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Frontier Days at the Fort Museum • Fort Dodge, IA

$5 Donation for a 2013 wristband is entry to all 3 days. www.frontierdaysfortdodge.com

Annual Frontier Days Parade 10 a.m. • Saturday, June 1st Central Avenue Downtown Fort Dodge

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Po r k C hop Fe e d Ju n e 1 5 p. m . - s t 7 p. m . Buckskinners Rendezvous

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Buckskinner Rendezvous What’s a Rendezvous?

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According to Wikipedia, “Rendezvous” was the name used for the annual meeting of mountain men and fur buyers during the Western fur trade era, where trappers would exchange beaver skins for supplies and goods they wanted. These events occurred between the early 1820s and the 1840s, coming to an end when the price of beaver skins fell due to changes in fashion. A Buckskinner Rendezvous offers a chance to relive an earlier period in our history. Buckskinners are a loosely associated group of people who enjoy reliving the North American fur trade era. It was started by people who shot muzzle-loading firearms. They started to dress to match the period of their rifles. Then they went on to recreate the entire lifestyle. At the Buckskinner Camp during Frontier Days you will find a Blacksmith working the forge, Bead Crafter, Looming Crafter, Leather good Vendor and a Tomahawk Arcade. Commonly known as a historical reenactment group, Buckskinners portray the life and times of early colonial frontier men, women and children. Club members recreate the clothing and daily tools to mimic our nations early settlers from the 1700s up through the mid 1800s. Whether camping in a canvas tents and cooking over an open fire, or demonstrating skills of the early 1800s, club members give a brief glance into our country’s past. Come visit these modern day Buckskinners that have the heart and soul of real pioneers, trappers and hunters. There will be knife and tomahawk throwing as well as many activities for children as well as adults. The Buckskinner camp is Free with your Frontier Days gate admission.

STEP INTO THE 1800’s

A beautiful memorial celebrating the legacy of a life once lived.

Experience the life of the Buckskinner’s at the 2013 Frontier Days in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The encampment is complete with “Traders Row,” which fire the imagination of what it must have been like in that era. Entertainment, demonstrations, and seminars on a variety of “life as it was” skills which will give young and older a deeper appreciation of the challenges and dangers that were faced and overcome. Tomahawk and knife demonstration, mountain-man storytelling, and musicians are all part of this annual Buckskinner tradition at Frontier Days. All of the Buckskinner’s dress in period costumes and play the part to give a real feel to the whole encampment, and as you explore your way through Traders Row, you have plenty of opportunity to bring home that special souvenir.

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Steve & Debby Roe To Serve as Grand Marshals By HANS MADSEN

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When Steve Roe got the call letting him know he and his wife Debby had been selected to be the 2013 Frontier Days parade marshals, he had a hard time believing it. “I think you have the wrong house,” he said. Debby Roe’s reaction was similar. “Us,” she asked, “are you serious?” “We were quite surprised,” she said. “It’s quite an honor.” Steve Roe is the executive director of Beacon of Hope Ministries. Debby Roe is the group’s business administrator. Kerk Friday, chairman of the Frontier Days Committee, said the couple is being recognized for their work with Beacon of Hope, which operates a local men’s homeless shelter. “They’re a perfect match,” Friday said Wednesday. “They’re a great example of putting faith into action and serving the Steve community. They’ve filled a need.”In Roe addition, he cited the Roes’ many years of volunteer work with Hawkeye Community Theatre and Comedia Musica Players, and the fact they have lived in Fort Dodge since 1979. Mike and Cindy Mulroney, the 2012 parade marshals, were on hand to let the Roes try on their cavalry hats and be measured for their own. For the record, Steve Roe’s hat head is Debby 22 inches without hair, 24 inches with. Roe Mike Mulroney is pretty sure the couple are in for a good experience. “It was terrific,” Mulroney said. “It was a great time.” Steve and Debby Roe are a good choice, he said. “This is a great selection.” Steve Roe is hesitant to take credit for the success of the men’s homeless shelter in Fort Dodge; he believes the credit belongs to the community and God. “The community is what made it work,” he said. “God brought everybody together.” Friday is pleased with the selection. “We’re glad to have them aboard,” he said. “They’ll do well.” He did offer them a bit of advice, whether they are watching the parade and waving at floats going by or helping with opening ceremonies or the Sunday morning church service at the Fort Museum: “Just go out there and have some fun.”

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Steve Roe, who is a 2013 Frontier Days parade marshal, gets his head measured for a cavalry hat Wednesday morning Cindy Mulroney, who was a parade marshal last year.

The 39th annual Steve Roe gets to try on a cavalry hat Frontier Days with a little help from Frontier Days Chairman Kerk Friday, far right, and one n May 31 to June 2 of last year’s parade marshals, Mike n Frontier Days Parade is June 1 Mulroney. Cindy Mulroney, far left, awaits at 10 a.m. on Central Avenue. her turn to let Debby Roe, who will also be a parade marshal this year, try on her cavalry hat.

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FRONTIER DAYS 2013 SCHEDULE FRIDAY, MAY 31ST

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST

4 PM TO 8 PM BUCKSKINNNERS CAMP IS OPEN

10 AM TO 12 PM 2013 FRONTIER DAYS PARADE CENTRAL AVENUE DOWNTOWN FORT DODGE

4 PM TO 8PM INFLATABLES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES BY MIDWEST INFLATABLES

10 AM 11 PM GATES OPEN TO FRONTIER DAYS 2013 AT THE FORT MUSEUM 10 AM TO 8 PM BUCKSKINNNER RENDEZVOUS CAMP IS OPEN

4 PM TO 8 PM FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS OPEN

10 AM TO VARIOUS TIMES - 1800S ERA SILVER SMITH, BLACKSMITH, AND CABINET MAKERS IN THE WORKSHOPS ON FRONT STREET

4 PM TO 6 PM HITS OF THE 2000’s PLAYING MUSIC UNDER THE BIG TOP. 4 PM TO 8 PM FORT AND THE MUSEUM & THE STORES ON FRONT STREET ARE OPEN

10 AM TO 8 PM INFLATABLES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES BY MIDWEST INFLATABLES 10 AM TO 9 PM FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS OPEN

4 PM TO 8 PM SEE THE CARDIFF GIANT

10 AM TO 8 PM FORT AND THE MUSEUM AND THE STORES ON FRONT STREET ARE OPEN

4 PM TO 7PM “THE VIBE” DJ WITH LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW

10 AM TO 8 PM SEE THE CARDIFF GIANT

4PM TO 8 PM THE FRONTEIR DAYS BOOTH OPEN IN THE OPERA HOUSE - Offering the 2013 Collectors Button, previous years collectors buttons.

10AM TO 8PM GHOST GARRISON - See soldiers who are camped like the 1800’s

8PM TO 10PM “THE VIBE” DJ LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW 5 PM OPENING CEREMONY AT THE SOUTH FLAG POLE 4 PM TO 8 PM TRADESMEN & TRADES WOMENT LIVE - 1800S ERA SILVER SMITH, BLACKSMITH, AND CABINET MAKERS IN THE WORKSHOPS ON FRONT STREET 7 PM TO 11 PM “GIMIKK” OFTEN CALLED THE BEST PARTY BAND IN DES MOINES PLAYING UNDER THE BIG TOP 7 PM TO 10 PM “AREAS BEST KAROKE” IN THE OPERA HOUSE

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1PM TO 9PM THE FRONTIER DAYS BOOTH OPEN IN THE OPERA HOUSE - OFFERING THE 2013 COLLECTORS BUTTON, PREVIOUS YEARS COLLECTORS BUTTONS 1 PM TO 4 PM RICHIE LEE AND THE FABULOUS 50’S PLAYING UNDER THE BIG TOP PLAYING 50S 60S AND 70S 1PM TO 1:30PM REGISTRATION FOR THE HAWKEYE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL - ON THE PARKING LOT SOUTH OF THE FORT - FREE!! Pedal tractors are provided. 1:30 PM TILL 4 THE HAWKEYE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL ON THE PARKING LOT SOUTH OF THE FORT OPEN TO KIDS AGES 4 TO 11 PEDAL TRACTORS PROVIDED 12PM TO 4PM “THE VIBE” DJ LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM MIDWEST COMBAT ARTS PERFORM IN THE OPERA HOUSE

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4PM TO 7PM “THE VIBE” DJ LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW

10 AM TO 4 PM INFLATABLES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES BY MIDWEST INFLATABLES 10 AM TO 4 PM GHOST GARRISON - SEE SOLDIERS WHO ARE CAMPED LIKE IN THE 1800’S

8PM TO 10PM “THE VIBE” DJ LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW

10 AM TO 4 PM FOOD AND CRAFT VENDORS OPEN

1PM-4PM - SPELLING BEE in the School House - All ages, Youngest ages go first

10 AM TO 4 PM FORT AND THE MUSEUM AND THE STORES ON FRONT STREET ARE OPEN

3 PM TO 4 PM HOLLINGSWORTH SCHOOL OF DANCE PERFORMS IN THE OPERA HOUSE

4:30PM PARADE MARSHALS INTRODUCTION & PARADE AWARD CEREMONY 4PM TO 6PM HITS OF THE 2000’S Under the Big Top 5PM TO 7PM PORK CHOP FEED - IN THE STOCKADE Sponsored by Fort Museum Board 8PM TO 11PM BOBBY AWE AND THE COUNTRY AWE STARS - Classic Country Band will make their 38th appearance at Frontier Days in the Opera House. Sponsored by Friendship Haven

SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND

10 AM-4 PM GATES OPEN TO FRONTIER DAYS 2013 AT THE FORT MUSEUM

10 AM TO 4 PM BUCKSKINNNER RENDEZVOUS CAMP IS OPEN 10AM TO VARIOUS TIMES TRADESMEN & TRADES WOMEN LIVE - 1800S ERA SILVER SMITH, BLACKSMITH, AND CABINET MAKERS IN THE WORKSHOPS ON FRONT STREET

Leave Pets Home

The Frontier Days Committee asks that all visitors coming to the Frontier Days Celebration leave their pets at home. No visitors will be allowed to bring pets in the gates during Frontier Days. Frontier Days can be enjoyed without the hassle of your pets, so leave them home where they are comfortable out of the hot sun.

10 AM TO 4 PM SEE THE CARDIFF GIANT 1PM TO 9PM THE FRONTIER DAYS BOOTH OPEN IN THE OPERA HOUSE - OFFERING THE 2013 COLLECTORS BUTTON, PREVIOUS YEARS COLLECTORS BUTTONS 12PM TO 4PM “THE VIBE” DJ LIGHTS AND SOUND SHOW 1PM TO 4PM SHADRIC SMITH & THE SMITH FAMILY BAND

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Fort Museum and Frontier Village

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village in Fort Dodge first opened in 1964, and was intended to help preserve early history of Fort Dodge and Northwest Iowa. Since then, it has become one of the Midwest’s top tourist attractions. The excitement and romance of the early days can be relieved and one can “experience the past” at today’s Fort Museum and Frontier Village. The log stockade houses are one of the finest collections of military, Native American, and pioneer artifacts to be found in the Midwest, preserved in the Fort is the log cabin of Lewis Armistead from when he served as second in command at Fort Dodge. Armistead would later gain fame during the Civil War, when as a Confederate brigadier general he fell leading Pickett’s Charge at The Battle of Gettysburg. That was the pivotal moment of the American Civil War. The museum’s Front Street uses original and replica buildings to demonstrate how pioneer settlers followed in the wake of their military to populate and cultivate the vast prairie. Twelve

buildings, brimming with furnishings and artifacts, provide insight into the daily pleasures and hardships of pioneer life. The Fort also displays the “Cardiff Giant”, which was involved in one of the biggest hoaxes in the country. The Fort Museum is home to the Frontier Days celebration, Fort Dodge’s annual citywide celebration. The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is located on Business Highway 20 in Fort Dodge. It is open from Monday thru Saturday 9-5; Sunday’ 11-5 from May 1st to 2nd Saturday in October. Admission for adults is $7, for students age 5-17 $3, and children 4 & under are admitted free. Individual and family season memberships are available at the admission desk. Guided group tours are available by appointment. The Museum is located 1/4 mile East of U.S. 169 in Fort Dodge on Kenyon Road (Business 20). For more information, contact the Fort Museum and Frontier Village, 1 Museum Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, or call (515) 573-4231.

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Gimikk

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For the past eight years Gimikk has been rockin' out in Des Moines and the surrounding area, earning its reputation as "The Best Party Band in Des Moines". With their high energy performance and amazing musical skills, topped off by the entertaining and charismatic persona of lead singer, James Brinker, Gimikk is sure to deliver a show unrivaled by any other local act. Fans have faithfully followed the band as it evolved into the group of adept rockers that comprise Gimikk today. In

2003, Billy Seven harnessed a new power and inspiration after trading six strings for four. When Gimikk's enforcer plugs in, a flare uncommon amongst typical bassists is unleashed. The group then added stealth and technical prowess to their arsenal with the addition of guitarists "Jimmi V" & "Cy Kick." Jimmi's mastery of the axe enables Gimikk to pursue the most challenging riffs. Like a skilled snake charmer, his melodies enchant listeners. Meanwhile Cy balances the other the end of the stage, often enlisting the aid of his Golden Acoustic. In June of 2007, Gimikk acquired a vital link in the pursuit of delivering rock to the hard working men and women of Des Moines. James Brinker's experience and penchant for high energy shows is a perfect fit. The final piece fell into place in April of 2009. Drummer and Nashville transplant, Josh Tilton, brings rhythmic skills unequaled in these parts, sure to provide the driving force needed to give you the highest quality rock experience around. Gimikk’s repertoire includes covers from Van Halen to Nickleback and quality originals from their 2008 self released album, “Kindred Puppet.” With professional lights and sound, Gimikk is guaranteed not to disappoint. For over half a decade Gimikk has remained dedicated to bringing you that pure rock sound that drives the heart of the Midwest.

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Areas Best Karaoke Do you like to sing? Then show up & sign up at the Opera House on Friday Night for Frontier Days Karaoke. Karaoke is open to all types of music and ages 18 years and older. Plan now by calling Dr J at 515-571-7615, e-mail him at sjagill@mchsi.com or you can show up at 7:00pm and sign up at The Opera House. We’ll start off with an hour of Open Mic Night, then a contest with a Country Category and an All Music Category. There will be prizes for the winners and great fun for everyone. If you enjoy music of all types or want to bring your family to hear a friend The Opera House is the place to be on Friday Night during Frontier Days. Enjoy the air conditioned comfort, laugh and relax. It’s sure to be a hit!

Ghost Garrison Keeps Spirit of Early Soldiers Alive

The Ghost Garrison brings alive the day-to-day life of U.S. Army Troops who were actually stationed in Iowa in the mid 1800's. It provides a glimpse of a time when Iowa was still a territory, When the frontier was a real place, and the only Civil War was happening in Europe. The Ghost Garrison was organized in 1977 and is made up of members from throughout Iowa. It is incorporated as a not-for-profit educational organization and enjoys Federal tax exempt status. It's primary objective is the growth of general knowledge of early to mid-1800 U.S. military history, the Territory and State of Iowa. Emphasis is given to the early soldiers actually stationed in Iowa and the part these soldiers played in the protection, development, and social fabric of Iowa.

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Craft Village

Friday-Saturday & Sunday Crafters from around the Midwest will be displaying their unique items during Frontier Days. It’s just the place to shop for that one-of-a-kind special gift.

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Richie Lee Richie Lee from Des Moines, Iowa and the youngest of four boys, was singing almost before he could talk and feeling the beat before he could walk. At the age of 7, he won a Buddy Holly look-alike/lip sync contest in Des Moines, Iowa sponsored by KJJY Radio. It was then, Richie knew that he wanted to be a performer. He loved performing in front of the audience and enjoyed the feeling he got while doing so. His interest in Buddy Holly began at the age of 6 after finding a cassette tape of his dad’s. When Richie first put the cassette in the tape player and cranked up the volume, he was like wow! Buddy Holly was a big influence, partly because Richie wore glasses since he was 3 and Buddy was a Rock & Roll star with glasses. This was the start of young Richie’s musical career. He began taking guitar lessons at age 11 after his grandmother Edith, convinced his mom and dad to fulfill his need for music, and then started drums at the age of 12. It was just after four months of lessons that Richie started playing guitar in public, and when at the age of 12, he started playing professionally. At age 13, he cut his first CD “Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s”. Richie has performed on stage with Winter Dance Party drummer Carl Bunch, toured with Tommy Allsup, Jerry Naylor (lead singer of the Crickets), “That’ll Be the Day” famed backup singers the Tolletts, “That’ll Be the Day” famed bass player Larry Welborn, Buddy Holly’s niece Sherry Holly, Big Bopper Jr. and sang to the legendary “Peggy Sue” Gerron. In 2002 he played with Bobby Vee & the Vee’s. It was in 2004 that Richie and his band were on the same billing as the Crickets, Buddy Holly’s band. When 2005 came along, he then went to Green Bay,

Wisconsin and performed a week with Stray Cats’ drummer Slim Jim Phantom. By 2006, at the age of 16, Richie had already finished his second CD “Blue Jeans and a Boy’s Shirt”, which was the main song and written and originally performed by Glen Glenn in 1958, whom he met in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Richie has played with many Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bands & started his own band in 2003 at the age of 13 called “Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50’s”. They are constantly touring the mid-west and beyond. He has traveled as far as Massachusetts, Colorado, Texas and Tennessee, just to name a few. In 2007, Richie got the opportunity to perform in place of Ritchie Valens, when Valens was inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The family of Valens were present and they all joined in on “La Bamba”. Richie was only 17, the same age as Ritchie Valens was when the plane crashed on February 3, 1959. Richie was presented with a gold record by the Valens family in 2009 at the 50th anniversary in Clear Lake, Iowa. The music of the 1950’s is a huge part of Richie’s life. Besides Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, he also pays tribute to Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Dion Dimucci, and many others. His father is a lyricist, and collaborates with Richie to write original songs that are not on CD yet, but will be in the near future.

Collector’s Buttons

Frontier Days 2013 – at the Fort Museum – Fort Dodge May 31st - Friday • June 1st - Saturday • June 2nd - Sunday

Annual Buttons: For 38 years Frontier Days has offered a new design and artwork on the annual button. Many have collected those buttons, some starting in the first year of the event. Others in the year they first attended or a year marking a special occasion for remembering that Frontier Days. The button mainly provided you entrance to Frontier Days each year. WRISTBANDS REPLACE BUTTONS FOR ENTRANCE - Staring in 2013, entrance into the Fontier Days grounds is through a $5 donation which will provide you a 2013 Frontier Days Wristband that is good for all three days of this year’s event. The 2013 wristbands will be available after May 15th at various stores in Fort Dodge and at the games during Frontier Days at the Fort Museum. Collector’s Button: To continue to provide an annual button for those wanting to collect a button, The Frontier Days committee has this year and will continue to produce an annual Collector’s Button with a new design each year. In 2013, the annual collector’s button will be available with a $5 donation at the Frontier Days booth located in the Opera House. Hours of the booth are available on the 2013 schedule available at the gates. *Note: The Collector’s button does not provide your entry onto the Frontier Days - Fort Museum grounds, it is offered only as a collectible button.

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Performing Saturday 3:00 p.m. Sandra Hollingsworth, a native of Indiana, began her dance training in Des Moines, Iowa at age 11 with various teachers. She continued her dance training in Chicago, Illinois at Stone-Camryon Ballet School, Jimmy Payne’s Advanced Tap School, Gus Giordano, Jazz, Evanston, Illinois, James Rozanas, acrobatics and Luiji, Jazz, New York.

Saturday, June 1st • Registration 1:00 p.m. Pull 1:30-4:30 p.m. This is a FREE event with Frontier Days Button, for children 4 to 11 years (2 and 3 year old children will be allowed to compete but are not eligible to win) and the pedal tractors will be provided. Girls and Boys Divisions of children will enter the group for the age that they are the day of the pull. The winner is determined by whoever can pull the weighted sled the greatest distance in their age group. The sled starts at 70lbs (4yr old age group) and will increase based on pull distances up to 200-300lbs (11yr old age group). The 1st and 2nd place winners, of each age group, will be eligible to advance to the State Championship in Marshalltown in September.

Roger Hollingsworth, a native of Fort Dodge, was a juggler first, and a gymnastics teacher second. In 1970, Roger began teaching gymnastics at the Fort Dodge YMCA as an independent gymnastic club, opening up for the first United States Gymnastics Federation competitive gymnastic club in Northwest Iowa. In 1996, he started the Hollingworth Power Stars Tumbling and Trampline Team.

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The Fort Museum represents a Militia Fort built and manned by citizens of Fort Dodge and Webster County. Our museum has a similar history. It was built by the community and opened to the public in 1964. It is operated by the non-profit Fort Dodge Historical Foundation and is supported by memberships in the Foundation, admissions and sales in the Museum Frontier Village.

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The Vibe

The Cardiff Giant

THE “VIBE ” IS EXCITEMENT AND BEYOND IN THIS NEW LAZER LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW THAT WILL GET YOUR HEART PUMPING!!!

The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a 10-foot (3.0 m) tall "petrified man" uncovered on October 16, 1869 by workers digging a well in Cardiff, New York. The giant was the creation of a New York tobacconist named George Hull. Hull hired men to carve out a 10-foot long, 4.5-inch block of gypsum in Fort Dodge, Iowa, telling them it was intended for a monument to Abraham Lincoln in New York. He shipped the block to Chicago, where he hired Edward Burghardt, to carve it into the likeness of a man and swore him to secrecy. Various stains and acids were used to make the giant appear to be old and weathered, and the giant's surface was beaten with steel knitting needles embedded in a board to simulate pores.

Go through the arch and step into the Vibe tent where this DJ driven show will take over your senses of sight and sound. There are two shows to offer enjoyment for a range of ages. The “Full Throttle” show will rock the earth you stand on, this is for those wanting the most in lights and sound! Or try the “Half Throttle Show”, which is set to wake up the youth in you and will do just that - yet gives you sound you can handle. See the Frontier Days website for times of the two different shows, or check out the Frontier Days schedule handed out at the gates when you enter. Don’t miss it... “THE VIBE” at the 2013 Frontier Days.

Fort Museum Fort Dodge, IA Experience the Past!

One of the finest collections of Native American, Pioneer & Military History and Artifacts in the Midwest

Visit the 18 Buildings of Exhibits, plus the Trading Post Gift Shop & Tourist Info Center

Open May 1st through September 30th Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5 Located on Bus. Hwy. 20 in Fort Dodge, IA 515.573.4231 Fort Dodge Historical Foundation, Inc. Bus. Hwy. 20 • 1 Museum Rd Fort Dodge, IA 515-573-4231 thefort@frontiernet.net www.fortmuseum.com

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Bobby Awe and his band have been entertaining for more than 30 years throughout Iowa. Besides Bobby, (vocals, rhythm guitar and steel guitar) members of the band are Dale Eichor (vocals, harmony and bass guitar) Arlo Hogrefe (lead guitar, mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar and harmony vocals) Richard Coleman (vocals and drums). The Country Awe Stars Band has become a tradition to Frontier Days celebrations. Bobby Awe and the Country Awe Stars are looking forward to this year’s event and invite all their country fans to come out and be with them to celebrate another great year of Frontier Days at the Fort.

Shadric Smith & The Smith Family Band Sunday • June 2nd Under the Big Top 1PM to 4PM

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Pop ROCKS is not just a band; they are a HIGH ENERGY LIVE MUSIC SHOW that plays the BIGGEST DANCE PARTY HITS made to fill the floor! Pop ROCKS brings you the best of today’s hottests hits, 80’s rock, throwback hip-hop, and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a PARTY ZONE format! Pop ROCKS is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an Arena Rock extravaganza!

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