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Monday - July 25
  • 71.2 Miles
  • 1,694 Feet To Climb

Coming July 25th!  Pocahontas welcomes all RAGBRAI riders!

Pocahontas is a community of 1,867 people located in Northwest Iowa. Our community-minded city offers the amenities of a larger city with small town charm. We invite you to visit Pocahontas and see why we are proud to call it home! Pocahontas is a great place to live, work and play. Let us prove it to you!



Click the link below to see our map.


Food and Vendors

Vendor Application

Non-Profit and For-Profit Vendor Application for RAGBRAI vendors in Pocahontas, Iowa.  For queestions, email:










The soccer fields northeast of the courthouse will be the primary camping ground.  More details to come about additional camping spots.  Link below has our maps:


For housing questions, please email

To find housing, click below:

*ATTENTION – Pocahontas RAGBRAI housing requests have currently been put on hold.  We will update the website soon as we gather more information.  (posted May 9)


To host riders, click below:




Calling all volunteers!  Join us Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday and help us make this day special!  With 20 committees, we have something for everyone to excel their talents and appreciate all that donate their time!  For volunteer questions, please contact

Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions Poky




Tuesday - July 26
  • 56.4 Miles
  • 1,699 Feet To Climb

Welcome back to Emmetsburg!

Thousands of cyclists will be “Bikin’ the Burg” this summer during the oldest, largest and longest week-long bicycle touring event in the world! Emmetsburg was thrilled to host RAGBRAI rider in 2014 (and three previous times!), and we’re excited to welcome riders back once again on Tuesday, July 26th! Get ready for live entertainment, relaxation at the beach, tasty food and drinks, and of course a taste of our Irish heritage.

Emmetsburg is a small town of approximately 3,700 residents, located in Northwest Iowa. Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, the 9th largest of Iowa’s 34 natural lakes. Enjoy camping, golfing, fishing and swimming at beautiful Five Island Lake while you visit Iowa’s Irish Capital. Emmetsburg is an official sister city to Dublin, Ireland, and celebrates the heritage of the Emerald Isle with a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration each March.



Local Contact Information


Phone: 712-852-2283

Address: 1121 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA 50536





Visit our official website to learn about all things Emmetsburg leading up to July 26th!

Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Website


Like “Emmetsburg-RAGBRAI” on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements.



One Layne Band

2:45-4:45 PM

One Layne Band, one of our favorite local groups, will kick off the entertainment lineup for RAGBRAI’s overnight stop in Emmetsburg. One Layne performs a variety of music from Matchbox 20, John Cougar, Johnny Cash, Dire Straights, Zac Brown, and much more!


5:15-8:15 PM

Opening for The Pork Tornadoes, Birdchild will take the stage from 5:15-8:15 PM. Known as “Iowa’s Flyest Cover Band,” Birdchild will get you on your feet with nostalgic hits from your youth all the way to your favorites of today. With a set list designed to keep the crowd singing, you’ll realize quickly why they are among Iowa’s top party cover bands!

Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band

8:15-8:30 PM

An evening in Emmetsburg wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Ireland. Riders and spectators will be entertained by the musical stylings of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band of St. Paul, Minnesota during the RAGBRAI overnight visit on July 26th.



The Pork Tornadoes

8:45-11:00 PM

The Pork Tornadoes, one of the most-requested RAGBRAI party bands, will take the stage as the headlining act at Soper Park from 8:45-11:00PM. The Pork Tornadoes are no strangers to RAGBRAI, having performed 5 times at overnight town parties, as well as performances at the Fall Ride, Route Announcement Party and 2020 Virtual Ride Concert. The band is known for putting a unique spin on all of your favorite pop/rock hits from the 1980s-today. Led by singer Mason Greve, who is known as “The Justin Timberlake of the Midwest” and was a finalist on a Not-To-Be-Mentioned National TV singing show in 2014, The Pork Tornadoes will blow you away with an electric mix of covers ranging from Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, all the way to Lizzo, The Killers, Coolio and Phil Collins. Their debut EP peaked on the Apple iTunes Pop charts at #20 and has been streamed over a million times. Performing music that people of all ages and musical backgrounds can enjoy, this show promises to be one of the highest-attended overnight stops of the entire week.



Food and Vendors




Local/Non-Profit Food Fundraisers

Emmetsburg Band Boosters
Location: Vendor row on Broadway
Serving: Hot dogs, nachos, chips, popcorn, candy, bottled drinks
Learn more

Emmetsburg Boy Scouts
Location: Fairgrounds (main RAGBRAI campground)
Serving: Hot dogs, ice cream bars, frozen Snickers, candy bars, Gatorade, water

Emmetsburg Tampa Bay Bowl Dancers
Location: Vendor row on Broadway
Serving: Ham and turkey sandwiches

First United Methodist Church
Location: 801 Broadway Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Serving: Lasagna dinner, pie, Gatorade
Time: 1:00 pm until gone
Learn more

Holy Family Catholic Church
Location: 2001 Broadway Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Serving: Chicken noodle dinner, lasagna dinner, green beans, peaches, breadstick, cookie, bottled water
Time: 11:00 am until gone

Palo Alto County Soccer
Location: Soccer fields (south of main campground)
Serving: Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn, malt cups, Gatorade, water
Learn more

VFW Post #2295
Location: 3205 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Serving: Pork loin, cole slaw, potato salad, ice cream, water (bar will be open)

Food Vendors on Broadway

Big Acai
Fruit/granola bowls
Learn more

Garcia’s Taqueria
Mexican food

Caribbean Kitchen
Rice bowls
Learn more

Foot-long hot dogs, burgers

Bearded Jackal
Rice bowls, tacos, world food
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Amos Dean’s Catering
Wood-fired brisket, sausage, and other meats
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Los Primos Grill
Walking tacos/bowls, smoothies
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Karam’s Grill
Mediterranean kabobs, bowls
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Al’s Energy Boost
Smoothies, frozen treats
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Double M Catering
**Emmetsburg local **
Pork loin, ribeye sandwiches, chicken
Learn more

Emmetsburg Tampa Bay Bowl Dancers
**Emmetsburg local **
Ham and turkey sandwiches

Emmetsburg Band Boosters
**Emmetsburg local **
Hot dogs, nachos, + more
Learn more

A Mouthful
Breakfast burritos, hot dogs, burgers
Learn more

Bernatellos Pizza
Pub pizzas
Learn more

Pacific Rim Noodles
Wok cooked vegetables & Noodles



Directions & Parking


The Palo Alto County Fairground, located on the south end of Emmetsburg, will be the primary RAGBRAI campground. Click here for more Emmetsburg maps.



In order to provide a place for local hosts and RAGBRAI riders/crew to connect, we’ve created the “Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing” Facebook group. Local hosts and RAGBRAI riders can post in the group to request/offer housing. 

Join the Emmetsburg RAGBRAI Housing Group




Want to lend a helping hand on July 26? Please contact the Emmetsburg Chamber at 712-852-2283.



Friends of RAGBRAI