell Station Camp.
    Sat., June 2—1:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Camp.
    Sat., June 23 —2:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Beach Sat., June 30—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Fri., July 6—7:00 p.m.—North Overlook Beach
    Sat., July 21—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving pup that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Creatures of the Night Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Creatures of the Night Hike
    Sat., May 26—9:00 p.m. Whitebreast Camp.

    Fri., Aug. 10—9:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Camp.
    Fri., Aug. 17—9:00 p.m.—Wallashuck Camp.
    Sat., Sept. 1—8:30 p.m.—N. Overlook Camp. Hike along a woodland trail in search of the night shift. Follow the tracks left behind by critters of the night and listen for owl calls and other lurking creatures!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Knoxville Championship Cup Series

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N Lincoln St
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Slideways Karting Center Night Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410s, 360s, 305s. Military Members Free with valid Military ID.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Nature Crafts

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - North Overlook Area
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628-8690
  • Website
  • Nature Crafts
    Sat., May 26—10:00 a.m.—Playscape Sat., Sept. 1—10:00 a.m.– Playscape
    Artists of all ages: join us for some make-and-take creative fun! Supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your creativity!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Bike Ride

  • Pella
  • Bicycle Ride Saturday Mornings at 7:30. Road Ride of varying mileage. Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday May, 26th 2018

  • Wine & Slider Saturday

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • Saturday, May 26
    Wine & Slider Saturday
    11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Sliders served until 7:30 p.m.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Agriculture

Tuesday May, 29th 2018

  • Show 'N' Go Rides

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Tuesday evening 6:00 - Volksweg Trail Ride (25 miles). Rides begin at Volksweg Trailhead (University and West 3rd Streets, Pella)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Thursday May, 31st 2018

  • Marion County Writers Workshop

  • Knoxville
  • 210 E Robinson St, Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.891.2469
  • Website
  • Marion County Writers Workshop

     Marion County Writers Workshop, founded in 2003, exists to inspire writers of all skill levels. The organization, which has no dues or fees, meets weekly at The Nearwood Winery Tasting Room on Thursday evenings at 6:30. Each week a "writer's challenge" is presented on a topic. Call 641.891.2469 for more information. Enjoy coffee, wine, and free water.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday May, 31st 2018

  • Pella Farmer's Market

  • Pella
  • Farmer's Market 3:00 - 6:00 pm, First Reformed Church Parking Lot (603 Broadway)

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Thursday May, 31st 2018

  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • Tassel Ridge Winery
  • 1681 220th St. Leighton
  • Thursday, May 31

    Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

    5:30–8:00 p.m.—Small Plates served until 7:30 p.m.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Agriculture

Friday June, 1st 2018

  • Red Rock’s Hydropower Project

  • Lake Red Rock
  • South Tailwater Recreation Area
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Red Rock’s Hydropower Project

    Fri., June 1—9:00 p.m.—South Tailwater
    Sat., July 28—1:00 p.m.—Visitor Center

    Vern Cochran, representative from Missouri River Energy Services, will present an overview of the Red Rock Hydropower Project. Learn more about the construction of the facility and how it will impact the Midwest as a new source of green energy!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday June, 1st 2018 – Saturday June, 2nd 2018

  • 29th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction weekend

  • Knoxville
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Website
  • The 29th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2! Tickets for Saturday’s induction banquet are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 641-842-6176 or by e-mail at LDeMoss@SprintCarHoF.com. The banquet will again be held at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Festivities will get underway with a catered luncheon from Rib Shack.

     Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Bryan Clauson, Lance Dewease and Dave Steele; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – Scott Gerkin and Emmett J. Malloy; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors – Steve Beitler and Bob Mays; and Pre-1945 Era – Oscar “Red” Garnant. Hall of Famers Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.

     One of the highlights of the weekend also includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, making the Friday, June 1, festivities at the museum a “must attend” event. This year, that will be elevated with screenings of the short film “Rocket” in the museum’s theater on the second floor. The much acclaimed film is the winner of dozens of awards worldwide. “Rocket” tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own. Among the many historic cars featured in the movie is the Chapman Special #27, which had previously been on display in our museum. The director is none other than Brenna Malloy, the great granddaughter of 2018 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Emmett J. Malloy. The film will screen at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event!

     Following the screening, at 7 p.m., will be our salute to our inductees on the museum’s second floor! The reception and gathering of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of stories, true or fabricated! The reception is FREE and open to the public. Pennsylvania’s Lynn Paxton and Indiana’s Steve Stapp are often the ring leaders, as we are treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport. Invitations are going out to our inductees soon, so stay tuned for who to expect in Knoxville during Induction weekend and our Friday night festivities!

     Saturday evening, racing is scheduled at the Knoxville Raceway.   McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night Knoxville Championship Cup Series racing will feature 410 sprint cars, 360 sprints featuring the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and 305 sprints.

     For more information on the events at Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com. For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Friday June, 1st 2018 – Saturday June, 2nd 2018

  • Pig Out

  • Pleasantville
  • Downtown Pleasantville

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday June, 2nd 2018

  • Bobber, the Water Safety Dog

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.628.8690
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!
    Sat., June 2—1:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Camp.
    Sat., June 23 —2:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Beach Sat., June 30—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Fri., July 6—7:00 p.m.—North Overlook Beach
    Sat., July 21—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Sat., Aug. 25—3:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving pup that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday June, 2nd 2018

  • Forest Scavenger Hunt

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Howell Station Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • (641) 828-7522
  • Website
  • Forest Scavenger Hunt

    Sat., June 2—7:00 p.m.—Howell Station Camp
    Fri., June 8—7:00 p.m.—N. Overlook Picnic

    Sat., Aug. 11--3:00 p.m.–Howell Station Camp.

    Join the search for clues about the hidden world of plants and animals in Red Rock’s woodlands. Use your mind and your hide-and-seek skills to help you in your quest!

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

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