Manson, Iowa

Manson, Iowa

Manson, Iowa


  • 2017 CRATER DAYS CALENDAR - JUNE 23rd & 24th

     Submitted by Admin, 6/9/2017 - 10:00 AM


    Truck and Semi Pulls
    5:00 PM Gates Open, $10 Grandstand Admission
    6:00 PM Beer Garden Open
    7:00 PM Pulls Start
    9:00 PM Entertainment


    11:00 AM - Parade
    Parade starts at the County Shed, continues down Main St. to Fairgrounds


    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Kids Games

    Noon - 2 PM Stage Events
    Events will take place on stage, under Circus Tents
    Public Participation
    Plaques to winning participants

    Noon – 7 PM Food (local food vendors)

    Art Show
    Floral Hall, “air conditioned for the day’s event”.
    Entry is open to the public, pre-registration required. Prizes awarded.

    Floral Hall, “air conditioned for the day’s event”

    Spelling Bee:
    Little Red School House. Prizes awarded

    Bathtub Races:
    Must be over 16 years of age.
    Minimum registration of 4 teams required to award $100 prize

    Water Fights:
    Fire Departments followed by Juniors 10-16 years, Seniors 16 and over (Plaques and ribbons awarded).

    Slow Pitch Softball Tournament; Fairgrounds baseball diamonds
    Co-ed, 18 years and over
    5 teams minimum

    MUSIC: 2 PM - 7 PM
    On the Fairgounds stage, under the tents.
    Local acts will perform throughout the day.
    Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an entertaining afternoon.

    “Crash My Crater Concert”: 7 PM - 11 PM
    On Main Street, adjacent to Shoreside Pub & Grub

    7:00 PM - Jay Clyde
    Jay Clyde Band

    9:00 PM - SmithField

    Tickets $10 advance, $15 at door. Tickets available at Shore Side


     Submitted by Admin, 1/25/2017 - 4:00 PM


    Local nonprofit groups are encouraged to post their upcoming community event on Manson’s Facebook page.

    If your local nonprofit group has an upcoming event let us help you spread the word by mailing or dropping off your event information at City Hall, or emailing your news to:, text or call (515) 822-3835.

    Residents can keep informed on event information by visiting In and Around Manson on Facebook. Facebook viewers are encouraged to “like and share” the Facebook information to increase exposure to local events.

    Manson Water Quality Report for 2016

     Submitted by Admin, 6/10/2017 - 10:00 AM


    The 2015 water quality report for the City of Manson is now available to view online. You may view report by going to the City Council Minutes page or by clicking here.