Elma, Iowa

Old Roundhouse Trail Days

Held annually, the third weekend in July

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 
Event planning meetings begin early in 2017, 2nd Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. prior to the B.R.I.D.G.E. meetings.
5k walk-run Schedule of Events