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May 31, June 1, & 2, 2024

Denmark Heritage Days 2024 is bigger and better than ever!

LIVE AUCTION! 

2:30PM Saturday, June 1st 

Proceeds from the auction directly support Denmark Heritage Days and keep it going year after year. 

Click here for a full list of items up for auction!

About Denmark Heritage Days

Antique Tractors, Classic Cars, Gas Engines, BBQ Competition, Quilts, Crafts, and More! There is something for everyone in Denmark's Star Park during Denmark Heritage Days!

Celebrate our History!  Denmark was home to the Academy which received its charter from the Iowa Territorial Legislature in 1843.  The Academy held its first classes in 1846 in the wooden congregational church.  In 1848, the board decided to built a two-story building, which was completed in 1850.  A large frontal addition was added in 1866.  It was the first four-year educational institution of its kind west of the Mississippi and attracted many families to Denmark.

 

Denmark, Iowa was first settled in June of 1836.  It is home to the first congregational church west of the Mississippi River.  It was first built from wood in 1845-1846.  The present church was built inside the wooden walls.  It is now built from brick made locally in a kiln at Lost Creek on the Woodroffe Farm. 

 

From early on, the church was strongly anti-slavery, and Denmark became an important stop on the Underground Railroad. 

 

Our heritage is rich in strong characters, brave settlers and proud farmers.  Join us the first weekend in June for fun-filled activities for the whole family! 

 

Denmark Township’s Impressive Historical Past Revealed! 

NOW ON SALE: The Denmark Historical Society's new book, The Story of Denmark Township, can be purchased for $20 at the Denmark Branch of Farmers Savings Bank, or it can be ordered and shipped for $25 through the Denmark Historical Society. 

Email denmarkhistorical1836@gmail.com to request your copy! 

Click here to read more! 

 

Email general questions or comments to: DenmarkHeritageDays@gmail.com

Denmark Heritage Days

When

May 31, June 1, & 2, 2024



Where

Denmark Star Park, Denmark, Iowa 52624

 

Daily Events

 

  • Tractors and gas engines on display

  • Homemade Ice-cream

  • Antiques/Primitives

  • Flea Market, Book Sale, Crafts

  • Book Sale

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides

  • Train rides for kids

  • Kettle Korn

 

Friday

7:00AM              Tractor & Gas Engine Registration​

8:00AM              Town Wide Yard Sales

4:00PM               Standing Bear Council

6:00-9:00-PM     LIVE MUSIC: Jefferson Connection

Saturday

​7:00AM               Breakfast at the Fire Station

8:00AM               Town Wide Yard Sales

8:30AM               Flag Raising by Boy Scouts

9:00AM               Pink Heals of Western Illinois

9:00AM               Pedal Tractor Pulls

10:00AM-3PM   Custom Car & Pickup Show

10:00AM-12PM  Sidewalk chalk drawing contest

10:30AM             Big Wheel Races for Kids

11:00AM             Standing Bear Council

1:00PM               Tractor Parade

1:30PM               Silver Steppers Performance

2:30PM               Live Auction

6:00PM               LIVE MUSIC: Jive Radio

Sunday

7:30AM               Breakfast at Church​

10:00AM             Church in Shelter House

​11:00AM             Ham Ball Dinner at the Church

1:00PM               Tractor Parade

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