American Gothic Days is an annual festival held in Eldon since 1970, celebrating the historic American Gothic House.
Gothic Days is brought to you by GATE (Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon).
For further details on specific events check out GATE’s Facebook page.
Schedule of Events
Friday, June 7th
The Tender Land performance has been moved due to forecasted inclement weather. - Event Details
8:30 - 11 pm - STREET DANCE in Rock Island Park in downtown Eldon. Live music by “Toast”. - Event Details
Saturday, June 8th
7 am - Eldon United Methodist Church Free-Will Offering Breakfast
8 am - American Gothic House 5K Run/Walk (Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7 am) - Event Details
9 am - Eldon Public Library Used Book Sale
10 am - American Gothic Days Parade in downtown Eldon
10:30 am - Bags Tournament (Registration begins at 9:30 - $40 per team) - Event Details
11 am - 1 pm - Allan McKeever Memorial Chicken BBQ at the KD Center
12 pm - Kids’ Games
2:30 pm - Bullfrog Races at the Wapello County Fairgrounds
4 pm - Cardboard Boat Races at the Wapello County Fairgrounds - Event Details
10 am - 5 pm - American Gothic House and Center both open. Art Contest display inside the House. - Event Details
7 pm - Races at Wapello County Fairgrounds - Event Details
Sunday, June 9th
7-11 am - Eldon Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast - Event Details
1 pm - Annual Mud Volleyball - KD Park (Registration begins at 11 am) - Event Details
2-3 pm - The Chickadees performance at the McHaffey Opera House - Event Details
1 pm - 4 pm - American Gothic House and Center both open. Last day to see and vote on the Art Contest display inside the House. - Event Details