MAY 25 - 28  + 2018 FESTIVAL LINE UP + FRIDAY MAY 25TH ﷯ 10am- 12pm Bird- Nature Alive A nature themed morning at the Iowa Arboretum! Family-friendly guided tour (10 am & 10:45 am). Kids can enjoy a reading of Riki’s Birdhouse, create their own bird-feeder & finish with a yummy treat of dirt-and-worms (10am & 10:45am). Free event. Iowa Arboretum- 1875 Peach Ave., Madrid 12pm 2nd Annual Diddy Pole Fishing Tourney ﷯Get your poles ready for those big cat fish at the only diddy pole fishing tournaments in Iowa! REGISTRATION OPEN NOW- official rules + registration can be found in the registration link (waivers will be emailed & must be signed/ returned by every participant before team is confirmed.)Diddy Pole Fishing Tourney Boat Ramp- DSM River in Boone, IA 
Info, rules & registration here Dillion Hilsabeck 1pm- 3pm Outdoor Craft & Story Time hosted by Ericson Public Library Join us outside for a story and fun crafts about the great outdoors in the great outdoors! Ericson Public Library- l702 Greene St., Boone 3pm Guided Hikes hosted by Ledges & Boone County Conservation. Kid- friendly! Friday’s guided hike is about GPS- guided Geocaching at Ledges State Park. Meet at Flood Pole Parking Lot in Lower Ledges 5pm ﷯ Official BRVF Kick Off Party Join your coworkers, friends and neighbors again this year at the Boone Valley Brewery to celebrate the official opening to the 2nd Annual Boone IA River Valley Festival! Taste the *NEW* exclusive BRVF Brew! Boone Valley Brewery- located at 816 7th St., Boone Live Music: Tyler Richton & High Bank Boys Food Trucks! Chris Hanson 5:30pm Family Fun Run Join us! $20 per family- Each participant receives a ticket for a free beer or free Tropical Sno treat! Start & end near the Kick-Off Party! SATURDAY MAY 26TH ﷯ 9am- 10am I-spy Hunt Kids of all ages- join us for a nature scavenger hunt! $10 entrance fee per family- Prizes for those who complete the challenge! Hosted by the Boone County Family YMCA Meet at at McHose Park/ beginning at the municipal pool Prize drawings 9am Morning session: Guided Hikes hosted by Ledges & Boone County Conservation. Kid Friendly! Hikes available for all ages and capabilities. Explore the crown jewel of Boone County! Meet at Flood Pole Parking Lot in Lower Ledges 9am First Annual BRVF Bags Tournament Cornhole with the best of them! $20 entrance fee for 2 person teams- Prizes for the winners! Thank you to KD Game Room Supply for sponsoring this first year’s event! Meet up behind the Livery Deli 806 7th St, Boone 1pm Fishing Tournament Weigh- In Located at New 30 Boat ramp Live awards ceremony between acts at the concert event! Don’t forget to buy your tickets. 3pm Afternoon session: Guided Hikes hosted by Ledges & Boone County Conservation. Kid Friendly! Hikes available for all ages and capabilities. Explore the crown jewel of Boone County! Meet at Flood Pole Parking Lot in Lower Ledges 4pm Gates open! ROCK OUT to amazing COUNTRY! LIVE ON STAGE Three National Acts: Legendary artist John Michael Montgomery breakout group High Valley, and the hit-making duo, LOCASH! Special guest, Tyler Richton & the High Bank Boys Boone County Fairgrounds- located at 1601 Industrial Park Rd., Boone TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Food trucks! ﷯LOCASH is the Country hit- making duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust. With a sound that fuses modern Country and heartland Rock with an edgy vocal blend, these guys are “one of Nashville’s hardest-working acts” (Rolling Stone) whose live show “has consistently been among the most energetic and entertaining in the country music genre” (Billboard). With 2 albums & 8 charting singles, LOCASH broke out in ‘15 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life," & their #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their 1st trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts & ‘17’s anthem “Ring On Every Finger.” All three singles were part of the album THE FIGHTERS, released to Top 15 success. In ‘17, they earned their first round of awards: nominated at ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), & the upcoming CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year! ﷯High Valley From growing up far from Music City, Brothers, Brad and Curtis Rempel’s love for simple, classic country, allows High Valley’s music to feel simultaneously fresh and timeless. Since the band has been selected for “Ones to Watch” recognition by Rolling Stone Country, Spotify, Pandora, CMT and Taste of Country, they’ve scored six Top 10s, three Gold certifications, played to 15,000 seat arenas opening for Shania Twain, had more than 43 million song streams worldwide – including 22 million for first single “Make You Mine”, and earned multiple awards show wins – including Canadian CMA Group of the Year. Now with their major label debut, a fall tour with Martina McBride and a headlining U.K. trek on the way, it’s true that High Valley inhabit a much different world today than the one they were raised in, but some things remain the same, and that is the central theme of one of the album’s most powerful tracks, the hard-charging backroad rocker, “I Ain’t Changin’, to bring positive, authentic passion and energy back to the country landscape. ﷯ John Michael Montgomery since the days when "Life's A Dance" turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this Kentucky-born artist! ﷯Special guest, regional favorite and winner of 92.5's NashNext- Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys! Don't wait- get your tickets NOW! Sunday MAY 27Th﷯ 8:45am Community Church & Pancake Feed Come together for a community- wide service along with yummy pancakes! Multiple churches are involved and all are welcome! Best part- it’s free! Pancakes from 8:45- 9:45, service to follow; Goeppinger Field at the Boone High School 10am - 4pm Arts in the Park Hand Crafted Art, Live Music from the IRRMA Hall of Fame, Kid’s Corner, Food Trucks, Vintage & Antique, The Market- homemade treats, homegrown produce, plants & prepared foods. Located at McHose Park/ Main Shelter - parking at Municipal Pool (only pedestrian traffic allowed in Arts) 3pm- 4pm Outdoor Photography Class This is a hands-on workshop! Please bring your camera and notebook and be ready to shoot! Meet at the (old) Ice Skate Pond/ Shelter house 5pm Block Party & Family Ride on the High Trestle Trail Live music and food truck along with a beautiful ride along the Des Moines River w/ the whole family; $30 for dinner, t-shirt, raffle drawings included ($10 kids) Flat Tire Lounge- 304 S Madison St., Madrid MONday MAY 28Th 2pm IMCA Late Models presented by BRVF at the Boone Speedway The IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models will be accompanied by IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Stock Cars. 50/50 raffle to benefit the Boone County Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign


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