Annual Events

Adel has great festivals and community events year round!

Adel Chocolate Walk – TBA

Peruse the shops of Adel and pick up a chocolate sample and recipe. Enter drawings at each business to win prizes. This event is designed to spend a fun day out with a friend.

Penoach Winery Summer Concerts – TBA

Adel’s Penoach Winery, located just North of Adel invites you to a relaxing evening at the Vineyard as you listen to live music and unwind with your favorite glass of Iowa wine.

Iowa Clay Festival – TBA

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. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Little Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show – TBA

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 – TBA

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

Dallas County Fair – TBA

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.

Adel Sweet Corn Festival – TBA

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. Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

Sweet Corn Festival 5K – TBA

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. Sweet Corn Festival 5K

Adel Community Thanksgiving Dinner – November 23rd, 2017

This dinner is free to the public and everyone is welcome to participate whether you are alone or just want to spend more time with yor family instead of cooking. No reservations are required. Donations will be happily accepted!

Holiday Open House – December 1st, 2017

An Adel tradition. Sip & Sample Adel is our holiday kick-off event. It is scheduled for the first Friday in December. Stop by Chamber businesses to sip & sample treats and learn more about each business.