Discover and join in on the many events here in Rock Rapids.
Our community is home to the Farm and Home Show each March, where attendees enjoy free food and see what area merchants have to offer. Take a stroll through our local Farmers Market, which runs from June to October and features fresh local produce and home-baked goods. Our city celebration, Heritage Days, is held the third weekend of every June and is a destination for the entire family. The Lyon County Fair is held in July, and is popularly known as the “best four days of summer.” In winter months, there are activities to enjoy with holiday shopping and more.
Explore our events and plan to participate in the joy of community with neighbors and friends.
Our annual citywide celebration began in 1981 as a two-day event. Activities in Island Park included horseshoe pitching, canoe races, and a flea market.
Today, the events begin mid-week with a taco supper, “Thanks with Franks” hot dog supper, waffle breakfast, parade, street dance, & numerous activities in Island Park. Various events throughout the week include a road race, all-school reunion, car show, inflatable’s, downtown business sales & a burn out contest. The festivities wrap up on Sunday with an outdoor community wide church service. read more
Lyon County Fair
Rock Rapids Farmers Market
The Rock Rapids Farmers Market is filled with an array of sights, smells and produce every Monday from 4-7 pm early June through late October. Vendors, located in the green space directly behind Sunshine Foods, offer a variety of products from homemade breads, pies, honey & fresh-from-the-field fruits & vegetables. read more
Rock Rapids Farm & Home Show
Rock Rapids Farm & Home Show is held every March in hopes that Spring just around the corner! There are approximately 40 vendors showcase all kinds of new ideas, products & services. Admission is free & Sunshine Foods provides free food all day. The Chamber gives away $400 in gift certificates. The show runs from 2-8 pm at the Forster Community Center at 404 1st Ave.