123th Annual Graettinger Labor Day Celebration

Today, Graettinger has the distinction of observing a continuous Labor Day Celebration from 1896 to present.

The first Labor Day Celebration was in 1896 on the farm of Mr. A.A. Wells and son, Carl. This first picnic was sponsored by the Farmers' Institute according to the September 4, 1899 edition of the Graettinger Times.

The Farmers' Institute Picnic was changed to the Graettinger Labor Day Celebration, held in town at the September 4, 1913 celebration. A carnival atmosphere now prevailed.

So the celebrations continued with good programs and order up to the present. The men and women of the Graettinger Labor Day Committee are to be commended for their loyal, dedicated and excellent work.

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Miss Graettinger Madison Hough

Miss Graettinger 2018 Toni Alesch 

Listed below is the contact information for all Labor Day Events.

 

 

Chairmen JR Brown This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Roger Schmitt This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

Antique Tractor Pull & Hot Rod Lawn Mower Pull

Charlie Thiel

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Bean Bag Tourney

Lucas/Kendra Hough

712-859-3511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Shooting Clays

Registration

Shooting Clay Information

Shooting Clay Flier

Shamus Brown 515-450-7554 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FFA Grain & Flower Show

Caryn Robinson

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Parade

Teaner Hoffman

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Variety Show

Angie Sorbo

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Volleyball Tourney

Stacy Ebel

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5K/Fun Run/Walk

Trudy Manwarren

712-859-3910

2019 Calendar of Events

LABOR DAY 2019

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Grand Marshall Dale & Ginger Hoffman

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Miss Graettinger Court

 

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Crown Bearers

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Pancake Breakfast with Miss Iowa

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FFA Grain & Flower Show

Labor Day Building on Robins St.

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Mayor Monty Schany

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Carinval

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Parade

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Phillip Selling Tickets for the Drawing

 

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Legion games

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Band

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Golf Tournament

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Legion Games

Fahnestock Park

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Parade

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Graettinger Fire Department

 

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Poker Run

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Poker Run

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Parade

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Parade

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Fun & Games

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Legion cracker/whistle

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Fun & Games

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Trap shooting

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Volleyball

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Glow Ball

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Bike Give Away

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Carnival

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Tractor Pull

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Volley Ball

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Tractor Pull

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Community Calendar

Our community calendar fills up fast! View the latest dates and events on the Graettinger City Calendar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Graettinger Grants

Click here to learn more about Graettinger Grants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recreation & Fun

With summer approaching, there is always something to do. View the recreation opportunities located within Graettinger.