“Celebrate Iowa” by Carson Ode.
Have you ever wondered how many festivals there are in Iowa. According to the author, there are hundreds of them. He attended 103 of them over a 2 year period . They occur from Jan. – Dec. They include festivals that celebrate our heritage which include the Dutch in Orange City and Pella, the Norwegians in Decorah and the Irish in Emmetsburg. There are festivals that celebrate famous Iowans like John Wayne, Glenn Miller and Meredith Willson. There are even festivals celebrating food like Ice Cream Days in LeMars and Sweet Corn Days in Elkader. Then of course there are many fairs including the two largest , The Iowa State Fair In Des Moines and Clay County Fair in Spencer. The book includes 2,000 great pictures of the events the author attended. So if you are looking for something to do on any weekend or perhaps need ideas for next year’s vacation , this book has plenty of ideas and is a fun read.