The 12 Best Small Town Iowa Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

Some say small-town Midwestern life can get a little repetitive, but these 12 Iowa festivals will get you fired up about visiting some of our state’s best small towns. Whether you love live music, enjoy food fairs, or always wanted to dress up as a Vulcan, Iowa has a festival that’s perfect for you.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Are any of these Iowa festivals on your calendar, now? Did we miss any great small town Iowa festivals? Tell us about it in the comments.