State Center Rose Festival
Held annually since 1958, the State Center Rose Festival celebrates the history and charm of our beautiful town and historic Rose Garden. Featuring a Grand Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday, the Rose Festival has something for everyone to indulge in throughout each day. If you’re hungry, KCBS BBQ entrants cook up award-winning entrees for sampling on Friday night, food vendors serving an array of tastes fill our food court area, and other local stands complete the menu. Kids and adults alike will love the new Extreme FunZone, smaller kiddies can enjoy the kid’s RoseZone on the library grounds where there’s always something ‘wild’ to explore, shoppers can browse through our main street stores and Craft Show and Market, adventurers should stay for the truck and tractor pull, or if you need a tranquil setting tour the aromatic Rose Garden. Evenings are capped off with main events like the Rose Queen coronation pageant, live music, and an explosive fireworks show. Reigning over the festivities are the Rose Queen and her Princess, along with Little Miss and Mr. Rosebud.
To learn more about State Center, we encourage you to visit our town’s website at http://www.statecenteriowa.org.