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Stratford brings back bluegrass

July 6, 2014 STRATFORD — Stratford is gearing up for its 30th annual Stratford Bluegrass Festival at the Stratford City Park Friday through July 13. more »»

Angel Ride will be Saturday

July 6, 2014 The eighth annual Angel Ride to Save the Ta-Ta’s is set for Saturday. Last year more than 400 riders raised more than $30,000. more »»

Celebrating the Fourth

June 29, 2014 By BARBARA WALLACE HUGHES Messenger area communities show an independence of spirit when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. more »»

Local gardeners invite visitors to find beauty

June 29, 2014 Eight Fort Dodge gardeners will welcome guests to their gardens during the 13th annual Tour of Gardens on Saturday. The garden tour is sponsored by the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club. more »»

Sac City celebrates with Chautauqua Days

June 29, 2014 SAC CITY — The annual Chautauqua Days is set for July 3-6 in Sac City as part of the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The celebration starts off on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the Scoop the Loop. more »»

King Band will play weekly concert today

June 29, 2014 The Karl L. King Municipal Band continues its concert series today at 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park. more »»

Greater Crater Days get colorful

June 22, 2014 MANSON — Greater Crater Days hopes to get a little more bang for its buck this time aroun. more »»

Pocahontas celebrates Heritage Days

June 22, 2014 POCAHONTAS — The 29th annual Heritage Days offers music, races and magic beginning Friday. “There’s a lot of great things going on the whole time,” said Lauri Fulkerth, Heritage Days chairman. more »»

Summerfest adds new events in EG

June 22, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — Eagle Grove’s annual festival, Summerfest, will take place on Saturday with free events at Greenwood Park. more »»

Badgerfest makes its reappearance

June 22, 2014 BADGER — Badgerfest returns after more than 10 years, giving the town of Badger a chance “to get to know itself again” Friday through June 29, organizer Steve Johanson said. more »»

Pokey Wine and Roses Garden Walk is Friday

June 22, 2014 POCAHONTAS — Blooming roses and local wine will be featured at the Wine and Roses Garden Walk in Pocahontas Friday. more »»

King Band to feature Patton as soloist

June 22, 2014 Summer concerts continue in Fort Dodge at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park today, with another special concert. Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and Assistant Conductor Dr. more »»

Program at library Monday explores Freedom Summer

June 22, 2014 A program observing the 50-year anniversary of the Mississippi Summer Project, a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement, will be held Monday at noon at the Fort Dodge Public Library. more »»

A walk through history

June 15, 2014 The Oakland Cemetery Walk will feature some veteran actors portraying the dead from Fort Dodge’s past, and some new actors, haunting the rows of peaceful markers for the first time. The Rev. more »»

Arts Festival at Blanden is Saturday

June 15, 2014 Magic, music and 23 artists “from about every corner of Iowa” will be just some of the entertainment at the Blanden Arts Festival on Saturday. The festival is free. more »»

River Days wants guests to ‘Experience the Fun’

June 15, 2014 LEHIGH — For the organizers of this year’s Lehigh River Days, this year’s festival is all about fun. more »»

Hands-on artwork

June 8, 2014 HUMBOLDT — It’s a festival where everyone gets the chance to do art. The ninth annual Humboldt Arts Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at John Brown Park. more »»

FD dog shows, trials set

June 8, 2014 The Fort Dodge Kennel Club AKC All Breed Dog Shows and Obedience Trials takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. more »»

Market on Central resumes downtown on Saturday

June 8, 2014 The season for Fort Dodge’s annual Market on Central begins June 14 and will feature nearly 60 vendors offering food, jewelry and pottery. more »»

Clarion honors ‘Cowboy Pride’

June 8, 2014 CLARION — Clarion Festival in the Park is paying tribute to its dual state 1A wrestling champions by using “Cowboy Pride” as this year’s theme. more »»



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