Annual Events

Adel has great festivals and community events year round!

Adel Sweet Corn Festival - August 8th & 9th, 2014

Join us Friday night for corn shucking, the official start of this 30 year Adel tradition. Saturday morning take in the largest parade in Dallas County before enjoying your share of over 7 tons of free sweet corn, performances by local entertainers, and one of a kind craft and food vendors. Then dance the night away at the Community Street Dance and Beer Garden.

Sweet Corn Festival 5K - August 9th, 2014

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets in Adel along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators. It is exciting to watch the streets come alive as the community celebrates a small town Iowa festival.

Iowa Clay Festival - May 10th, 2014

Iowa Wine and Iowa Pottery, a perfect combination! This annual event takes place at the Penoach Vineyard and Winery featuring the handcrafted pottery of great Iowa artists and American potters.

Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show - June 14th, 2014

Sponsored by Adel Quilting and Dry Goods, The name is a spin off of a very large and famous annual outdoor quilt show in Sister’s Oregon. Quilts are hung around the quilt shop yard, between trees, and everywhere that is open.  In connection with the show, they also have their annual sale of quilts and other sewn items.

Annual Dallas County Sheriff's Special Olympics All-Wheel Show - June 7th, 2014

Hosted on Adel's Historic Downtown District and famous brick streets, showcasing more than 100 restored classic cars, vendors and live music.

All Iowa Wine Festival - June 21st, 2014

Enjoy the beauty of an Adel summer night while sampling wine from local wineries and listen to great live music at central Iowa’s premiere wine event.

Dallas County Fair - July 9th thru 13th, 2014

Take in six days of Grand Stand shows, livestock exhibits, rodeo events, live concerts, race events and more during this entertaining week! Various fair buildings are available to rent year round and serve many purposes. Contact the Dallas County Fair Grounds to find out more.

Holiday Open House - December 5th, 2014

An Adel tradition for over 18 years, the winter night is warmed by this show of Burls and Ives heritage charm. Visit Adel's businesses, sample and collect recipes, and see Santa. Enjoy the beautiful window displays and Lighted Parade.