Logan Hill Climb
This annual spring event held in April features motorcycle hill climbing at the Logan Rock Quarry just off Highway 30 on the east edge of Logan. The Hill Climb, sponsored by the Hill Blazers Motorcycle Club, attracts thousands of spectators from across the United States. For more information, contact Dennis Murphy at email@example.com or 712-254-2598, Dave Czarnecki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-707-0900, or Marcus White at email@example.com or 402-880-5321.
A 5K run and Kids K run held in Missouri Valley and hosted by the Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 712-642-2553.
Logan Car Show & Village Green
Third Saturday in May. Calling all cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors! Enjoy kids and family activities, goods, shopping, music and food in Logan City Park. Also, check out the Logan Fire Department Open House. Car show registration ($20) from 9 a.m. to noon; awards at 3 p.m. in Logan City Park. Sponsored by the Logan Chamber Committee. Contact Ray Darling, 712-644-3391, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chris Hartwig, 712-216-0618, email@example.com.
Mighty Mo Rodeo
Friday and Saturday following Memorial Day weekend. Missouri Valley hosts this yearly rodeo at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. Exciting rodeo events, many children’s activities and live entertainment. 712-592-1670
Spring Fling Car Show & Swap Meet
A one-day event held in Missouri Valley City Park during early June. The event also features a tractor show. Contact Steve at 402-493-7639 for more details.
Music in the Park
Held in Missouri Valley’s City Park on four Thursday evenings in June and July featuring a band or musician from the region. Hosted by the Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce. 712-642-2553, missourivalleychamber.com
Mondamin Heritage Day
A Saturday celebration in June. This annual community celebration features a parade, as well as fun activities in the city park for kids and adults. 712-646-2431
Pisgah Play Days
Last weekend in June. Pisgah has a parade, carnival, antique and classic car show, food, games and a teen and adult dance. 712-456-2301
Logan July 4th Celebration
The community of Logan celebrates America’s birthday each July with a multi-day event featuring the largest parade in Harrison County, games and rides for the kids, and a street dance with a beer garden. Fireworks in the evening on the Fourth cap off the celebration. 712-644-2425
Dunlap July 4th Celebration
Dunlap gets in the patriotic spirit with a 4th of July parade, fireworks and a celebration that includes food, games and fun for all ages, on the 4th of July.
Woodbine 5K TWInerlIGHT Glow Run
Run the bricks downtown! A family-friendly walk or run mapped out through the community. Finish with a free watermelon. Registration: www.woodbineia.com or 712-592-5901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodbine Rodeo Days
Celebrating 54 years, the Woodbine Saddle Club hosts the award-winning Woodbine Rodeo – always the Thursday, Friday and Saturday following the 4th of July. The Rodeo features a Kids’ Night and two nights of IRA-sanctioned rodeo action. Rodeo Parade is held Saturday morning in historic downtown Woodbine. 712-647-2899, woodbinesaddleclub.com
A festival all about lavender held in mid-July. The Loess Hills Lavender Farm, located 8 miles north of Missouri Valley, hosted its first LavenderStock in 2015 and has made this an annual event. See more on the Loess Hills Lavender Farm in this magazine. 712-642-9016, loesshillslavender.com
Harrison County Fair
Modale Fun Day
An annual community celebration held each August. 712-645-2601
Four County Fair
First weekend in August. Held at the Dunlap Fairground, this old-fashioned county fair offers exhibits, horse show, tractor pull, 4-H exhibits, livestock and lots of food. 712-643-1294
Magnolia Old Settlers Reunion
An annual community celebration held on the third weekend in August, featuring entertainment, parade, games, food and a dance. 712-648-2313
Country Western Music Festival
Little Sioux Homecoming
Held the fourth weekend in August. This celebration includes a parade, carnival, dance, barbecue and dinner at the Legion Hall in Little Sioux. 712-649-2211
Woodbine Martial Arts Annual Event
The 8th annual Martial Arts Event is Harrison County’s only Tae Kwon Do tournament held every fall. For more information, call Scott Thompson
Wisecup Art Show
Held at Wisecup Farm Museum in Missouri Valley in mid-September, enjoy all types of art from handmade jewelry to beautiful paintings. Take a step back in time by browsing the free museum while there. 712-642-3925, wisecupfarmmuseum.com
Aronia Berry Festival
Third weekend in September. An agricultural tourism event featuring tours, speakers, educational programs, plant sale, product samples, kid’s activities and music at Sawmill Hollow Family Farm located north of Missouri Valley. 712-648-2432, sawmillhollow.com
Embrace the Hills
An autumn bicycle ride along the Loess Hills of Western Iowa in mid-September. The ride starts at the Mondamin Baptist Church and includes three different route options. A 29-mile loop travels through Pisgah, Little Sioux, River Sioux and back to Mondamin. Two other routes will have
more miles and more “hillage” and will include a trip through Magnolia. Contact Richard and Tammi Mether at 712-456-2307, 402-253-5102 (cell), or email@example.com. Ride details online at bikeiowa.com.
Midwest Motorcycle Connection
Annual Midwest Motorcycle Connection is held at The Edge Sports Bar & Grill in Missouri Valley on the third Saturday of September. Live music all day and evening, retail booths, parts and food vendors, and cash bar. 712-642-2229
Last Saturday in September. Includes entertainment, arts and craft show, apple stands, 2 & 5-mile runs, toy & quilt show, food stands, antique vehicle display, barbecue and more. 712-647-2550, woodbineia.com/applefest/
National Wildlife Refuge Week
Free event at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge held in conjunction with National Wildlife Refuge Week in October. Enjoy planned indoor and outdoor activities hosted by refuge staff, as well as tours of the refuge. DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is located along U.S. Hwy. 30, seven miles
Small's Fruit Farm Fall Festival
Willow Lake Creepy Campground
Bring your little ghost or ghoul and go Trick-or-treating in the campground at Willow Lake. There are other activities for the kids to enjoy as well. Dates vary so check out HCCB Events or call 712-647-2785 for more information.
Watson Steam Train Halloween Party
Held in late October at Watson Station & Depot in Missouri Valley City Park. Enjoy spooky goblins, goodies, haunted train rides, hot chocolate, cider and cookies.
Missouri Valley Chamber Halloween Parade
Held in late October. Come enjoy a spooky good time! Costume judging at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, followed by a Halloween revelers parade traveling west on Huron Street to the fire station. Hot dogs are served at the firehouse. 712-642-2553
A Logan Chamber of Commerce annual event celebrates the winter season and the upcoming holidays. Includes family activities for all to enjoy.
'Bright Lights, Little City' Christmas in Woodbine
Welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Lighted Parade the first Friday in December each year. Shops open late. Community-sponsored Cookie Walk.
The Polar Express
Celebrate the holiday magic of "The Polar Express" at Watson Station Train Depot in Missouri Valley City Park in early December. Activities include steam train rides, hayrack rides, face-painting, a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, holiday goodies, and more. The holiday family-friendly fun is presented by Wisecup Family Partnership and Watson Station.