Annual Events

Adel has great festivals and community events year round!

Free Friday Entertainment Series – 2017

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the schedule for the 2015 Free Friday Concern Series. The events are scheduled on the third or fourth Friday of each month starting in May and continuing through August.  View 2017 Schedule.

Adel Chocolate Walk – May 13th, 2017

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 – 2017

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. Summer Schedule.

Iowa Clay Festival – May 13th & 14th, 2017

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 – June 17th, 2017

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 3rd, 2017

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 – July 12th -16th, 2017

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 – August 11th & 12th, 2017

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 – August 12th, 2017

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 – TBA

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. Enjoy the beautiful window displays and don’t forget to visit Santa.