Sheldon – Friday, July 17
With a population of just over 5,000, Sheldon is the largest city in O’Brien County. Sheldon is most known for its annual display of marigolds, where hues of yellow, gold and orange are abundant throughout the summer and fall months.
Annual events include the golden Easter Egg Hunt, Independence Day, Crazy Days, Trick or Treating the Festival of Trees. Sheldon’s annual Celebration Days takes place every Labor Day weekend in the City Park and surrounding area. The city goes all out with a parade, kid’s rides, games, food, entertainment, arts and crafts. Sheldon takes pride in their educational system; the town is the home to two private schools, an elementary, middle school, and high school as well as Northwest Iowa Community College and the Carnegie Library, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
There will be plenty of camping for all registered riders in the designated campgrounds that is situated fairly close to the evening activities. These campsites will be listed in the future.