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150 Years incorporated


Welcome to the official page for our 45th Annual Frontier Days 2019 celebration!

From May 31st to June 2nd, join us for special vendor shows, a Buckskinner Camp, reenactments, live entertainment, delicious food, and more! We are celebrating Fort Dodge’s 150th year as an incorporated town, so this Frontier Days event is sure to be a special one.

Would YOU like to be a vendor or reenactor for this year’s Frontier Days? Download a vendor or reenactor form below. Forms and payment can be submitted to the following address:

Fort Museum and Frontier Village
1 Museum Rd
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501

45th frontier days parade

Don’t miss the 45th Frontier Days Parade! The parade theme is “Frontier Days Salutes Fort Dodge”, and will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 on Central Avenue.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy awarded for Best Theme Float entries. This is a float that best represents the parade theme. Other award categories include a 1st and 2nd place for Best of Parade, Best from Outside the City, Best Large Commercial, and Best Small Commercial.

Interested in being represented in the Frontier Days parade? You can find an entry form below! An entry fee of $35 is applicable to all commercial and political campaign entries. Non-profit organizations may enter for FREE. Entry deadline is May 17, 2019.

Entry forms can be addressed to the following:

Frontier Days Parade
Fort Museum and Frontier Village
1 Museum Rd
Fort Dodge, IA, 50501

BIll riley talent show 2019

Frontier Days is bringing the 2019 Bill Riley Talent Show to Fort Dodge! If you’re a resident of Iowa and feel like you’ve got what it takes to win, sign up using the registration form below!

For more information regarding the Bill Riley Talent Show, check out

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Miss Frontier Days 2019

The winners for 2019 have been chosen! Thanks to all who competed. Congratulations to Little Miss Frontier Days Azilien Yeager Zemke, Little Mister Frontier Days Jerry Yeager Zemke, and Miss Frontier Days Ella McMullen!

Coloring contest

Would your child like their art displayed at Frontier Days? Download the image below, print it out, and have them color and decorate the horse. Turn in for judging by 4:00pm on May 20th, 2019 to have it put up for all to see at our 45th Annual Frontier Days celebration!

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