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Area Events 


Rathbun Country Music Theater
April -October
Saturday Evenings, 8 p.m., One Mile North of the Rathbun Dam
Iowa’s longest running country music show features family style entertainment. Shows feature house band with comedian and weekly guests. Admission $8 adults, Children 5 thru 11 $3. For more information www.nemr.net/~wdickers/index.html. 660-344-2310.

Night Sky Opry
First Saturday of each month April through December, except July and September. July and September are second Saturday.
7 p.m. showtime, Simon Estes Auditorium, Centerville
Admission $10. Branson style county music entertainment. Shows include special guests and comedy. Where the County Music Stars in Iowa Shine! For more information www.nightskyopry.com. 641-799-9129.

Coal Mining In Southern Iowa-A HistoryMatters! event

Fun Nite and Farmer’s Market
Every Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., Moravia Square.
Free entertainment, food and crafts.

Friday Trolley Tours
Every Friday at 1:30 p.m., Leaving from The Continental Hotel
Friday Trolley Tours travel to historic and scenic locations throughout the county and including Courthouse Square District, Mansions on Drake Avenue, the Levee and Historic Churches. Narrative excursion is sponsored by Historic Preservation Corporation. Cost is $2.

Firemen’s Carnival

Isak Walton Walleye Tournament

Crappie Masters Team Tournament Trail
May or June, Rathbun Lake
Fishing tournament.
For more information, visit crappiemasters.net

Heritage Days
Enjoy trolley tours of historic sites on Friday, explore the seedier side of Appanoose County’s past on Saturday at the Old County Jail and help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of First United Methodist Church on Sunday. Presented by the Appanoose County Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Corp.

Centerville Farmer’s Market
Every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.,
Historic Courthouse Square District.
The Farmer’s Markets specialize in fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, ethnic foods. Weekly entertainment.

Municipal Band Concerts
7:00 p.m., Historic Courthouse Square District
90-minute concert featuring local musicians and a weekly theme. Free.

Ritz Family Theater
Simon Estes Auditorium
For tickets and more information, call 641-437-4242.

Appanoose County Train Rides
Departure times 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.. on Sunday. Moravia Wabash Depot.
Travel the historic Wabash Line on a 90-minute excursion in an open-air passenger car.  Reservations recommended 800-611-3800.

Children’s Theater and Fine Arts Festival
Historic Courthouse District This regional event features children performing dance, choral and instrumental music and more than 200 exhibits of children’s art on display. Children also participate in completing crafts such as kite building, origami, jewelry making and others. The afternoon is concluded with the Missoula Children’s Theater Production of “Robin Hood” at the Simon Estes Auditorium.

Appanoose County Fair
Fairgrounds, Centerville
Exhibits, daily entertainment including music, rodeo, demolition derby.

SummerSplash and Rathbun Lake  Anniversary Celebration
Site to be Determined for 2015
Rathbun Lake’s premiere concert event. Bands, food, softball, volleyball, car show, RV show. Admission $ Under 6 free.

Ridiculous Days
City-wide clearance sidewalk sales. Stores open early Date to be Announced.

Moravia Fall Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Entertainment, carnival rides, parade.

Moulton Jamboree
Entertainment, carnival rides, parade.

Pancake Day
Historic Courthouse District, Centerville
One of the state’s largest parades with hundreds of entries, including marching bands, floats, horses and other unique entries. Day-long entertainment including country music artist Trent Wilman. Food, kids activities and FREE pancakes. Free admission.

Third Annual Haunted History Tour—A History Matters! event

6:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery
Take a walking tour through the cemetery along a luminary lit pathway to visit the graves of a few of our country’s most interesting people. Re-en-actors will re-tell the tales of these personalities of the past. Presented by the Appanoose County Historical Society.

Holiday Sampler Open House

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Retail Stores, Centerville
A truly-unique holiday adventure. Sample holiday treats at area merchants and collect the treasured recipes. Browse through the many specialty shops for perfect holiday gifts.

Holiday Stroll and Live Nativity Pageant

4:30-8 p.m.
Live window scenes from 5 to 7 p.m. Followed by a reenactment of the birth Christ featuring live animals, a choir of angels and children’s choir.

Courthouse Art Show
 Appanoose County Courthouse
Artwork by local adult and student artists can be viewed in the beautifully decorated Courthouse. Paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography will all be on display. Carols are led by the local barbershop quartet and refreshments are provided.













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