Upcoming Events

at Heritage Park

Featured event:
Steam Threshing Festival
August 4 – August 6

Schedule of Events

Daily Schedule Friday through Sunday

9 A.M.-4 P.M.

Buildings and grounds open

Vendor show open

Trolley rides

Iowa Cornbelt show book photos

9:30 A.M.

Plowing with prairie tractors

10 A.M.

Scale model demonstrations

Log sawing with prairie tractors

10:30 P.M.

Larger flywheel engines startup

11 A.M.

Threshing with prairie tractors

Log sawing with steam engines

11:30 A.M.

Corn shelling with steam engines

Corn shredding with steam engines

12:30 P.M.

Parade of Power

1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Kids ride merry-go-round

1:30 P.M.

Plowing with steam tractors

Steam log sawing

Large flywheel engines startup

Scale model demonstrations

2:00 P.M.

Threshing with steam engines

Plowing with garden tractors

2:30 P.M.

Kids scale engine driving and tug-of-war

Ensilage cutting with steam engines

3:30 P.M.

Corn shelling with steam engines

Corn shredding with steam engines

Thursday Events

8:00 A.M. – Iowa Cornbelt setup

9:00 A.M. – Winnebago Plant Tours

12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. – Brian Baxter with Classic Tractor Fever

12:30 to 2:00 P.M. – Tractor Ride sign in

2:00 P.M. – HPOCA board meeting (Cobblestone Inn)

2:00 P.M. to approximately 6:00 P.M. – Tractor Ride

Friday Additional Events

8:00 A.M. – Tour departs for Algona area

8:30 A.M. – Tour departs for Charles City

9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Brian Baxter with Classic Tractor Fever

10:00 A.M. – Chapter Club meetings (church basement)

11:00 A.M. – Training meeting on social media (church basement)

12:00 P.M. – Winnebago Plant Tours

1:30 P.M. – Carver Creek Bluegrass

3;00 P.M. – Gary Froiland entertains

3:00 P.M. – Cornbelt/HPOCA General Meeting (church basement)

5:00 P.M. – Jerred and Eileen Ruble Celebration of Life (Steam Building Shop area

Saturday Additional Events

9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Brian Baxter with Classic Tractor Fever

9:00 A.M. – Studebaker Driving Club cruise-in

1:30 P.M.Carver Creek Bluegrass

1:30 P.M. Drive Grandpa’s Tractor

2:00 P.M. –  Ice cream making

3:00 P.M.Gary Froiland entertains

5:30 P.M. – Doors open for HPOCA Summer Show Banquet

6:00 P.M. – HPOCA Banquet (tickets required)

7 P.M.Barn Dance

9 P.M.Spark Show

Sunday Additional Events

9 A.M.Church service

1:30 P.M. Drive Grandpa’s Tractor

2 P.M. Ice cream making

All times are approximate, subject to weather and equipment conditions. In addition to the scheduled events, some demonstrations run throughout the day.


Relax and enjoy the musical entertainment in the pavilion. The Carver Creek Bluegrass band is a popular group each year at the Festival. Carver Creek sings bluegrass, folk, country, and old-time music. Instrumentally they use the banjo, guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, ripsaw and cow fiddle. 

Another popular entertainer is Gary Froiland. Gary is a solo musician that combines 5-string banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, dobro, and fiddle into his musical programs.

Both groups will join us for the Barn Dance held Saturday at 7 p.m.

Heritage Park of North Iowa

For individuals and families in the extended Forest City, Iowa area who enjoy learning about history and appreciate an opportunity for hands-on experiences, Heritage Park of North Iowa provides high-quality historical collections, rare displays, diverse exhibits and active demonstrations. For anyone interested in an entertainment or gathering venue, Heritage Park provides a well-maintained and attractive setting to accommodate small and very large crowds.