Friday, August 24, 2018
All Friday Night its the TGIF Party! (Thank God It’s Fireworks)
6pm: Beer tent opens
FREE Parking – FREE Admission
7-11pm: Lazer Productions DJ
Note: There is no scheduled fireworks display on Friday evening,
although there may be a few small samples and demonstrations throughout the night, its set aside for Members to Relax - and play!
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Parking at the fairgrounds is $10 per vehicle.
Grandstand seating is $10 per person, all ages.
Lawn seating is free of charge.
3pm: Gates open at the fairgrounds (note time change)
Beer Tent, Grandstands, Food Vendors Open
Parking at Fairgrounds: $10 Per Vehicle
Grandstand Seating: $10 Per Person
FREE Lawn Seating: Bring Blankets & Chairs!
5pm-8pm: Inflatable Activities for Kids
6-8pm: Live Entertainment: “Crazy Delicious” Performing at the Beer Tent!
Dusk: Pyrotechnic Demonstrations of Hand Built Samples by Members of the IPA!
Junior Pyro Show by members age 18 & under
9:30pm: (approx.) Grand Public Display!
After the show: Live Entertainment:
“Crazy Delicious” encore
(Next to Beer Concession Building)
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The Official beginning of the end of Summer is Memorial Day Weekend. We hold our Annual 2-Day Event. We hold a Meeting at the Farm. We have an on-site camping area. Generally, we hold a 2-day class to build (something) which is then shot in our Finale Evening Show. Perhaps a Special Guest Speaker, or two. A Pot-Luck dinner is offered on both days, cooking out on the (Large) Gas-fired Grille. Also, we have on-Site Vendors for Open Shooting. Held at the Yedlik Farm (approximately 5 mi. NE of Vinton), you can network with your peers, as you commune with Nature.
Annually, the IPA puts on what some people have said is arguably the Best Fireworks Display in the Midwest. In 2013, almost 10,000 people sat in a poorly-timed, Midwestern, down-pouring rain, while we shot it, for HOURS to watch it - yes - its that good! This year's Boomtown 2018 will be August 24th & 25th. In 2015, we literally "sold out the place", they closed the gates and turned many away. Imagine that, the Fairgrounds full, and we had already been averaging 12,000+ people in attendance from all over the country.
We Celebrate for 2 Days, with On-site Camping, On-site Vending of Fireworks, Open Shooting, a Membership Meeting, Food, Music, Fun, and more than 12,000 of our closest friends. This one will be extra special - our 12th Annual Boomtown Event! Rumor has it - we may have some "extras" thrown in. Come help us Celebrate!
This YouTube Video is just ONE Show out of the 2-Day long affair (from 2015). Along with the Main Show - we have an Hour Long Builder's Showcase, On-site Vending with Open Shooting suspended (during Shows), an IPA Juniors Show, a President's Challenge (Friday Night - (Members only), a Salute to the Flag (Flag Raising by area Vets), The Star Spangled Banner sung Live (with Fireworks), and more!
All of Vinton Celebrates with "Boomfest" (Downtown Merchants), we have Live Music, Food, Beer (Not for those of us Shooting), Networking, and of course - Fun! Come Join us. In the meantime, the the 2015 Show is below (most are available either on our video page, or YouTube).
Join us next year in the Grandstands as a Public Guest, or on the Track as an IPA Member, as the IPA once more "Struts it's Stuff. We would Love to see you there!
This is SO big - it needed it's own Website!
Here you can get more specific info how to, pre-order tickets, reserve a camping space, get hotel info, and much more.