Editorial: Small towns want you to visit

Published 8:51 am Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Go to the festivals in the small towns around region. They are a happy slice of Americana and provide a festive-yet-relaxed atmosphere that is as comfortable as your favorite T-shirt.

Moreover, the people who organize and hold the festivals have put a good amount of time and effort to making their town shine. A lot of pride is on the line. We salute the organizers for getting things rolling and the volunteers for all their hard work.

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Glenville Days was last weekend, kicking off the season of small town festivals. Here are some coming festivals within a reasonable driving distance:

• Worth County Fair, Northwood, Iowa: June 13-17

• Morin Lake Days, Alden: June 15-17

• Kiester Days: June 21-24

• Borderfest, Emmons: June 29-30

• Fourth of July Celebration, Northwood: July 4-8

• Fourth of July Celebration, Bricelyn: July 6-8

• Hayward Days: July 6-8

• Farm & City Days, New Richland: July 6-8

• July Jubilee, Lake Mills, Iowa: July 13-14

• Ellendale Days: July 19-22

• Freeborn Days: July 21

• Kernel Days, Wells: Aug. 15-19

• Harvest Festival, Hollandale: Sept. 8

Select your favorites and mark them on your calendar. You won’t be disappointed.