Friday, August 23

• IOWA HISTORY 101 MOBILE MUSEUM | 10 to 5 pm

1ST AVENUE, DOWNTOWN

A multimedia exhibit in a custom-built Winnebago that travels the highways and backroads to share the stories of Iowa’s past and showcase some of the artifacts from the State Historical Museum's collection in Des Moines. 


• TGIF PARTY | Gate opens at 5 pm

Come to the BENTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS for the TGIF (Thank God It's Fireworks!) Party as a preview to Boomtown held on August 24th. Enjoy food vendors, grab a drink from the beer tent and enjoy a small fireworks preview with the Class C IPA challenge. Free admission, free parking. 


• VINTON-SHELLSBURG FALL SPORTS BLOW-OUT 5 pm

Held at the VINTON-SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL GYM 

and the KARR ATHLETIC COMPLEX.

An opportunity to preview the Vinton-Shellsburg Viking and Vikettes fall sports teams. Activities include introductions to the athletes and varsity football and volleyball scrimmages. Admission for non-athletes is one bottle of a sport drink (Gatorade, Powerade, etc.).


Saturday, August 24

• KIWANIS 5K | Registration begins at 8am, Run/Walk begins at 9am

Begins at the BENTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE 

Register here: http://getmeregistered.com/KiwanisBoomtown5K


• BOOM-FEST | 9am to 2pm

DOWNTOWN VINTON

Boom-Fest is an annual Arts & Crafts Festival promoted by Vinton Unlimited, Vinton’s merged non-profit Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development group. Artisans and crafters, farmers market and food vendors are welcomed to the downtown streets of Vinton. Kids activities and live entertainment fill the time slot with a family-friendly street fair type atmosphere for all to enjoy.


• IOWA HISTORY 101 MOBILE MUSEUM | 9am to 2pm

1ST AVENUE, DOWNTOWN

A multimedia exhibit in a custom-built Winnebago that travels the highways and backroads to share the stories of Iowa’s past and showcase some of the artifacts from the State Historical Museum's collection in Des Moines. 


• MURAL WRAP UP CELEBRATION | Doors open at 5:30pm, Auction at 6:30pm

Held at the VINTON COUNTRY CLUB, 314 N 9th Avenue

Join us to celebrate the completion of an amazing mural project! Visit with the artists who designed & painted our latest murals. Stick around for a live auction of original pieces created by the artists. Hor d'oeuvres served, cash bar available.  


• BOOMTOWN | Gates open @ 4pm with fireworks at dusk!

Held at the BENTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 1801 2nd Avenue

Boomtown isn’t your typical small-town-USA fireworks display. Its an Earth-shaking pyrotechnic experience you will not soon forget. If blinding ground effects and feel-the-heat-on-your-face fireballs aren’t enough, wait until the aerial bombs greet you with a heart-pounding aftershock.

 

And don’t be late. The best seats in the house are in the grandstands at the fairgrounds, but parking and seating fill up quickly. Come to town early for Boom-fest in downtown Vinton and then head to the fairgrounds for the main event.



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