Arts activities for children, lively musical entertainment, great outdoor food, and long-time festival traditions are all a part of the fun. All events will be held on the lawns of the Museum and the adjacent Mason City Public Library at 303 2nd Street SE in Mason City and are open to the public.
The Outdoor Art Market will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with many fine artists and crafts persons. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet amazingly talented artists, buy local & support art!
The day will begin with the Mayor and City Council’s Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m. This free breakfast is one of the most popular parts of the festival! Starting at 11 a.m. the Museum will sell food for festival goers to purchase. Proceeds of the food sales benefit the festival and Museum programming.
Children’s activities will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are free or a small fee. A variety of crafts will be available for different age groups, with volunteers on hand to assist.
More than 200 area citizens are recruited to volunteer during Festival. If you are interested in volunteering during part of this event in 2018, contact the Museum at 641-421-3666.
Principal, Cerro Gordo County Association of Independent Insurance Agents (1st Insurance Services; Edwards-Brandt & Associates; Ermer Insurance; First Gabrielson Insurance; Haines Insurance; Jaspersen Insurance), Iowa Arts Council (via operation grant), Accord Architecture, Blazek Electric, Michael & Karen Byrne, Central Park Dentistry, Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Country Meadow Place, Dental Center of North Iowa, The Electricians, Farmers State Bank, First Citizens Bank, Golden Grain Energy LLC, Good Shepherd, Hank’s Plumbing, Inc., Hearing Associates PC, Dr. Paul & Barbara MacGregor, Kristy Marquis – State Farm, Metalcraft, Mint Springs Dentistry, North Iowa Community Credit Union, North Iowa Eye Clinic, North Iowa Golf, North Iowa Oral Surgery, North Iowa Periodontics, NSB Bank, Pamela Little, Inc., Rhonda Paulsen-Thrivent, Raymond James Associates, Router 12 Networks LLC, Schupick & Associates, Tierney Properties, Patricia Tomson, & the Generous People of North Iowa!