The 2008 Kiderfest will be held in Holstein on June 7 to June 15.
Beginning on June 7 there will be a bike ride around Ida County with two different routes - one short - 35 miles/one longer-70 miles. The ride will then end the day at Blue Eagle/Ruble Family BBQ. There will be a beer garden at Blue Eagle/Ruble Family BBQ from 3 p.m. to midnight. Contact Teresa
Hunt at 251-7251 or go to www.holsteinchamber.com to register. There is a $40 registration fee.
On June 8 there will be family fun at the Holstein City Pool sponsored by American National Bank. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, games, music and food served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On June 9 you can enjoy Holstein's Garden's during the Garden Tour sponsored - Tickets are $12 - all proceeds go toward Ida Sheltered Industries - Tickets are $12. You can purchase tickets from any of the four gardens on the tours.
On June 10, you can tour homes for sale in Holstein, enjoy a walking tour of some of Holstein's historic properties, and enjoy details of Holstein's newest subdivision east of the City Golf Course. Go to www.mcguireauction.com for details or call Martha Boyle at 229-9164.
On June 11, no matter what your age enjoy the Intergenerational Fest at Holstein's Good Samaritan Center. Food will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. The German Band will play from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Sam Jenkins Band will play old and new country music. The event takes place in the Good Sam courtyard and they will have children's crafts, activities, and door prizes throughout the evening.
At dusk, enjoy the movie "National Treasure 2" on the lawn at the United Methodist Church. All ages' welcome. Bring your lawn chair and a beverage. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.
On June 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. bring your cars, bikes or tractors and show off "Anything With a Motor" and enjoy a $5 meal at the Lohff Schumann parking and grass. Contact Jenny Blackmore at 368-4817 or Martha Boyle at 712-229-9164 for details.
On June 13 at 10 a.m. you can have a "Playdate" at the Holstein Country Club. Contact Scott Thorson at 368-2530 for cart rental and registrations.
7:30 p.m. - The Sound of Music at the Galva-Holstein Community School.
Events for June 14 9:00 a.m. start of with Lohff Schumann Memorial 3 x 3 Basketball at the Holstein City Park Tennis Courts. 3-4 players - several divisions including a men's 18+ division at 9 a.m. Call Jenny Blackmore at 368-4817 or go to www.holsteiniowa.org for registration and rules.
At 12:30 p.m. little kids, big kids, businesses and organizations will put their entries into the Kinderfest Parade. Registrations are available on line at www.holsteinchamber.com or you may contact Mary Mcareavy at 368-4863.
At 1 p.m. (or immediately following the parade) to 5 p.m. Old-fashioned games will be in the City Park. Come out and play ring toss, petting zoo, fire truck rides, face painting, food, music, and inflatable toys all afternoon long. No charge or minimal charge for almost all activities and $5 all day wristbands for the inflatable.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can play soldier with paint ball. $25 buys an unlimited all day pass. $10 buys 15 minutes on the course and 200 paint balls. Go to www.northwestpaintball.com for details and release forms. Participants need to wear old clothes and sign a waiver.
At 4 p.m. you can sing a new song or dance a jig during the Bill Reilly Talent Show at the park. Contact Krystal Phillips at 371-2472 for details or go online to download a registration form at www.holsteinchamber.com.
From 3 p.m. to midnight beer garden at Blue Eagle/Ruble Family BBQ downtown.
On June 15 starting at 2 p.m. you can attend The Sound of Music at the Galva-Holstein Community School. Immediately following there will be a groundbreaking for the new Galva-Holstein Auditorium at the Galva-Holstein Community School. Visit the Holstein Chamber online at www.holsteinchamber.com.