Elma, Iowa

Old Roundhouse Trail Days

In July, the weekend of the 2nd Saturday

Old Roundhouse Trail Days Kid's Tractor Pull @ Trail Days

"Old Roundhouse Trail Days (hereafter referred to as Trail Days) is Elma's annual town festival and offers a weekend of music, food and fun for all who attend. It is so named to commemorate the rich railroad history in Elma, when the "roundhouse" (an engine or rail car turning &  maintenance facility) was located here to repair equipment for the Chicago Great Western rail line.  The festival falls annually on the second weekend of July (which includes the 2nd Saturday).

Most Trail Days events take place in the Elma City Park, at the intersection of Maple Street and 4th Street, with the exception of the 5K Walk/Run event, breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning, and the parade Saturday morning.  The parade route begins at the Innovative Ag Services building on the north end of Busti Avenue, makes a turn right (west) onto Elm Street, then a quick left (south) onto 4th Street and another quick turn right onto Main Street.  The parade then follows Main Street west all the way to 9th Street where it ends at the Colonial Manor nursing home/Afton Oaks assisted living facilities.

The dates for the 2018 Old Roundhouse Trail Days event are Friday through Sunday July 13th-15th  The complete schedule of events is now listed at the link below to find all the fun to be had!
Discounted dance buttons for Saturday night's 6:30 p.m. warm-up band, On The Fly featuring Ritchie Lee & the Feb 50's as well as local favorite  Danni Bilidt ( a 2017 Tree Town Festival winner!) and the main event, the Johnny Holm Band  taking the stage at 8:30 p.m.,
are only $15 if bought by July 13th-a limited number are available!
After July 13th, a cover charge at the gate for Saturday night's music will be $20 per person.
Use the convenient PayPal link below to make your purchase on-line and buttons
(Locals can pick up their on-line pre-purchased buttons from Shannon).
Discounted Dance Button

5k walk-run Schedule of Events