Rathbun Country Music Theater
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.
Coal Mining In Southern Iowa-A HistoryMatters!
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.
Isak Walton Walleye
Crappie Masters Team Tournament Trail
May or June, Rathbun Lake
For more information, visit crappiemasters.net
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
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.
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
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
Exhibits, daily entertainment including music, rodeo, demolition
SummerSplash and Rathbun Lake Anniversary
Site to be Determined for 2010
Rathbun Lake’s premiere concert event. Bands, food, softball,
volleyball, car show, RV show. Admission $ Under 6 free.
City-wide clearance sidewalk sales. Stores open early Date to be Announced.
Moravia Fall Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Entertainment, carnival rides, parade.
Entertainment, carnival rides, parade.
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!
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
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
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
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.