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Pufferbilly Days™

Celebrating the railroad history of Boone, Iowa since 1977


Registration is now open for the 5k and 10k run on Saturday, August 6.

Click here to sign up!

Registration coming soon.

This event takes place near the Beer Tent, on the far west end of the Entertainment Area.

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The Pufferbilly Days™ beer tent will be open on
Friday from 5PM - Midnight
& Saturday from 11AM - Midnight

Wristbands are required for purchase, with tickets available near the beer tent.

Hosted by the Ogden Lions
Additional Sponsorship support from Thomas Stark, DDS, MSD

Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6 starting at 6pm

Bingo Caller

Sponsored by Moffitts Ford Lincoln
Hosted by the Tall Corn Car Club

Friday, August 5 at 5PM on Story Street from 7th-9th Streets

No fee to enter, no advanced registration needed. To participate, drive your classic car to Story Street on Friday after 4PM and look for the check-in tent.

2022 Classic Car Show Information

Vendor Registration Now Open!

Saturday, August 6, 2022  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Download the application and vendor details here: Craft-and-Vendor-Application-2022

Return your application by June 1 via mail or email to the contact listed at the bottom of the form.



Friday Night enjoy tunes with a blend of southern rock and country by the Justin Elliott Band.

On Saturday night, Jimmy the Weasel brings rhythm and blues, soul, and vintage rock 'n' roll to the main stage.

Pufferbilly Days ™ Steering Committee Announces 2022 Grand Marshal


The Pufferbilly Days™ Steering Committee and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the naming of the 2022 Pufferbilly Days™ festival grand marshal, John Dawkins.

Dawkins, a Boone resident, retired from a career working for the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly the Chicago and North Western). He has been involved in the Boone community long before retirement, including chairing the Pufferbilly Days™ spike driving contest and model railroad swap meet for several years. Since retiring, Dawkins has become even more involved in the community. He volunteers several days per week at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad as train conductor and helps with special events such as Thomas the Tank Engine and the Pumpkin Trains. During the school year, Dawkins starts his morning at Sacred Heart School, where he volunteers as the crossing guard and bus line referee. He has also been known to prepare lunch for the students in the school kitchen.

Dawkins also volunteers with the Salvation Army Food Pantry. A few years ago, he took it upon himself to create a cookbook using simple ingredients to support patrons of the food pantry. When asked about his cookbook and recipes in it, he comments “it’s so easy, even a school crossing guard can make it!” Dawkins uses his recipes at the Boone County Fair 4-H Food Stand and the Boone Humane Society Soup Supper. Dawkins received the City of Boone Community Dedication Award in 2017.

Dawkins was nominated by Travis Stevenson, General Manager of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.

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2022 Collectors tees, tanks, hats, buttons, stickers, and koozies will be available at the downtown Memorabilia booth during the festival. 

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Train Show Flyer

Registration is open for the Pufferbilly Days Mud Volleyball Tournament!

2022 Puffer Mud Vball Reg Waiver Rules

Sponsored by PDM & Heartland Tire & Auto.

It's the FIRST ANNUAL Mullet & Mustache contest! Whether you've been growing yours out for years or are feeling inspired to go for something new, showcase your mullet or mustache (or both) at our contest! No pre-registration required. Show up and SHOW OFF!

Sponsored by Midwest Dental

Registration is open for the 2022 Pufferbilly Days™ Parade!

Saturday, August 6, 2022 starting at 9:30 AM


Parade Route

Sponsored by Dakin Ag/Darby Construction.

Enter the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest, sponsored by the Boone County Hospital & Clinics!

2022 Photo Contest Entry Rules

Participate in the annual Spelling Bee! Saturday, August 6 at 1pm at Veterans Park.

Hosted by Delta Kappa Gamma International
Sponsored by Boone Rotary Club


Advanced registration is available, along with walk-up registrations before the event.

More information coming soon.

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