Summer Events

Pocahontas Heritage Days

Women waving while riding in a truck bed

Last Weekend of June
Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce

At Pocahontas Heritage Days you’ll find lots of tasty food, games, tournaments, kids’ activities, art and live music, fitness activities, fireworks, vendors, and of course a parade. It’s a great weekend to spend with friends and family in Pocahontas!

Laurens Summer Celebration

People riding on a tractor trailer during a parade

Second Weekend in July
Laurens Chamber & Community Boosters

The Laurens Summer Celebration is a weekend full of fun activities for all ages. Enjoy great food, retail open houses, kids’ games and water fights, a 5K run/walk, live music, fireworks, and a parade.

Greater Rolfe Days

Kids riding 4-wheelers in a parade

Rolfe Betterment Inc.

Greater Rolfe Days offers many activities for the whole family. Don’t miss out on the parade, kids’ activities, free swimming, community supper and ice cream social, or the Rolfe Rodeo.

Pocahontas County Bike Ride

Cyclists posing with their bikes

Second Weekend in July
Plover Hometown Pride 

The Pocahontas County Bike Ride kicks off in Plover and goes through both Laurens and Rolfe during the towns’ summer celebrations. It’s a great summer training ride, plus you get to enjoy many fun festivities throughout the county!

Pocahontas County Fair

Four young girls in dresses pose with their pageant awards

Third Weekend in July
ISU Extension & Outreach

Come to the Pocahontas County Fair to see many animals and exhibits, watch competitions, and eat tasty food! Check out the fair schedule on Facebook to see when each show is happening and when you can get some free food.

Gilmore City Fun Days

Parked red and green tractors with American flags

Final Weekend in August
Gilmore City

Gilmore City Fun Days is a weekend full of fun events and activities for the whole family. Enjoy the parade, tasty food, kids’ activities, live music, and more. Follow their Facebook page to see the full schedule for each year’s celebration!

Princess City Car Show

Man cleans hubcap on vintage car

Third Saturday in August
Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce

Check out some of the nicest cars around at the Princess City Car Show on Main Street in Pocahontas! There’s plenty of cars, food, and music to enjoy when you attend. Have a car you’d like to show off? No pre-registration required – just show up with your car!

Wiegert Fall Fest

Kids riding ponies

Sunday in August
Pocahontas County Conservation & Pocahontas County Historical Society 

Come to Wiegert Prairie Farmstead in August for fun historic farm activities and demonstrations, live music and games, tasty food and treats, pony rides, prairie rides, and more! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!

Fonda Labor Day Celebration

Man riding a bull

Labor Day Weekend
Fonda Town & Country Boosters

At the Fonda Labor Day Celebration, you’ll stay entertained all weekend with a variety of events and activities. Don’t miss out on the 5K run/walk, tasty food, garage sales, live music, parade, slow pitch softball tournament, rodeo, and demo derby.