Howard County Living Out Loud!
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Welcome to Howard County!

Welcome to Howard County!

Howard County - Where Community Pride Was Invented!
Located along the Upper Iowa River in Northeast Iowa, less than an hour from the Mississippi River.

Visit the boyhood home and farm of Dr. Norman Borlaug and stop in at the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

  • Canoe the Upper Iowa River, explore Lake Hendricks in Riceville and the Nature Center at Vernon Springs.
  • Miles of bike trails, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, off-road trails, and hiking. We have dirt track racing, 3 distinct golf courses, and excellent hunting & fishing areas.
  • The first Fitness Trail in Iowa possesses outdoor equipment strategically placed along the Prairie Springs Recreation Trail. Enjoy your run/walk and work-out along the trail because this scenic experience now adds a challenge to all fitness levels!
  • Visit the largest fitness center in the region (indoor pool, track and basketball court, hot tub, weights, virtual golf).
  • Find out why we are so proud of Ellen Church!
  • Every city has a summer festival and we celebrate Snowfest in January.

Howard County is home to Featherlite, Inc. as well as many innovative and unique businesses. Visit the largest flower and produce market in the region (Cedar Valley), the Amish and Mennonite greenhouses and shops, the first county-wide Farmers Market in the state of Iowa - EVERY city has a market. We have art galleries, bike shop, quilt shop and other specialty shops.

Contact our office to find out more about Howard County
101 2nd Ave SW, Cresco, Iowa 52136, 563.547.3434

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Flight Breakfast and<br />Fine Arts Show<br/>Sunday Farmers Market
Flight Breakfast and
Fine Arts Show
Sunday Farmers Market
Ellen Church Field (Airport) and
Beadle Park
Cresco, IA 52136
Contact: Jason Passmore
Phone: 563.547.3434
Fax: 563.547.2056
It's the 34th Annual Flight Breakfast and Cresco invites you to come on out to Ellen Church Field (Airport) for omelets, pancakes, and beverages. Tickets: $6.00/advance, $8.00/door. Airplanes will be on display and rides will be available! Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day - so come to Cresco and start your day off right and then head on over to Beadle Park for one of the longest running Art Shows in Iowa. It's the 54th Annual Cresco Fine Arts Show! Take in the only Sunday Farmers Market in northeast Iowa. Located across from the Fine Arts Show, local producers will have delicious produce to pick from to round out a great experience in Cresco, Iowa! Market hours are 10:00am - 1:00pm.

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