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May 2019

May 31st - Jun 2nd » "Cowboy Fun" Colt Starting Competition

12 trainers will train 4-year-old mares in 4 one hour judged sessions. Watching the progress is amazing, entertaining & educational. Finals on Sunday following Cowboy Church. 1st prize - $2,000 cash. 

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great weekend with vendors, food, dance on Sat., barrel racing, sorting & roping throughout the weekend.

$5 wristband for Campers & $10 for non-campers. 

Horsemanship Clinics with Mark and Miranda Lyons. “Ranch Horse Fundamentals” on May 30th & 31st,  “Advancing the Green Horse” on June 3rd & 4th. Call 501-249-0117 for details.

Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA

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May 31st - Jun 2nd » Birmingham Homecoming

This 3-day event features Home-cooked Meals, Car Show, Tractor Pull, Baking Contest, Parade, Tractor Show, Kids Activities, Pedal Pull, Air Evac, Family Fun and much more. 

Friday, May 31 

5pm.....Tenderloin Supper.    

6pm.....Free BINGO.                                                               

Saturday, June 1

7am.....Birmingham Lions Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast.

8-11am...Car Show Sign-in. Free registration

8am-2pm.....CAR SHOW.

8:30am...PRINCE AND PRINCESS CONTEST. In City Park Gazebo. 

9-11am.....Tractor Show Sign-in. Free registration

9-11am....Kids 12 & Under Sign-up for Free Bicycles - Drawing at 3pm.

10am.....Parade line up at City Hall.

10:30am-12:30pm.....Baking Contest Sign-in. Free registration at Log Cabin.


12 noon.....Methodist Church Lunch- Brats, pulled-pork, sandwiches, hot dogs, potato, desserts & drinks.

12-4pm.....Free Kids Activities. Barrel Train, Face Painting, Bounce House, Prtting Zoo, & Games All Activities Free.

12:30pm.....Judging Baking Contest.

1pm.....Tractor Show. All tractors welcome.

1pm.....Ferguson Enthusiasts Regional Gathering

1pm.....Firemen's free water sports for kids.

1:15pm.....Baked Goods Auction at Log Cabin.

2pm......Car Show Trophies Awarded.

3pm.....Drawing for Kids Bicycles

3pm.....Kids' Pedal Pull Sign-in.

3:30pm.....Kids' Pedal Pull.

4pm......AirEvac Helicopter (schedule permitting)

5-7pm.....Firemen's Hot Roast Beef Supper with Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce, Bread/Butter & Drink.

5:30pm.....Ice Cream and Pie Social.

5-6pm.....Music by The Tarnished Brass Band.                  

Sunday, June 2

7-9am.....Breakfast Buffet by Birmingham Lions.

10am.....Church Services in shelterhouse hosted by Birmingham Presbyterian Church.

10am.....Weigh-in for Tractor Pull.


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Location:Birmingham City Park, 221 S wood St., Birmingham, IA
Contact Person:Harry

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