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Sibley's 'Good Ole Summertime' this weekend

SIBLEY, Iowa -- So far, it hasn't felt much like summertime due to the unseasonably cool weather, but the community of Sibley hopes to change that this weekend. Sibley's Good Ole Summertime will kick off on Saturday, a week earlier than in recent years.

"Sheldon has its Risefest the following weekend, and they've got one of the guys from 'Duck Dynasty' coming," explained Sibley Chamber Director Sheryl Peters, referring to a popular reality TV show, "so we decided to change it to this weekend."

In addition to the date, there are a couple of other changes and additions to the festival calendar, Peters noted. The parade, which previously had been later in the afternoon, will head down Sibley's main drag at 2 p.m. They've also added a pedal tractor pull for the youngsters and a tractor show for the oldsters, both after the parade.

"We're just wanting some of the guys with those neat tractors to come and show them off for us," said Peters.

Registration forms for the tractor show are available at the Chamber office, but Peters encourages anyone with show-worthy machinery to just show up on Saturday. For more information, phone (712) 754-3212.

The full schedule of events is as follows:


9 to 11:30 a.m., Fish Iowa, open to ages 7-14, Sibley Pits

10 a.m., disc golf tournament, disc golf field

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., quilt show and ice cream social, UCC Congregational Church

11 a.m., poker run registration

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., food stands, city parking lot

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., benefit fundraiser by WeCare for Levi Jansma

12:30 to 4 p.m., root beer floats served by St. Andrew's youths, front of the library

12:30 p.m., parade lineup begins, 10th Street and 11th Avenue

2 p.m., parade

3 (following parade) to 5 p.m., tractor show, Main Street

Following parade, Golf Ball Races, Main Street

4 to 6 p.m., pedal tractor pull for boys and girls ages 4-11, city parking lot

1 to 4:30 p.m., Poker Run

3 to 5 p.m., Sibley Fire & Rescue open house, with kids water fights and fire truck rides, Sibley Fire Hall

6 to 8 p.m., Cruise In, open to any and all muscle cars, bikes, trikes and tractors, with musical entertainment by Lennis Harberts, The Beach House

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Karaoke, Alley 7


8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., pancake breakfast, sponsored by Sibley Fire & Rescue

2 p.m., Bicycle Blessing, Central Park; Motorcycle Blessing, Presbyterian church

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., McCallum Museum open