Junction Days 2019

Red Oak Junction Days 2019

Thursday, June 27th - Sunday, June 30th

Junction Days is Red Oak, Iowa’s annual summer celebration. Always hosted the last full weekend of June, the community comes together for a whole weekend of fun. Junction Days is the perfect time for families and alumni to come together for reunion celebrations. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone even if you’re not a Red Oak native. Come enjoy live music, beverage gardens, tournaments, contests, food, fun, laughter, the Grand Parade, and much more.

Come experience the Heart of Southwest Iowa.


A HUGE thank-you to our top Junction Days sponsors!

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
Houghton State Bank
Building Crafts
US Bank
2019 Junction Days T-Shirt



Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers

Displayed Thursday thru Sunday, day and night.

A very emotional exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen will be on display during the Junction Days weekend to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform.

The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of over 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001.  This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases.  And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS.

The Tribute Towers will be setup at Noon on Thursday, June 27th and will remain on display until Noon on Sunday, June 30th in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa.

For more information about the Tribute Towers, please visit www.patrioticproductions.org

Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers

Event Registrations

Click the images below to be linked to the event’s online registration.

If you would rather register via paper, you can find the downloadable registration form within the event below, or you can stop by our office and we’ll get you registered.

Paid Event Registrations

2nd Annual Shady Tree BBQ Contest
Junction Days Fun Run 2019
Junction Days Vendor Fair
Junction Days Mud Volleyball Tournament

Free Event Registration

Junction Days Grand Parade
Junction Days Water Fights
Junction Days Name That Tune Contest
Junction Days Bring Home the Talent Contest
Junction Days Hot Dog Eating Contest

Schedule of Events

All activities will be held in Red Oak’s Historic Downtown unless otherwise noted.
Activities may change without notice. * New 2019 events
Click here to download a copy of the schedule.

Thursday – Sunday:


  • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • ROCIA Family Fun Activities
    • Lettuce Entertain U: Family Fun Night, hosted by the Red Oak Farmers Market
    • * Junction Days Show & Shine Car Show
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM
    • Supper in the Park, hosted by the Montgomery County Cattlemen
  • 6:00 PM
    • Junction Days 2019 Opening Ceremony (Richard Simpson Memorial Stage)
  • 6:30 PM
    • * Peel & Shuck Shrimp Feed (Red Oak Elks Lodge) Open to the public!


  •  Noon – 6:00 PM – * Movies at the Depot (Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum)
  • 7:00 PM – Midnight
  • 8:00 PM – Midnight
    • Chautauqua Road Band @ ROAR!


  • 5:00 AM – 2nd Annual Shady Tree BBQ Contest Begins!
  • 7:00 – 9:30 AM – Rotary Club Pancake Feed
  • 7:30 / 7:35 AM – 5 Mile / 2 Mile Fun Run Silly Walk
  • 8:00 – 4:00 PM – Vendor Fair Begins
  • 10:30 AM – Grand Parade (Parade line-up starts at 4th & Linden)
  • 10:30 – 4:00 PM – Food Vendors Begins
  • 11:30 – 1:00 PM – Junction Days Luncheon (First Covenant Church)
  • 11:30 – 4:00 PM – Tractor Display
  • Noon – 3:00 PM – * Red Oak Middle School Open House
  • Noon – 3:00 PM – Bingo (Red Oak Eagles’ Club)
  • Noon – 3:00 PM – Balloon Artists
  • Noon – 4:00 PM – Kids Inflatables
  • Noon – * Frozen T-Shirt Challenge
  • 12:30 PM – Hot Dog Eating Contest (Richard Simpson Memorial Stage)
  • 1:00 PM – Kiwanis Duck Race (Historic Fountain Square Fountain)
  • 1:30 PM – Name That Tune Contest (Richard Simpson Memorial Stage)
  • 2:00 PM – Water Fights (4th Street between Coolbaugh and Reed Street)
  • 2:30 PM – Bring Home the Talent Contest (Richard Simpson Memorial Stage)
  • 4:00 PM – Midnight – Junction Days Downtown Beverage Garden
    • 5:00 – 6:20 PM – Open Interest
    • 6:40 – 8:00 PM – Eric Nelson
    • 9:00 – Midnight – Code Blue
  • 6:00 PM – 2nd Annual Shady Tree BBQ Contest Judging Begins
  • 7:00 PM – Figure 8 Races (Montgomery County Fairgrounds)


  • 8:00 AM – 2nd Annual 5k Family Bike Ride (Begins Downtown)
  • 8:00 AM – Tractor Ride (Begins at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
  • 8:00 – 11:00 AM – Ambassadors’ Flight Breakfast (Red Oak Municipal Airport)
  • Noon – Mud Volleyball Tournament (Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
  • Noon – Junction Days Sunday Funday  Beverage Garden (Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
  • Noon – 4:00 PM – * Movies at the Depot (Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum)
  • 1:00 PM – * Doubles Horseshoe Tournament (Kirk Vannausdle Horseshoe Park, Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
  • At Dusk – * Fireworks Display – Launched from the Red Oak Sports Complex

If you have questions about the schedule, a particular event, want to volunteer, or anything else, please contact our office.

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