Sheldon – Friday, July 17

Judd Hoos will headline Sheldon’s main stage entertainment when Iowa’s Ride rolls through the town on Friday, July 17. The Sturgis, SD-based rock band is made up of Tyler Bills, Shane Funk, Chris Hornick and Andy Young.

Sheldon is “The City Where Families Come First” and that trait is on constant display in every aspect of our community from the continued investment in our education system to miles of paved recreational trails that host runners, cyclists, walkers and strollers.  In a way, our community of a little more than 5,000 is a quintessential Iowa small town, but citizens and community leaders alike work to offer first-class amenities for residents, which includes building a new multimillion-dollar event center and a state-of-the-art aquatic center.

There are lots of unique features about Sheldon, but none more so than our high school mascot, the ORAB, which has been called the worst nickname in sports by multiple publications. However, ORAB Pride is a real thing here and if you ask what it is, we will tell you that an ORAB is a WINNER!

Our downtown continues to buck most national trends and is home to dozens of locally owned shops, boutiques, eateries and one of the few rural co-working spaces in Iowa, and where shop local actually still means something to people.  Sheldon also is home to RiseFest, an annual Christian music festival that draws thousands of visitors and prominent acts such as Newsboys, Skillet, Matthew West and more over a two-day span every June.

Lots of small towns brag about their sense of community but come to Sheldon and let us show you how we live out those values! We look forward to welcoming IOWA’S RIDE on July 17!!

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.


RV Camping at the RiseFest Grounds in Sheldon
320th and County Club Rd
Sheldon, IA 51201

Holiday Inn Express
201 34th Avenue
Sheldon, Iowa 51201

Super 8 by Wyndham Sheldon
210 N 2nd Avenue
Sheldon, Iowa 51201
(712) 324-8400