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Farmer Appreciation Days begin Friday

LAKE PARK, Iowa — The 30th annual Farmer Appreciation Days celebration in Lake Park begins Friday evening with a golf fun night at Silver Lake Country Club. 

On Saturday the festival features a parade, swim day, watermelon feed and more. The three-day event offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family.

Here’s a full schedule:


5 p.m.: Golf Fun Night at Silver Lake Country Club.


8 a.m.: Emersombiguns For the Cure 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk

8 a.m.: Cribbage Tournament at Gunderson’s

9 a.m.: Craft Fair at the Lake Park Community Center

10 a.m.: Free Watermelon Feed

10:30 a.m.: Parade with Grand Marshals Gerald Zahren and Arlen Voss

Noon-4:30 p.m.:Inflatables for the Kids at City Park

Noon: Free Kiddie Train Rides around City Park

Noon: Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

1-5 p.m.: Free Family Swim Day at Lake Park Pool

1 p.m.: Creative Spirits in the City Park

1 p.m.: Bovine Bingo in the City Park

3 p.m.: Lucky Duck Draw

5 p.m.-1 a.m.: Beer Garden Opens in front of Lake Park Auto Repair on Ave A West

9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Street Dance featuring 80HD outside of Johnny’s Pub

11 p.m.-4 a.m. Breakfast Buffet at Cap’n Ken’s; portion of sales goes to Lake Park EMT Squad


8:30 a.m.: RALPH Ride, United Methodist Church parking lot

1 p.m.: Sixth Annual Farmers Appreciation Tractor Ride

3 p.m.: Lake Park Fireman’s Cruise In and Supper

5 p.m.: Lake Park Fireman’s Cruise In and Supper at City Park

5 p.m.: Lake Park Fireman’s Bovine Bingo Raffle Winner