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150 YEARS OF PRIDE AND PROGRESS

Check out Traer in 2023 for our year-long celebration of 150 years of pride and progress. We will be hosting events, festivals, tours, exhibits, contests, classes, and more! 

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EVENTS THROUGHOUT 2023

BEARD CONTEST

A Local Competition Tradition

Put down your razor, it's beard season.

Put down your razor it's beard season

January 1, 2023 - August 12, 2023

Winners announced at Traer's Winding Stairs Festival

FASHION SHOW

Traer's Apparel Through The Ages

Sunday, April 16, 2023 

2:00pm-4:00pm

Traer Public Library

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VETERAN'S CEMETERY TOURS

A Tribute to our Gold Star Veterans

Monday, May 29, 2023 

TRAER'S BIG BIRTHDAY BASH

Celebrate and Commemorate in Traer with live music, food & beverages vendors, free birthday cake, all-day activities for kids and adults, moonlight movie, and much more.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 

2:00pm-9:00pm

Taylor Park

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPANILE MODEL

Have Carillon, Will Travel

Saturday, June 3, 2023 

2:30pm at Taylor Park

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SELF-GUIDED HISTORIC HOMES TOUR

Explore the Landmarks of Traer

August 5-13, 2023

WINDING STAIRS FESTIVAL

Traer's annual summer celebration and parade

August 11-13, 2023 

Main Street

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FIREWORKS DISPLAY

A Free, Open to the Public Event

October 2023 

Traer Golf & Country Club

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BLACK FRIDAY CHOCOLATE BAR &

HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

Leave the shopping behind and eat sweets instead

November 24, 2023 

Sunrise Hill Care Center

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Traer's festive holiday celebration and lighted parade

December 1st & 2nd, 2023 

Main Street

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KOOKING KLATCH

Back in the Day Buffet

A monthly gathering for cooking, recipe exchanges, potlucks, and memories

Dates/Times TBD

Traer Memorial Building

DINNER AND A MOVIE NIGHTS

Flicks and a Feast

Re-releases of Traer-themed movies with dinners at the Traer Museum

Dates/Times TBD

Traer Historical Museum and Traer Theatre

IOWA MOBILE MUSEUM

Iowa History on the Move

Date/Time TBD

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Here’s how you can lend a helping hand to the Sesquicentennial - DONATE TODAY!

The Traer Sesquicentennial Committee has set up a fund within the Traer Community Foundation for contributions to Traer’s 150th Anniversary celebration. These funds will support events, activities, and community projects throughout 2023.

Mail your check payable to:

TRAER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

PO Box 435

Traer, IA 50675​

Please note in the memo line: SESQUICENTENNAIL

 

Also include:

Name(s): ________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________  City ___________  State______  Zip ____________

Email: __________________________________________________________________________

Your gift is tax-deductible because the Traer Community Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation.

 
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