Ely Parks & Recreation present the 10th Annual Ely Fall Fest
Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14, 2017.
*Check back here often for more information and updates
2017 Fall Fest 5k & 1 Mile Run
The Ely Fall Fest 5K Moonlight Run/Walk and 1 Mile Moonlight Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 13 at 7:45 PM.
Registration is from July 25 – October 12.
Packet Pick-up will be Thursday, October 12 from 6 – 8 PM at Ely Community Center and evening of the race, Friday, October 13, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
5k Race Results
|Fall Fest 5K Results|
|2016 5K – Overall||2016 5K – Division|
|2015 5K – Overall||2015 5K – Division|
Fall Fest Adult Co-ed Softball Tournament
Grab your friends and get a team together for the Fall Fest Softball Tournament.
The tournament will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Ely City Park from 9 am – 6:30 pm.
Cost: $200 per team
Teams: 9-14 person teams (see rules for male/female ratios)
Awards: 1st place wins 1/2 of all registration fees
*Limit of 8 teams
Fall Fest Adult Cornhole Tournament
Bags. Lawn Toss. Cornhole. Whatever you call it, it’ll be at Fall Fest.
Teams of two will compete against each other in a double elimination tournament on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Ely American Legion from 9 am – 6:30 pm.
Cost: $30 per team
Teams: 2-person teams
Awards: Cash awards to 1st and 2nd place
*Limit of 16 teams
2nd Annual Ely Fall Fest Wiener Dog Races
Sponsored by The Downtown Dachshund
Register your dachshunds in one of three age categories – Under-5, Junior 5-10, Senior 10+.
It’s not just for dachshunds – there will be a non-dachshund category also.
The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Cedar Valley Humane Society.
Fall Fest Volunteers
Ely is blessed with people who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to help make great things happen.
We need your help to put on an amazing Fall Fest.
Volunteer sign-ups are through the link below.
Fall Fest Sponsors
|Our sponsors make it possible for Fall Fest to be a great time for all while raising money to develop and improve Ely’s parks and recreational opportunities. As a Fall Fest sponsor, you and your business are recognized by hundreds of area residents and consumers for your community spirit. Please contact Callie O’Brien at 319-848-4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your company are interested in being a sponsor for this year’s Fall Fest. Individual event sponsorships are available.|
Diamond – $1,000 & More
|Odie’s Bar & Grill||Prime Mechanical Inc.|
Platinum – $500 to $999
Ely Fire & Rescue
Robert & Diane Kibby
South Slope Cooperative Communications
T&K Roofing & Sheet Metal
Gold – $250 to $499
|Acme Electric Co.||3353 Southgate Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Brosh Chapel & the Avacentre||2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Collins Community Credit Union||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|The Company Store||1205 State St, Ely, IA|
|First Presbyterian Church Near Ely||11100 Spanish Rd., Ely, IA|
|F J Krob & Co Elevator||1705 Dows St., Ely|
|Harger’s Acoustics||2245 State St., Ely, IA|
|Hy-Vee – Wilson Avenue Store||20 Wilson Av. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Interstate Power & Light Company||200 1st St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Lynch Ford Chevrolet||410 US 30, Mt. Vernon, IA|
|MMS Consultants, Inc.||1917 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA|
|Quaker Oats||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Solon State Bank – Ely||1540 State St., Ely, IA|
|St. John’s Lutheran Church||1420 Walker St., Ely, IA|
Silver – $100 to $249
|Action Services, Inc||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Brown Concrete & Backhoe||Ely, IA|
|Brown Well Pump||Ely, IA|
|Cleppe’s 66||1555 State St., Ely, IA|
|D&N Fence||4000 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Kiracoffe Oil, Company||1295 IA-965, Swisher, IA|
|Millhiser Smith||3100 Oakland Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Municipal Supply Co.||1550 NE 51st Ave, Des Moines, IA|
|Theisen’s||Cedar Rapids, IA|
With Ely’s rich agricultural history, it seemed only natural to hold the town festival in the fall. Fall Fest encourages farmers to take a break and have a relaxing day with friends before the busy harvest season kicks into full gear and gives us “city” folk a chance to slow down and visit with our neighbors before the cold temperatures and the hustle and bustle of the holidays keep us indoors for the winter months.
All proceeds of Fall Fest go towards construction and development of Ely’s local parks. The City of Ely hopes to make Fall Fest a fun, family-oriented celebration that people of all ages can look forward to every fall.