Hobo Days Schedule

114th National Hobo Convention

August 7th – 10th, 2014

 

Tuesday, August 5th

5:30 AM                Silent Auction at Mary Jo’s Hobo House until 1:30 PM

2:00 PM                Hobo Bingo at Westview Care Center

 

Wednesday, August 6th

All Day                  Britt Retail Merchants Sidewalk Sales

8:00 PM                Hobo Cemetery Tour with Connecticut Shorty

                                at Evergreen Cemetery

 

Thursday, August 7th

5:00 PM                American Carnival Entertainment opens

                                on Main Street until 10 PM

5:30 PM                Little Miss/Miss Britt Contest at the

                                City Park Gazebo

7:00 PM                Official Fire Lighting, Four Winds Ceremony and

                                Entertainment at the Hobo Jungle

7:00 PM                Britt Area Chamber BINGO stand on

                                Main Street until 9:00 PM

 

Friday, August 8th

9:00 AM               Hobo Memorial Service at Evergreen Cemetery

11:00 AM             Hobo Art Gallery open until 6:00 PM at the

                                Municipal Building

11:30 AM             Unveiling on the 2013 King and Queen portraits at

                                the Municipal Building

4:00 PM                Vagabond Craft Show and Collectables open until

                                8:00 PM on Main Street

All evening         Britt Lion’s Putt-Putt Golf on Main Street

5:00 PM                Cranky Train Cars by Iowa Trolley Parks until 9:00 PM

sponsored by Earl Hill Family

5:00 PM                American Carnival Entertainment opens on

                                Main Street until 11:00 PM

5:00 PM                Hobo Poetry with Jerry and Frank at the Hobo Jungle

5:00 PM                Britt Area Chamber Bingo Stand until 9:00 – Main Street

5:00 PM                Alumni Banquet Social Hour at West Hancock

                                Grade School until 6:30

5:30 PM                Pudding Eating Contest on Main Street

6:00 PM                Cow Chip Chucking Contest on Main Street

                                Sponsored by the Iowa Cattleman’s Association

6:30 PM                Shawn Gregory’s Magic & Variety Show in

                                Veteran’s Park

6:30 PM                Alumni Banquet at West Hancock Grade School

7:00 PM                Hobo Entertainment at the Hobo Jungle

7:30 PM                Family concert featuring modern folk and bluegrass

                                string band, CrossStrung at Veteran’s Park

 

Saturday, August 9th

7:00 AM                5/10K Run & Walk in Lions Park by West Hancock                            

                                High School with digital timing by True Time Racing Services

9:00 AM                Vagabond Craft Show & Collectables open until 5:30 – Main Street

10:00 AM             American Carnival Entertainment opens on Main Street

10:00 AM             Parade with Grand Marshall Bill Pritchard

After parade      Hobo Poetry with Jerry and Frank in front of Hobo Museum

All Day                  Britt Lion’s Putt-Putt Golf on Main Street

11:00 AM             Britt Area Chamber Bingo Stand on Main Street until 7:00 PM

11:00 AM             Armstrong-Larson House Open for Tours until 4:00 PM

                                2nd St SE

11:00 AM             Hobo Art Gallery open until 6:00 PM at the Municipal Building

11:00 AM             Cranky Train Cars by Iowa Trolley Parks until 8:00 PM

sponsored by Earl Hill Family

12:00 PM             FREE Mulligan Stew at City Park

12:00 PM              Sparkles the Clown with his clown car, featuring Comedy,

                                Street Magic, and Amazing Balloon creations until 5:00 PM – Main Street

12:00 PM              Hillbilly Bob and “Old Ruthie” his model T all day on Main Street

12:00 PM              Shawn Gregory’s Magic & Variety Show in Veteran’s Park

12:00 PM              Paul Siebert “Acoustic Sounds of an Era” until 5:00 on Main Street

12:45 PM              Hobo Days Association Special Memorabilia auction in City Park Gazebo

1:00 PM                King and Queen Coronation in City Park Gazebo

1:00 PM                Ag Museum open until 4:00 PM at the Hancock County Faigrounds

2:00 PM                River City Barbershop Chorus in Veteran’s Park

3:00 PM                Toilet Bowl Races on Main Street

4:00 PM                Shawn Gregory’s Magic & Variety Show in Veteran’s Park

4:00 PM                Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull on Main Street sponsored by

                                Corwith Red Power

7:00 PM                Hobo Entertainment at the Hobo Jungle

7:00 PM                Beer garden open at Veterans’ Park

8:00 PM                Concert & Beer Garden with Nashville based country band

                                Savannah Jack at Veteran’s Park

Sponsored in part by David and Mona Kabrick and Pritchard’s Family Auto

 

Sunday, August 10th

8:00 AM                Classic Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Tractor Show

                                Main Street until 4:00 PM

8:00 AM                Brad Broshar Memorial Semi-Tractor Show

8:00 AM                Craft Show open at City Park until 4:00 PM

8:00 AM                Cheerleader’s Omelet Breakfast until 1:00 PM

                                at the Municipal Building

1:00 PM                The Malek Fisherman Polka Band until 4:00 PM

                                at City Park

1:30 PM                Historical Society’s Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Social

                                until 4:00 PM at the Municipal Building