Annual Events

Adel has great festivals and community events year round!

Adel Sweet Corn Festival

Join us Friday night for corn shucking, the official start of this 33 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.

Atherton House Spring Kiln Opening

This 12 year tradition takes place in the Atherton House Gardens featuring the handcrafted pottery of great Iowa artists and American potters. The 2011 Spring Kiln Opening is scheduled for May 5th-8th!

Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show

A nine year tradition, this festival weekend is sponosored by Adel Quilting and Dry Goods presents the finest in local artisan craftsmanship. Find out more about the 2011 Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show June 17th & 18th!

The Brick Street Classic Car Show

Hosted on Adel's Historic Downtown District and famous brick streets, the Brick Street Car Classic showcases more than 100 restored classic cars, vendors and live music.

All Iowa Wine Festival

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. This year's event takes place June 17th & 18th!

Dallas County Fair

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

An Adel tradition for 16 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. The 2010 Holiday Open House is Friday, December 3rd.

The Adel Holiday Home Tour

Sponsored by the Adel Historical Museum, this tour of historic homes has raised awareness of our charming, hometown features and appreciation for our community. The 2010 Holiday Home Tour is Sunday, December 5th.