Puckerbrush Days starts Thursday in Forest City

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, July 17, 2013

By Quinn Andersen, staff intern

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Puckerbrush Days are here. Celebrations kick off Thursday morning with biscuits, sausage and country gravy and continue throughout the weekend ending with a performance of the “Murder on 11th Street” at the Salveson Hall Ballroom.

The Boy Scouts will have a snack shack open on the courthouse lawn Thursday, Friday and Saturday. HP Steel Wheel Cafe will host a breakfast Thursday and Friday, then the American Legion will have a pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Sunday there will be a flight breakfast at the municipal airport.

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There’s a kids parade Friday and the Rootin’ Tootin’ West parade Saturday. The Mt. Valley Winery will host two live bands, Flashback on Friday and Five Friends on Saturday. The crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Puckerbrush will occur on Friday, and the Tot Trot will be Saturday morning.

“Murder on 11th Street” will be performed Saturday and Sunday at Salveson Hall Ballroom. There will be fireworks Saturday night and many other festivities.


Schedule of events


7-11 a.m.: Biscuits, sausage and country gravy at HP Steel Wheel Cafe

5-7 p.m.: Baked potato bar TSB community room

5-9 p.m.: After hours craft fair

5-7 p.m.: Color Guard brat and burger feed on Clark Street

5 p.m.-close: Boy Scout snack shack on the courthouse lawn

8-11 p.m.: Middle school pool party w/DJ at Forest City Aquatic Center



7-11 a.m.: Pancakes or waffles at HP Steel Wheel Cafe

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Salad luncheon at ILC

5-7 p.m.: Lions corn and pork feed on South Clark Street

5-6:30 p.m.: Free watermelon on the courthouse lawn

5 p.m.-close: Boy Scout snack shack on the courthouse lawn

5-7 p.m.: Ice cream social on the courthouse lawn

5-7 p.m.: Pre-register for 5k/1k/Tot Trot at Salveson

5:15 p.m.: Flag disposal ceremony on South Clark Street

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Bounce houses on the courthouse lawn

5:45 p.m.: Crowning Little Mr. and Mrs. Puckerbrush on South Clark Street

6 p.m.: Kids parade lineup at ILC parking lot

6 p.m.: Pee Wee baseball at Pammel Park

7-8 p.m.: Battle of Business on South Clark Street

9 p.m.-midnight: Flashback band at Salveson Hall Porch



6:30 a.m.: Registration for 5k/1k/Tot Trot on South Sixth Street

7:30 a.m.: 5k starts on South 6th Street

8:30 a.m.: 1k/Tot Trot starts on South Sixth Street

7-10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at the American Legion

7:30-9:30 a.m.: Fishing contest at Pammel Park

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Craft show on the courthouse lawn

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Walking tacos on the courthouse lawn

9 a.m.: Pee Wee baseball tournament at Pammel Park

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Boy scout snack shack on the courthouse lawn

10 a.m.: Parade, lineup on John K Hanson Drive

After the parade: Rotary BBQ Chicken on J Street

After the parade until 4 p.m.: 3M NASCAR Car on Clark Street

After the parade until 3 p.m.: Emergency vehicle show

After the parade: Monster truck rides, $5 per person on South Clark Street

11 a.m.: Bounce house on courthouse lawn

11:30 a.m.: Registration for Kid Power Pedal Pulls on Clark Street

Noon: Start Kid Power Pedal Pulls

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sheltered Reality performance on the courthouse lawn

Noon: Pie and ice cream at the Methodist Church

1 p.m.: Bean bag toss tournament on the Waldorf College lawn

1-3 p.m.: Waterball competition on South Sixth Street

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Hanson Family Entertainment in courthouse square

1-5 p.m.: Mt. Valley Winery opens at 20306 340th St.

3-5:30 p.m.: Five Friends band at Mt. Valley Winery

2 p.m.: “Murder on 11th Street” performance at Salveson Hall Ballroom

6:30 p.m.: Go-cart racing at Southtown Speedway

9-9:45 p.m.: Municipal band at Pammel Park

9:50 p.m.: Fireworks at Pammel Park



7 a.m.-noon: Flight breakfast at the municipal airport

9 a.m.: Pee Wee baseball tournament at Pammel Park

9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Heritage festival at Heritage Park

1-4 p.m.: Tours at the Mansion Museum

1-5 p.m.: Mt. Valley Winery open at 20306 340th St.

3 p.m.: Variety show, $5 per person FCHS auditorium

After the show: Fine Arts Patrons Pork Feed $6 per person in FCHS cafeteria

7 p.m.: “Murder on 11th Street” at Salveson Hall Ballroom