A Half-Century Of Arts Festivals In Ames

The Octagon Art Festival in Ames was canceled last year but returns this year at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Ames. Photo: Think Ames

The Octagon Art Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with almost 100 artists from 15 states lining Ames‘ downtown streets. Creations on display include ceramics, paintings, photography, woodworking and more.

There will also be fresh bites from several food trucks, including Karam’s Grill (Mediterranean), Sweet Treats (ice cream) and Smiles Food Carts (with hot dogs and gyro stands). Attendees can also take in live music and family-friendly activities.

Admission is free. The event, put on by Ames’ Octagon Center for the Arts, will be held rain or shine. Find more information here.


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