A Message From the Denmark Heritage Days Committee:
We regretfully would like to inform everyone that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Denmark Heritage Days for 2020 due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus.  As soon as it is safe to get together again, we will begin planning for Denmark Heritage Days 2021 which will be its 15th Anniversary!  Thank you to all of those that have supported us through the years and we will see you all next year.  Until then stay healthy and safe!

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 to request your copy! 

Click here to read more! 


Email general questions or comments to:

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 Heritage Days


The first weekend in June each year.


Denmark Star Park, Denmark, Iowa 52624


Daily Events


  • Tractors and gas engines on display

  • Flea Market, Book Sale, Crafts

  • Book Sale

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides

  • Train rides for kids

  • Educational exhibits

  • Tractor, car, and gas engine parade 1:00pm daily!



7:00AM              Tractor & Gas Engine Registration​

8:00AM              Town Wide Yard Sales

9:30AM              Historical Society Museum Opens 

                            at Farmers Savings Bank

1:00PM              Car & Tractor Parade


​7:30-9:30AM     Breakfast at the Fire Station

8:00AM              Town Wide Yard Sales

9:00AM-2PM     Quilt Show in the Church

10:00AM-3PM   Car Show

10:00AM-1PM   Sidewalk chalk drawing contest

1:00PM               Car & Tractor Parade

1:30PM               Live Auction

2:30PM               Silver Steppers Performance

                            Pedal Tractor Pulls

3:30PM               Bill Riley Talent Competition

5:00PM               Pork Loin Meal in Shelter House


7:30AM               Breakfast at Church​

​11:00AM             Ham Ball Dinner at the Church

12:00PM             BBQ Cook-Off Competition

1:00PM               Car & Tractor Parade

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