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 Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 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 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Ely City Park.
5k Race Results
|Fall Fest 5K Results|
|2017 5k – Overall||2017 5k – Division|
|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 11 am – 6:30 pm.
Cost: $30 per team
Teams: 2-person teams
Awards: Cash awards to 1st and 2nd place
*Limit of 16 teams
Fall Fest Youth Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by Bait, Guns & More in Anamosa, IA
Grab your fishing pole and head to City Park on October 14th!
Anglers ages 5 – 16 are invited to participate in the first annual Fall Fest Fishing Tournament! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winner of each division! Division 1 will be working towards most fish caught, while Division 2 will be fighting for most fish caught and longest measured fish!
No need to rush to the store to stock up, our generous sponsor will have a tent located at City Park containing all your fishing needs! They will be selling poles, a very wide variety of bait, hooks and any other gear you may need throughout the event!
Cost: $5 registration only / $10 registration + Ely Fishing Tournament t-shirt
Punt, Pass & Kick Competition
This FREE competition is open to all 3rd – 8th grade participants
The competition will be held at the Football Fields at the top of Ely City Park and will begin at 1:30pm. Registrations will also be available in person the day of the event at 1:00pm.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each grade!
* CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED *
1st Annual Ely Fall Fest Board & Brush Party!
This exciting event is for participants 16+ who have an interest in crafty designs! Denise Hoy with Creative Outlet will be leading two separate classes on Saturday October 14th. No previous painting experience required!
Over the hour long session, participants will enjoy prepping their board and painting a beautiful Fall design that they can take home with them after the event! Please choose which session you would like to sign up for below:
11:00am – 12:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Registration fee is $20 per participant.
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.
The Parks and Recreation Committee will be hosting a Prelude to Fall Fest Chili Dinner on Sunday October 1st from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Ely American Legion. We invite all who have signed up to volunteer at Fall Fest to come out and celebrate, allowing us as a community to thank you for your time and effort in making our 10th annual the greatest year yet!
*** All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend the Prelude Chili Dinner! Please sign up to bring your favorite chili or cornbread recipe by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org ***
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 email@example.com 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
|Bass Family Farms||Price Mechanical|
Platinum – $500 to $999
Atlantic Bottling Company – Coca-Cola
South Slope Cooperative Communications
Gold – $250 to $499
|Solon Sate Bank||1540 State Street, Ely, IA|
|Casey’s General Store||State Street, Ely, IA|
|Novak Electric||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|First Presbyterian Church Near Ely||11100 Spanish Rd., Ely, IA|
|Thompson Truck & Trailer||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Harger’s Acoustics||2245 State St., Ely, IA|
|Hy-Vee – Wilson Avenue Store||20 Wilson Av. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA|
|Lynch Ford Chevrolet||410 US 30, Mt. Vernon, IA|
|MMS Consultants, Inc.||1917 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA|
| Jesse Grade – Realtor
St. John Lutheran Church
Cedar Rapids, 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|
|Quaker Oats||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.