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Sanborn’s Railroad Days begin Friday

SANBORN, Iowa — The community of Sanborn will celebrate its 18th annual Railroad Days Celebration. The fun rolls into town starting Friday with three days of activities. 

The schedule of events includes:


9 a.m.: Antique tractor ride

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sanborn Preservation flea market

11 a.m. to 5 p.m./6:30 to 9 p.m.: Free swim at Sanborn Aquatic Center

Noon to 4 p.m.: Vander Haag’s Truck Museum

5 to 7 p.m.: Supper in the Park

5:30 p.m.: Four-person best ball golf tournament

7 p.m.: Brown’s Quartet

Dusk: Movie in the park featuring “The Lego Movie”

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Pinnacle Productions Karaoke at Rails


6 to 10 a.m.: Mason’s pancake breakfast; Methodist church bake sale

8 a.m.: 5K Splatter run

9 a.m. to Noon: Sanborn Preservation flea market

10 a.m.: Golf ball roll

10 a.m.-to afternoon: Van Ess Dairy — Purple Cow trailer

10:30 a.m.: Parade “Honoring Our Everyday Heroes”

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Independent area vendor market

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: MI’ONO Club lunch stand

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:Sanborn Fire Department lunch stand

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: O’Brien County Cattleman/Sanborn Public Library lunch stand

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Funnel cake stand

Noon to 4 p.m.: Bounce Around inflatables; Vander Haag’s Truck Museum; Jones’ Dairy petting zoo; Corn Box treasure hunt

1 to 3 p.m.: Pockets of Fun puppeteer

1 to 4 p.m.: Bean bag contest

1 to 5 p.m.: Free swim at Sanborn Aquatic Center

2 to 4 p.m.: Tractor and wagon rides

4 p.m.: Kids’ pedal pull

9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Firemen’s street dance featuring The Fishheads

Midnight to 2 a.m.: Omelet breakfast


10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Omelet breakfast

10 a.m.: Sanborn disc golf tournament