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2016 MARION COUNTY FAIR GRANDSTAND EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
The Charlie Daniels Band is known for their contributions to country and southern rock music and is best known for their No. 1 country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which became a platinum single, topping both country and pop charts, earning a Grammy, three CMA trophies, and becoming a cornerstone of the "Urban Cowboy" movie soundtrack. Known for their southern rock hits "The South's Gonna Do It Again" and "Long Haired Country Boy," and the historic Volunteer Jam concerts. The CDB will perform over 100 concert dates in 2016 including performances on the Grand Ole Opry.
Gates open at 6:30 pm."Party in the Pits"  Phil Vandel is the opening act.

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
 OUTLAW DIRT KARTS 

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
FULL BLOWN RODEO

Wright Rodeo Company brings the best in rodeo to the Marion County Fair. This United Rodeo Association event, co-sanctioned with the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association, brings both award-winning stock and competitors from throughout the Midwest to Knoxville. Non URA cardholding participants are eligible to compete as well.

Bottles, glass, cans and coolers prohibited. No smoking in the grandstands.



 

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26TH ANNUAL ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY 360 KNOXVILLE NATIONALS presented by Great Southern Bank

Thursday, August 4 - Saturday August 6, 2016

The Southern Iowa Sprint Week kicks off with the three-day 360 Knoxville Nationals. The event will feature the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and pay a record $15,000 to the winner in 2016! Expect 100+ cars to compete in the most prestigious 360 sprint car event in the country!
 
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2016 KUSTOM CONCRETE PUMPING CAPITANI CLASSIC presented by Great Southern Bank

Sunday, August 7, 2016

This Sunday event honoring long-time Knoxville Raceway Promoter Ralph Capitani has become a must see event. This is the last chance the 410 teams have to prepare for the Knoxville Nationals. The event has averaged a car count of 75 the previous four years and is action packed with six heat races, two B Mains and the feature pays $5,000 to win!

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56TH ANNUAL 5-hour Energy KNOXVILLE NATIONALS presented by Casey's General Store

Wednesday, August 10 - Saturday, August 13, 2016 

The event that made Knoxville Raceway the "Sprint Car Capital of the World" is a four-day event that draws over 25,000 fans to Knoxville, Iowa (population 7,000) each August! With over 100 cars vying for a spot in the 50 lap, $9,500 to start and $150,000 to win championship on Saturday Night, it makes for intense preliminary events on Wednesday through Friday. The event is also a family reunion for the dirt track racing community with camping, food vendors, and endless options for your racing t-shirt wardrobe! Be here for the best four-wide parade lap of the season with plenty of fireworks on and above the track. 
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13TH ANNUAL LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, September 17, 2016

Knoxville Raceway is home for the dirt late models one week each year! The Late Model Knoxville Nationals has become a crown jewel event making drivers legends when they put their name in the record books as a Knoxville Champion! The 100 lap, $40,000 to win championship on Saturday has been one of the best dirt track races of the year in recent years with lap passes to win bringing the crowd to their feet on several occasions!

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