JUNE 9 - 11

Bag Toss

2017 AMERICAN GOTHIC DAYS

Cardboard Boat Races

Allan McKeever Memorial Chicken BBQ

Calendar of Events

Friday June 8th

  • 5:00               SUPPER IN THE PARK
  • 8:00-11:00   STREET DANCE- Toast
  • 7:00-9:00    Mchaffey Opera House Presents Grammy Nomminee Tom Wurth

Saturday June 9th

  • 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              Bullfrog races at the Wapello County Fairgrounds 
  • 3:00              CARDBOARD BOAT RACES- Wapello County Fairgrounds Lagoon
  • 6:00              Gothic Gala at the American Gothic House

Sunday June 10th

  • 7:00-11:00  BREAKFAST- Eldon Fire Station
  • 11:00           MUD Volleyball
  • 1:00             American Gothic Art Contest – AGH Vistors Center
  • 1:00             Gothic Scoop Ice Cream Social with live music at the American Gothic House

 American Gothic Days

Sponsored by Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon

June 8th, 9th, 10th

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!

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

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