Not sure what to do this weekend? I’ve got one big answer for you: Treynor Days! They have a fun-filled, 3-day weekend planned for you! This is the one big blow-out event for the year in Treynor! You can’t go wrong with a mostly-free festival the last weekend in June in a small town!
The golf course, otherwise known as the Treynor Recreation Area has pulled pork sandwiches from 5 to 9 Friday night, there’s a petting zoo, games, and prizes from 6-8pm along with the Keg Creek Brewery & Vine Street Cellars taste-testing and from 7-11pm, you can catch The Clean and Easy Band complete with a beer garden. Plus, the fireworks start around 10! Who doesn’t love a good fireworks show?
Saturday kicks off with a sand volleyball tournament at 9am at TRA and at 10, there will be carnival games, pony rides, and a silent auction at the community building. Also starting at 10 and running till 3pm, Treynor will be hosting its first ever car show complete with a beer garden just west of the fire station. That’s followed up by the Helicopter Dedication at 10:30 and the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the American Legion at the Veteran’s Plaza. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the helicopter, it’s worth the stop! Impressive from the road, but even more so from close up!
From 11am to 2pm, lunch will be served by the Junior Treynor Women and from 1 to 1:45, they will host the kids and adult cake walk. Silent auction winners will be announced at 1:45. Adult bingo follows from 2 to 3 and free kids’ bingo at the Fire Hall. From 3 to 4, there will be a hydrant party outside Fire Hall sponsored by the Cardinal Core and the weather’s looking perfect for it!
Silos will be hosting an Italian buffet from 5 to 9pm and Cadillac Lemon will be playing till midnight! It’s the perfect vibe to end a warm summer night with food and dancing!
Sunday starts off with pancakes! The Silver Keg Feeders will serve from 8 to 10 at the community center followed by the community church service at 10:30. At noon, the Treynor Days Open Golf Tournament will finish off the weekend.
I really can’t say it enough – small town events make for the best events! Grab your cooler, your sunscreen, your sense of humor, your neighbors, and enjoy! Remember that simply showing up is supporting local!
So there’s a new business in Minden! Did you know? EZ Greenhouse opened in May and just recently had their official grand opening. I went and checked it out earlier this week and it is quite impressive! They have flowers, planters, shrubs, trees, and all the front yard needs.
If you’ve heard of EZ Landscaping, this is just yet another piece of the puzzle as Kevin Zimmerman adds another business to Minden. Kevin, who is also the mayor of Minden, told me it’s been a lot of trial and error, including possibly planting a few more pepper plants than they needed, but if you need peppers, you know where to go!
But from I can see, they are already dialing it in. The place was beautiful and everything looked to be alive and well. If you want to check out their stuff, you can see their work on display at the Avoca Sesquicentennial over the July 4th weekend. They did all the hanging planters for the celebration.
Of course, if you’d rather see what they might have for your back yard, they are open noon to six Monday through Friday and on the weekends, they are open 9-6. Great hours for all your weekend aspirations!
Every new business needs customers! #SupportLocal and have a great weekend!
If you’re like me, you’ve thought about Father’s Day a ton of times, but you haven’t actually done anything about it yet! Oops! Well, no worries, I’ve got you covered. Shop fast. Shop local!
Dads and meat go together (at least in rural Iowa lol)! My first thought is to get him steak! And believe it or not, you can approach that with different methods. Is he a griller? Buy him some local beef at Gress Locker in Hancock or Minden Meat Market and then head to The Bar’N and Grill in Carson for some of their Bar’N Dust rub. He’ll be living the dream! Of course, if he’s more a man of going out than making his own, I can’t help but say you need to grab a gift card from The Pink Poodle in Crescent and they’ll make him some prime rib he won’t forget or a card from The Dew Drop Inn in McClelland for the best burger around! But if he’s more of a jerky man, think Jack Links in Underwood or Jon’s Naturals for some Wagu in McClelland.
And what goes with meat? Beer! Lol. If he’s looking for a good place to find a happy hour, take him to The Station in Hancock, Tailgators in Oakland, The I-80 Sports Lounge in Underwood, The Back 40 in Macedonia, The Exchange Lounge in Avoca, or Silos in Treynor. If he’s a beer sign or beer keg tapper-kind-of-guy, they have every collectable known to God and man in Walnut! Hit The Granary Antique Mall or Plum Krazy (The place even smells like bacon! It doesn’t get more “dad” than that!).
What else makes me think of dads? Golf. My dad is all about cows, but if your dad is more about a good round of cussing and Titlests, pick up a round or two at one of the local golf courses for him to check out. The Treynor Recreation Area, the Oakland-Riverside Golf Course, the Country View Golf & Grille, and Quail Run in Neola all have greens calling his name!
And speaking of greens, maybe your dad is all about his yard! Does he need that new weed eater, leaf blower, or pruners? Head to AgriVision in Macedonia. They have EVERYTHING even the collectable mini tractors and implements so grandpa can have a matching one with his grandson! Looking to go even bigger and win the “best daughter/son” title, they can set you up with a whole new mower, too, at AgriVision or Nelson Outdoor Power in Treynor.
Then again, maybe your dad’s baby is his car. NAPA Auto Parts in Oakland has car washing kits, air fresheners, and every accessory he could want, or just simply buy him some car wash tokens at Riverside Auto Wash in Oakland, The Finish Line Car Wash in Carson, Rock ‘N Suds Car Wash in Treynor, or get the full detailing service at Anderson Auto-Detailing in Shelby.
Or if you simply prefer to give him the gift of your time, why not head to the Walnut Antique Walk this weekend or buy tickets for the Carson Rodeo the first week in August? You won’t be sorry you spent the time. I know I never am.
Happy Father’s Day Weekend!
It’s another big week in Pott. County, and we have lots of event options for you! There’s no way you’ll be bored this weekend!
The festivities kick off Friday with White & Yellow hosting a pop-up in Avoca! Local college student, Jess Wise and her crew will be at The Latest Thing from 11am – 6pm selling their Iowa-friendly products. Get your 712 gear and support proudly! Then head off so you can grab your plants and produce at the Farmer's Market in Oakland!
Also starting Friday night, the Grist Mill Theater in Macedonia will be putting on the show, "Bedtime Stories (As Told by our Dad)(Who Messed Them Up).” It’s a cute comedy with a lot of younger cast members that even your kids will want to see! The show runs through Sunday so you can catch the production that fits your schedule.
Of course, you can’t go to Macedonia without stops at the other great venues. The Painted Camel Art Gallery will be hosting an open house prior to each of the shows and the Stempel Bird Museum and Pioneer Trail Museum will also be open for your perusing. Plus, the Back 40 will be ready to feed you! They just recently added new menu items including some fab homemade onion rings you’ll definitely want to try!
Saturday kicks off with Junkwood in Underwood from 8am to 3pm! Find the perfect upcycled treasures for your house décor or the perfect one-of-kind gift for that wedding you have coming up or for that dad that’s impossible to buy for! With new vendors and inside and outside booths totally almost 100, you will have plenty to pick from! Underwood goes all out for this day, and you won’t want to miss it!
From there, you can move on to Boogie & BBQ in Carson at The Bar’N and Grill from 2-6pm! I mean, how can you go wrong with an event titled that??? Summer, music, the sun, drinks, and smoked meats – yes please! They’ll have you all warmed up for heading on the Dreamland Theatre to catch a movie or onto a performance at the Grist Mill in ‘Donia!
If you’d prefer something a little more educational, the speaker series featuring Doug Ladd will be happening in Crescent. His topic for the day, “Prairies, People, and Place.” Catch him at 4pm at the Hitchcock Nature Center and before, or after, you can hit the trails for a hike. Everything is in bloom right now, and you can’t beat the view!
However, if you’re more of an eater than an exerciser (lol), head over to Silo’s in Treynor for their Prime Rib Saturday Night! Um, there are few things I love more than prime rib! And I hear Silo’s won’t disappoint!
Sunday brings more good options! Have that good old-fashioned, downhome-cooked meal at the DCC Chicken Dinner in Macedonia at the DeWitt building from 11am to 1pm. We’re talking just the way grandma made it!
And talk about fun! They follow up lunch with the Rubber Ducky Race on the Nishna Botna River at 1pm! How cool and fun is that? Kid or not, you can’t help but love watching the ducks float!
Of course, your other option is to check out the newest wedding/corporate event venue in Pott. Co! The Palace Event Center, just outside of Treynor, will be hosting their first-ever open house at 1pm.
See. There’s tons to pick from! And if I missed something, let me know!