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Pufferbilly Days™

Celebrating the railroad history of Boone, Iowa since 1977


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This event takes place near the Beer Tent, on the far west end of the Entertainment Area.

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The Pufferbilly Days™ beer tent will be open on
Friday from 4PM - Midnight
& Saturday from 11AM - Midnight

Wristbands are required for purchase, with tickets available near the beer tent.

Bingo Caller

Carnival & Games

Friday, August 5 at 5PM on Story Street from 7th-9th Streets

No fee to enter, no advanced registration needed. To participate, drive your classic car to Story Street on Friday after 4PM and look for the check-in tent.

Vendor Registration Now Open!

Saturday, August 6, 2022  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Download the application and vendor details here: Craft-and-Vendor-Application-2022

Return your application by June 1 via mail or email to the contact listed at the bottom of the form.

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Food vendor applications will be available soon. Please check back.

Pufferbilly Days ™ Steering Committee Announces 2022 Grand Marshal


The Pufferbilly Days™ Steering Committee and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the naming of the 2022 Pufferbilly Days™ festival grand marshal, John Dawkins.

Dawkins, a Boone resident, retired from a career working for the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly the Chicago and North Western). He has been involved in the Boone community long before retirement, including chairing the Pufferbilly Days™ spike driving contest and model railroad swap meet for several years. Since retiring, Dawkins has become even more involved in the community. He volunteers several days per week at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad as train conductor and helps with special events such as Thomas the Tank Engine and the Pumpkin Trains. During the school year, Dawkins starts his morning at Sacred Heart School, where he volunteers as the crossing guard and bus line referee. He has also been known to prepare lunch for the students in the school kitchen.

Dawkins also volunteers with the Salvation Army Food Pantry. A few years ago, he took it upon himself to create a cookbook using simple ingredients to support patrons of the food pantry. When asked about his cookbook and recipes in it, he comments “it’s so easy, even a school crossing guard can make it!” Dawkins uses his recipes at the Boone County Fair 4-H Food Stand and the Boone Humane Society Soup Supper. Dawkins received the City of Boone Community Dedication Award in 2017.

Dawkins was nominated by Travis Stevenson, General Manager of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.

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Registration is open for the 2022 Pufferbilly Days™ Parade!

Saturday, August 6, 2022 starting at 9:30 AM


Parade Route

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