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Live Music at Hoover’s Hometown Days

Hoover’s Hometown Days is BACK for 2021 and we want you to know we’ve got some great live entertainment lined up! Music starts Friday night at the fire station with Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys.

Who: Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys
Where: Fire Station Beer Garden
When: Friday Night

Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys are a band from central Iowa bringing real down-home country music to every show with youthful and lively performances. Combining a mix of iconic covers and original music with a classic country sound, they’ll be sure to get the party started right this year.

Check out their website for more and follow them on Facebook!

Chautauqua Tent

The National Park Service and Hoover Presidential Foundation are once again bringing back the Chautauqua Tent!  Located across from the Birthplace Cottage, the tent features fun and educational programming for all ages.

This year we’re excited to feature a portrayal of the man himself, Herbert Hoover — as performed by Brian Fox Ellis! Fox is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist, and has been a featured speaker at Chautauqua in many states. He has worked with museums and presidential libraries to bring detail and accuracy to his programs. His Hoover program will focus on Hoover’s humanitarian campaign during WWI, “Food Will Win the War.” Learn about how Hoover managed production and distribution of food, worked with farm cooperatives and millers, and mobilzed an army of home ec teachers and housewives, in an effort to both feed the troops and empower women on the home front. Check him out 3:00pm on Saturday, August 3rd.

Remember, if you enjoy hearing about Hoover’s humanitarian work, you can see more in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for FREE until 5:00pm!

Hoover Prairie Run

On Saturday, August 3rd, you can run or walk at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, sponsored by the West Branch Lions Club! All money raised will be used by the Lions Club for community projects.

The 4.5K run follows mown grass trails through the Hoover Tall-grass Prairie. The 1.5K walk is around the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum grounds and gravesite.

Registration information:

The runs will start at 8:00am on Saturday! There will be prizes awarded for the top 3 in each category. Check out the West Branch Lions Club on Facebook for more details!

New Show!

Master of circus arts and sideshow stunts, Martika will be doing an interactive show on Saturday at 12:30!

Sword-swallower, fire-eater, and international woman of mystery, Martika will bring high octane entertainment to the Main Street Stage this summer. You won’t believe one person can do all the things she does!

Martika’s shows are entertaining and even inspirational, which makes the show perfect for the whole family.

You can see some highlights from her performances below, but you’ll definitely want to see her act in person. When was the last time you saw someone swallow a sword in real life?!