You Don’t Want To Miss The Midwest’s Most Unique Festival In Iowa This Summer

Iowa’s small towns put on amazing festivals every year, but there’s nothing quite like the Great River Tug Fest. Two sister cities have joined forced to fight for the title of tuggiest town, and the day is filled with food trucks, carnival rides, and fierce tugging competition. This year, the festival runs from Thursday, August 9th (when the carnival opens up) to Sunday, August 11th.

Each day of Tug Fest features tons of food, entertainment, and family fun. The Tug itself runs from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The full Tug Fest Schedule can be found right here.

Iowa’s festivals are one of the best parts of a Midwest summer. For more of the best fests in the Hawkeye State, read The 12 Best Small Town Iowa Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of and plan out your summer fun.