Start the New Year with a visit to Ottumwa and Wapello County - we can’t wait for you to join us. From world-renowned performers and Winter Wonderland events to Bullriders of America and Cow/Calf Conference, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here!
KIIC Farm Show and 52nd Corn Belt Cow-Calf Conference - This year's conference is January 26-27 at Bridge View Center. The two-day event is filled with panel discussions, expo hall booths, guest speakers, and break-out sessions.
Bullriders of America 2023 Finals - Head-slammin’, bone-jammin’, professional bull riding returns to the Bridge View Center with Bullriders of America 2023 Finals on Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4. Each morning will feature a cowboy breakfast in the expo hall, right beside the arena.
Grant Wood's Birthday Party for Kids - Come to the American Gothic House Center for this free birthday scavenger hunt for school-aged children. Get an official scavenger hunt form, find the answers in the gallery, and turn it in. Birthday gift bags will be given out, while supplies last.
Chocolate Lovers: Casino Royale - Join American Home Finding on February 9 from 7-10 p.m. at Hotel Ottumwa for a night of hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, and all the chocolate you can eat. Tickets are limited so reserve yours now!
Battle of the Brushes 2024 - Watch local artists create masterpieces on the spot with only 90 minutes and a fun, surprise theme. A yearly favorite, the event will be held on February 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Hotel Ottumwa.
On Eagles' Wings: Wapello County's Wildlife Weekend - Join Meet Ottumwa and Wapello County Conservation on February 24 for a day of watching Bald Eagles on the Des Moines River, talking with experts in wildlife and conversation, seeing animals up close and personal, and learning more about what species are native to Wapello County. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
Easton Corbin Live at Bridge View Center - Country music star Easton Corbin will be performing live at Ottumwa’s Bridge View Center on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest and local favorite Ted Stockton.
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