JUNE 9 - 11

Bag Toss

2017 AMERICAN GOTHIC DAYS

Cardboard Boat Races

Allan McKeever Memorial Chicken BBQ

Calendar of Events

Friday June 9th

  • 5:00               SUPPER IN THE PARK
  • 7:00-11:00   STREET DANCE- Suckerpunch
  • 7:30               “Little Shop of Horrors”- McHaffey Opera House

Saturday June 10th

  • 7:00               BREAKFAST- Eldon United Methodist Church
  • 7:30               5K RUN/WALK- Registration starts at 6:45- American Gothic House Center
  • 9:00              Used Book Sale – Carnegie Library
  • 10:00            PARADE
  • 10:00            American Gothic Art Contest – AGH Visitor Center
  • 11:30-1:00   ALLAN MCKEEVER MEMORIAL CHICKEN BBQ- KD Center
  • 12:00            KIDS GAMES – KD
  • 2:00              “Little Shop of Horrors”- McHaffey Opera House
  • 3:00              CARDBOARD BOAT RACES- Wapello County Fairgrounds Lagoon

Sunday June 11th

  • 7:00-11:00  BREAKFAST- Eldon Fire Station
  • 12:00           MUD Volleyball
  • 1:00             American Gothic Art Contest – AGH Vistors Center
  • 1:00             BAG TOSS TOURNAMENT- KD Park
  • 2:00              “Little Shop of Horrors”- McHaffey Opera House

 American Gothic Days

Sponsored by Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon

June 9th, 10th, 11th

You are invited to attend the one and only American Gothic Days!  This long-standing Eldon, Iowa festival is named after the famous house located in town which is the backdrop of Grant Wood’s painting “American Gothic”.  Three days of events are guaranteed to entertain visitors of all ages.  Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind festival and make plans to enjoy the 2017 American Gothic Days!

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 Little Shop of Horrors


Presented by American Gothic Performing Arts Festival. To be performed at the McHaffey Opera House

Performance Schedule:

Friday June 9th- 7:30

Saturday June 10th- 2:00

Sunday June 11th- 2:00

For more info or for tickets please  CLICK HERE

5K Run/Walk

Saturday June 10th- 7:30 AM (Registration 6:45)5K Run Walk

All ages welcome (16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Challenge yourself on the annual American Gothic 5K Walk/Run!  The route goes through Eldon, along the Des Moines River, taking the trail through the park, and traveling up one final hill to the famous American Gothic House. Awards for top finishers!  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Cardboard Boat Races

 Saturday June 10th- 3:00 Wapello County Fairgrounds Lagoon

Contact Shelley White for registration info. 641-938-2653 Cardboard Boat Races

Bag Toss Tournament

Sunday June 11th- 1:00.   KD Center

Registration: $20/team of 2.  100% payout!  Contact Aaron Cloke 641-799-1103 to register or for more info.

Click here to go the Facebook event page

Area Attractions Hours of Operation

 McHaffey Opera House

Saturday 8:00-4:00  /    Sunday 1:00-4:00  TOURS AVAILABLE BOTH DAYS

American Gothic House Center

Friday 10:00-5:00    /    Saturday 7:30-5:00   /    Sunday 1:00-4:00 Art Contest entries on display Saturday & Sunday

Rock Island Depot

Friday 12:00 – 9:00  /   Saturday 8:00-9:00   /    Sunday Closed  TOURS AND TRAIN RIDES BOTH DAYS