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Photos from the Fairfield Cultural District, scroll down

RAGBRAI 2013, Friday, July 26, 2013

On the Square.
RAGBRAI 2013

Fairfield was an overnight town for RAGBRAI 2013, Friday, July 26th.
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Booths and food vendors are set up on the square.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Early arrivals.
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Just some of the entertainment that is being prepared.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Or you can just rest....
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William Henry Coop was the first pioneer settler born in Jefferson County (1836). He and his young friend have been sitting in Central Park since 1981 (sculpted by Christopher Bennet).
RAGBRAI 2013.

More vendors set up on Main St.
RAGBRAI 2013.

A bike washing station provided by a vendor, in front of the Courthouse.
RAGBRAI 2013.

A contest was held on the Courthouse lawn Friday at about 6pm - Guinness World Records certified that our attempt at the record for the most false mustaches worn at a public event was reviewed, verified, and is now official! About 2200 people wore mustaches for 6 minutes to beat a record set at Grand Rapids, MI. It was reported as one of the highlights by RAGBRAI riders.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Later in the evening, more people arrive on the square.
RAGBRAI 2013.

A group of young people, part of the Peru Amateur Circus from Indiana, put on a show.
RAGBRAI 2013.

The popular Beer Garden opens.  Entrance is through the gazebo.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Most of the riders have arrived by now.  In all, about 23,000 people arrived here on Friday.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Saturday morning the riders head south to beat the heat, 6:03AM.
RAGBRAI 2013.

They are serenaded as they leave (next to the Maasdam Barns).
RAGBRAI 2013.

7:55am, the sun is rising behind the mist.
RAGBRAI 2013.

They just keep coming, down Hwy 1 from the square.  About 10,000 riders, maybe more.
RAGBRAI 2013.

8:36am, some stop here for a quick breakfast.
RAGBRAI 2013.

This giant bicycle was made here for the 1997 RAGBRAI, when Fairfield was an overnight town, so was displayed again.
RAGBRAI 2013.

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, July 26, 27, 2013

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1st Fridays Art Walk, "All Things Italian Street Festival", June 2010.

June 2010 Art walk

Welcome to the June 2010 Fairfield All Things Italian Street Festival and 1st Fridays Art Walk. Named as one of just 25 destinations in Iowa as a 2010 "Must See Event" and a "Silver Ticket Cash Stop" by the Iowa Lottery and the Iowa Tourism Office.
Fairfield All Things Italian Street Festival.

Food and other booths on the Fairfield Square.
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Organized by SOFIA in cooperation with Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk.
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Southern entrance to Central Park.
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Homemade lasagna is a favorite at the Italian Fest Art Walk.
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Lots of Italian food booths.
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Will there be enough food?
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Places to sit and eat.
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There are always long lines for the lasagna. They are waiting for more lasagne pans to arrive.
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Bread sticks come with the lasagna.
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More Italian treats.
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The Italian Festival cannolis have been a favorite Italian treat at all the All Things Italian Street Festivals.
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Filling the cannolis just before they are served is the right way to do it.
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How about a cookie instead?.
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They came to the right place to have fun.
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Sidewalk art.
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Italian Master Madonnaro chalk artist from Venice, Italy, president of Madonnari Associazione D'Italia .
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Waiting for the entertainment to begin.
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Clown, juggler and Italian performance artist Douglas Grew, and Lionel Bottari, from Chicago.
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Arrival of Il Trattenimento Italiano Dance Troupe.
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The repertoire of Il Trattenimento Italiano includes folk dances, folk tales, and historical background narration.
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Everybody gets in the act.
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Bocce ball.
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North side of the square.
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Broadway Ave was closed to cars.
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More places to eat and hang out.
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Another happy couple.
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The "Merchants of Venice" vendors. northeast of the square.
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More to eat.
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Learn to make pottery.
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Don't eat this pasta, sponsored by Fairfield Public Library.
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Italian cars and motorcycles on display.
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Alfa Romeo is a long-time Italian car manufacturer, now owned by FIAT.
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Ducati is a premiere Italian motorcycle manufacturer.
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The Alley, north of the square.
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The Courthouse as seen from the Alley.
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North Main Street.
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Budding sculptors?
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SOFIA encouraged people to ride their bicycles or walk to the festival.
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The Green Riders left Palo Alta, CA on Apr 22, and plan to arrive in Washington DC. on June 22.   Their website.
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The Fairfield Police Department has bicycle patrols.
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One of 9 bicycle racks made from recycled items.
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SOFIA partnered with Schaus-Vorhies and Dexter Apache. Approved by the Beautification Commission.
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Following the festival the band Yellow Submarine played.
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The sidewalk art survived the crowds (N. Main Street).
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Broadway Ave. after dark.
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Displays on North Main Street.
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Another place to eat, on North Main Street.
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Ceramics previously on display at The Landmark Inn.
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North Main Street, with the courthouse in the background.
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Close-up of the Jefferson County Courthouse.   Website
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Veteran's memorial at the Courthouse.
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Across the street, the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.
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Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.   Website
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Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, 06-04-2010

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1st Fridays Art Walk, "All Things Italian", June 2007.

1st Fridays Fairfield Art.

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Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, June 2007

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Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
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Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, "Summer Picnic on the Square"
Sept 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, Summer Picnic on the Square

Photos by David J. Thebodo, Sept 2006

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1st Fridays Art Walk, "All Things Italian", June 2006.

Photos by David J. Thebodo
1st Fridays Fairfield Art.

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration (Society of Fairfield Italian Americans)
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

June, 2006, 1st Fridays ArtWalk, SOFIA celebration
Sofia celebration at 1st Fridays ArtWalk

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Dodge Power Wagon Rally, June 2006

Dodge Power Wagon Rally, June 2006
Dodge Power Wagon Rally

Dodge Power Wagon Rally, June 2006
Dodge Power Wagon Rally

Dodge Power Wagon Rally, June 2006
Dodge Power Wagon Rally

Dodge Power Wagon Rally, June 2006
Dodge Power Wagon Rally
Photos by David J. Thebodo, June 2006

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Photos around the Square, by David Thebodo, 2005 & 2006

Gazebo in Central Park
Gazebo

Mr. Coop and a young friend in Central Park
Coop Statue

Detail of a Queen Anne style commercial building
Queen Anne style building

Northwest square, courthouse steeple to the left
Northwest corner of the square

Note the pestle-and-morter on the top of the drugstore, built in 1851 (no longer a drugstore)
West side of Square

The Stever building
Stever Building

Memorial Day on the Square, May 2006
Memorial Day on the Square

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