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Inflatables are back! Free Wristbands required!

Toxic Rush inflatable obstacle course
Toxic Rush Inflatable Obstacle Course

Inflatables are back!! After two years of COVID-19 modifications we are excited to welcome families to enjoy a park full of FREE bounce houses and inflatable games during Hoover’s Hometown Days. Inflatables will be located in Village Green Park on Saturday, August 6th from 11am-5pm. 

Please note that WRISTBANDS are required this year, but they are FREE. Help us track participation in order to maintain event elements in the future. Wristbands can be picked up at the marked tent in front of Town Hall on event day. 


The Hoover’s Hometown Days committee is looking for donations to help continue to provide free entertainment. If you are interested, please consider donating HERE.

Eat, Shop & Explore

Get ready to Eat, Shop & Explore on Main Street on Saturday! We have an awesome line-up of vendors, food trucks, pop-up shops and activities to keep you entertained on Saturday, August 7th. Come on out to eat & shop in historic Main Street West Branch, stroll through the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, watch the 34th Annual Hoover-Ball National Championships, enjoy carnival games and pony rides or live music in a beverage garden. There’s something for everyone!

Map # and Vendor Placement

1 Lugo’s Gourmet Popcorn and Lemonade
2 Scentsy
Cotton Creek Mill
3 Humans for Racial Justice
4 Al Made
Heritage Museum
5 West Branch Community Development Group*
6 Margs Little Red House
7 KeDough Bakery
8 Friends of Iowa PBS
9 TC Bonez BBQ
10 Comfort Food
11 Fetching Fashions Doll Designs by Barb
12 Fish Barn
13 Pony Rides
14 White Pumpkin Studio
15 The Sugar Rush Factory
Photo Op – “Find Your Wings”
17 Balloon artist
Herb N Lou’s Pizza & Spirits
18 Browns West Branch
19 Marco’s Grilled Cheese
Shop & Drop – Free Bag Check in Springdale Agency
20 HawkToys
21 Cindy’s Tropical Shaved Ice
22 Luna’s Taqueria
23 WB Lions Club

24 Ktwelve Art Studio & Ethereal Grey
25 O&A Boutique26 Moe’s Barn Wood Decor
27 Jack & Jill Deli
28 West Branch United Methodist Church (in Town Hall)
29 Kona Ice (Presidential Motors Parking Lot)
30 223 Vintage Co.
31 Fire Station Grill Out*
32 West Branch High School Robotics*
33 CreativeBliss
34 EmaJo Designs
35 The Serving Cafe
36 Forever & Always Designs
37 Main Street Sweets
38 Funky Fashions Jewelry
39 Caricatures
40 Corridor Home Redesign
41 Izzy’s Treasures
42 Hoover Foundation Picnic*
43 The Down Under
44 West Branch FFA Alumni*
45 Ink & Essence Books
46 Graceann Boutique
47 A Beautiful Purpose
48 Pickle Creek Herbs
49 Meadow and Brook Boutique
50 Flannel Feather
51 Brick Arch Winery
*denotes a local fundraising effort.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Hoover’s Hometown Days wouldn’t be complete without festivities at the Herbert Hoover Historic Site and National Park! Take some time in between the shopping and games to enjoy these events and more:

  • Hoover Prairie Run
  • Smith Studio Jazz
  • Chautauqua area
  • Exhibitors
  • Iowa Raptor Center
  • Hoover Foundation Picnic
  • Hoover Life Celebration
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Herbert Hoover, presented by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • And Hoover-ball, of course!

Make sure to check the calendar for specific locations and times!


Hoover’s Hometown Days will have fireworks in 2021!

We have a new location and fireworks are happening! You can now view the show from Cubby Park, with musical accompaniment by Iowa Brass.

The music starts with Iowa Brass at 8:30 on Saturday night, and the fireworks show will start around 9:30.

Please complete this form by August 4th if you would like to reserve a parking spot at Cubby Park.  1st priority parking will be given to those with handicap parking permits and Veterans. You will need to arrive no later than 8:30pm. Reserved parking will be released to non registered participants after 8:30pm on August 7, 2021.

Activities for Kids

Things will look a little different this year, but we have lots of cool stuff planned to entertain kids of all ages!

  • Free carnival games with PRIZES!
  • Youth Hoover-ball
  • Parade
  • Bubble stations
  • Balloon sculptist
  • Caricature artist
  • Strolling magician
  • Pony rides
  • Water balloon fight
  • Pedal tractor pull
  • Food and vendors for all ages

This year Youth Hoover-ball is going to be Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. There are spots open and there’s still time to register online! Make sure to check the calendar of events for times and location of all activities.