November 23 to December 5– 12 Days of Holly Dazzle 

November 23 Welcome Back, Give Back
Welcome your loved ones home and everyone can drop off canned goods at any one of the specialty shops in Hampton, Iowa to benefit the local food pantry.

 November 25 Sleep In Shop Late
sales and specials start at noon at all the specialty shops.

Wine Walk
food, wine and fun all around town.  Tickets are $15 until Friday, then $20.  There’s a bus to take you around town and lots of food at each location!

Official Proclamation and Lighting of Courthouse
One special child will help Santa Claus light up the Courthouse and Windsor Theatre! Stop at any specialty shop before Friday and fill out a form for a chance for your child to win.  Must be present to win, and they’ll also receive $20 in Chamber Bucks!

November 26 Holiday Movie
– at the Windsor Theatre.

  December 1 Lighted Parade through Hampton Downtown,
Tubas, carolers,  hot spots, horse drawn carriage rides – and everyone can drive in the parade!

 December 2 Bank Open Houses
Hampton State Bank, First National Bank and United Bank and Trust – goodies and treats galore!

 December 3 Cookie Walk, Santa’s Workshop and a Movie
Buy cookies on the Cookie Walk in Breadeaux Pizza, Drop your child off at Hampton State Bank basement and Youth for Christ will help them shop for their loved ones and go to the Windsor to see a holiday movie!

 December 4 Franklin County Chorale Concert
A long standing tradition in the Hampton community – come here the sweet sounds of Christmas at the Methodist United Church.

December 4 and December 11 Franklin County Players present A Christmas Carol:
 Live Radio Play at the Windsor Theatre – starts at 4 p.m. and you won’t want to miss it.  Step back in time to the 1940’s and watch the actors as they perform a play set on stage in a radio station.  Sound effects, kids, lighting, dress and fun – all from a long ago era.  Tickets are $10 and are reserved seating.  Stop in at Center 1 and get yours today.

December 5 Raffle for $10,000 – at the Windsor Theatre
Every year we give away $10,000 to one lucky winner!  Tickets are $100 and only 350 are sold.  Odds are good….



October 22 and 23 there will be the Leander Reeve (Old Stone House) Home: Making History weekend.  Activities start at 8 am on Saturday and 9:30 on Sunday.

This event will mark the first annual hands-on-history fundraiser sponsored by the Leander Reeve Home Committee of the Franklin County Historical Society. The event, Making History, will allow attendees to try their hand “making history” by participating in various activities and handicrafts that were routine parts of life in rural Iowa in the mid-1800s.

Committee members, local farmers, and volunteers will host two days of fun and informative activities in a family-friendly setting. So bring your blanket and picnic basket (or purchase food on site) and be prepared to enjoy live music, hands on activities and demonstrations and fun the 1800’s way.

Activities take place at the Leander Reeve Home, Vince Tiso and Jeff Burkley family farms. Both farms are adjacent to the Reeve Home. Off road parking will be available.   You can take Highway 65 to the Geneva exit (C-47) and go east two miles.

The Reeve Home will be open for tours both days with guided tours offered at nine, noon, and three on Sat­urday. The guided tours will also include the Maysville schoolhouse, and the REA Plant and Museum.

Sunday there will be a church service at 9:30 am, led by Pastor Harry Imlay and is open to the public. Immediately following church will be the Pie Baking Contest.  Contestants are asked to bring their pies to the Old Stone House from 10:30 to 12:30.  Therewill not be strict criteria like at county fairs as to uniformity of crust, etc.  This is simply going to be a “oooh, that looks good and I want to try it” type of contest.  After all, for the time period we are portraying, pies could and certainly did look very rustic.Winners will be announced at 1 pm and slices of pie and coffee will be available immediately after the announcement!   At noon, Two Juhls and a Gem will perform classic country stylings!

Tickets are available immediately online at:  Visit First National Bank in Hampton to purchase your tickets.  Its $5 in advance – your ticket will be turned in at the event in exchange for wrist bands for everyone in the car.


Deb Brown 641-580-0103

Darwin Meyer 641-892-4852

Leander Reeve Home: Making History Schedule

Saturday October 22 

We begin at 8 am

9 am Tour of Stone House, Maysville School and REA Plant and Museum – meet at Stone House

11 am Blacksmithing Demo by Gary Knipfel and Vince Tiso

Noon Tour of Stone House, Maysville School and REA Plant and Museum – meet at Stone House

2 pm Don Wrolson performs old fashioned blue grass music

3 pm Tour of Stone House, Maysville School and REA Plant and Museum – meet at Stone House

5 pm Kids Leather Making Demonstration – hands on kids projects until the leather runs out!

7 pm Bonfire and s’mores (if fire ban, plan B will go into effect)

7:30 pm Story Telling by Dennis Carlson and Darwin Meyer
Sunday October 23
9:30 am Worship Service– Pastor Harry Imlay and this is free to the public – bring a lawn chair!

Lunch for sale at 10:30
10:30 to 12:30 pie contest entries dropped off

12:00 Two Juhls and A Gem perform

1 pm Pie winners announced and pie slices and coffee go on sale

1 pm Blacksmithing Demonstration by Gary Knipfel and Vince Tiso

2 pm Pot Holders Demonstration and hands on activity by Keri Holmes

3 pm Kids Games      gunny sack races, water carrying, don’t drop that egg and more!

Horse Drawn Plowing both days by Mike Mayland

Vendors each day include:

Vern and Judy Harper from TownsEnd Winery,

Crystal Hird fortune teller,

Jamie Brass (look for the teepee),

Calvin Liebold and Gary Knipfel blacksmithing,

Jewelry making by Nancy Allbee,

Cornerstone Cottage with pot holders, lace and more,

Shelly Buckholder quilting,

Hand Made paper goods by Cheryl Nachazel

, engraver William Gull,

baked goods form Betty Crieger,

Barn quilts from Sharon Whipple,

Yard decorations from Hope Polk,

Iowa Falls boy scouts

and glass work by Mary Tiso.


Deb and Greg Keller will be preparing, serving and selling food onsite.


Here’s a pdf – two pages — that you can email to your friends or print out!