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La Porte City Festival of Trails

June 6, 2014
Dysart Reporter

La Porte City will celebrate its 28th Annual Festival of Trails on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. Highlights of the celebration include:


-Carnival Rides, 5pm-Midnight

-Parade, 7pm

-Urban Legend on the Main Street Stage, 8pm-Midnight

-Fireworks, Dark


-5k Run, 8am

-Civil War Artillery Unit & Encampment, 9am-9pm

-Carnival Rides, 11am-Midnight

-Cedar Valley Big Band on the Main Street Stage, Noon-4pm

-Car Show, 1-4pm

-Car Cruise, 6pm

-Chainsaw Carvings Live Auction, 8pm

-Brass Transit Authority on the Main Street Stage, 8pm-Midnight

There is much more to do and see for all ages! For a complete lineup and more detailed information, please visit

This year's Festival of Trails Parade is sure to be a crowd pleaser. . If you have never been out for the town parade, this would be the year to attend. Each year upwards of 5000 people line the streets for the Parade which is double the population. We are expecting an even bigger turn out this year

The committee has met every week since January, and have really enjoyed getting together and brainstorming for some unique entries. In keeping with the theme "Looking Back and Moving Forward", we have put together a montage that will be a pleasant sur-prise for many. The lineup has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the highlights in this year's parade.

The Cedar Valley Derby Divas will also be rolling through town and when they finish the parade they are headed to the beer tent to serve up some fun there. The Pub Brawlers have a pretty busy schedule with there skating and community involvement, we are lucky to have them in our lineup.

We also have a local celebrity of sorts, Bob Hill aka "Hillbilly Bob and Old Ruthie". Hillbilly Bob has traveled all over this country for the last 20 years through 41 states, with his 1929 Model A- Ford "Old Ruthie". Hillbilly Bob will have people rolling with laugh-ter while Old Ruthie shows off some of her tricks. Bob is from rural Dysart where his family has farmed for 161 years.

Miss Sydney, Iowa Rodeo Queen, Hannah Hilsabeck, will be with us also. The Sydney Rodeo is a big deal rodeo and has been around since 1923. They have one of the best facilities in the country and boast 38,000 visitors for their 5 day event, and we honored to have her join us.

We also will have several area business, and groups. A Civil War Band, numerous cars and tractors, and some famous and not so famous characters roaming the streets. I have even heard there has been an Elvis sighting.

And if that doesn't get you to town, the parade will be followed by one of the largest Fireworks displays in the area with some of the effects that have never been done in the state of Iowa.

Be sure to put us on your calendar of things to do that weekend you will not be sorry


Booth Set-Up 3pm

DJ Jeff 4-7pm

Main Street Stage

Chainsaw Carvings 4-8pm

Between Cedar Valley Bank & Trust & LPC Utilities

Beer Tent 4pm-1am

Carnival 5pm-Midnight

Awards Announcement 6pm

Jesse Wasson, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year; Main Street Stage

Parade (rain date Saturday, 11am) 7pm

Featuring flyover by Black Hawk Air, LLC; Sponsored by: Hoppy's PRIMitive & Proper; Jama Runyan & Brook Skramm, CPA; LPC Chamber of Commerce; LPC Funeral Home; LPC Lions Club; Witham Auto

Civil War Artillery Unit Concert 8pm

Corner of Main Street & Tama Road; Sponsored by: Black Hawk Auto Refinishers; LPC Chamber of Commerce; LPC Lions Club

Urban Legend 8pm-Midnight

Main Street Stage

Fireworks (rain date Saturday) Dark

Music by DJ Jeff; LPC Elementary; Sponsored by: Black Hawk Auto Refinishers; Cedar Valley Bank & Trust; Jim Robertson; LPC Telephone Co.; Pipho Family Dentistry

SAT., JUNE 14th

Omelette Breakfast. 7-11am

LPC Golf Club

5k Run/2k Walk 8am

Registration 7am; Union High School Track

Golf Tournament 8am & 1:30pm

LPC Golf Club

Turtle Races 9am

Gazebo; Sponsored by Black Hawk County Conservation Board

Bingo-n-Brunch 9-10am

PnB's Brew Pub

Kayoga 9am-4pm

Kayak/yoga trip on the Cedar River from Gilbertville to LPC; Sponsored by: CrawDaddy Outdoors

Chainsaw Carvings 9am-6pm

Between Cedar Valley Bank & Trust & LPC Utilities

Civil War Artillery Unit & Encampment...9am-9pm

Corner of Main Street & Tama Road; Sponsored by: Black Hawk Auto Refinishers; LPC Chamber of Commerce; LPC Lions Club

Dedication for the Blue Star Marker 10am

Veteran's Memorial Hall

Scoop the Loop for the Loot 10am-2pm

Begin at the Lions Club ticket trailer; Sponsored by: Sam's Club

Wagon Rides on the CV Nature Trail 10am-3pm

1hr rides; Gazebo; Sponsored by: Black Hawk County Conservation Board

Lego Land 10am-3pm

FFA Historical & Ag Museum

Sand Volleyball Tournament 10am-4pm

Registration 9am; Sand volleyball courts on Tama Road

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament 11am

PnB's Brew Pub

Carnival 11am-Midnight

Beer Tent 11am-1am

Cedar Valley Big Band Noon-4pm

Main Street Stage

Magic Show 1pm

Hawkins Memorial Library

"Show-n-Shine" Car Show 1-4pm

Registration 11am; Music by DJ Jeff; City Park

Sing Me To Heaven Duck Race & Raffle 2pm

Chestnut Street next to Kramer's Sausage

Car Cruise 6pm

Chainsaw Carvings Live Auction. .8pm

Between Cedar Valley Bank & Trust & LPC Utilities

Brass Transit Authority 8pm-Midnight

Main Street Stage

Lions Club Raffle 10pm



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