February Events and News

February may be the shortest month, but it is packed with different events each week at Hawkeye Downs. Racing season is fast approaching and we are working hard to prepare for our 93rd season! You can check out a short description of what is going on in the next couple weeks to catch all of the fun.

 

Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will be back with another gun show in the Expo Hall from February 2nd-4th. You can find  both our north and south hall filled with plenty of options. For more information, visit: https://hawkeyedowns.org/gun-show-feb-2nd-4th/.

Sport & Travel Show

Shop for great deals on boats and RV’s at the Sport and Travel Show! Explore the selection of fishing boats, pontoons, campers, fifth wheels, and more. Find it in our Expo Hall Friday, Feb 9th through Sunday Feb 11th. For more information, visit: https://hawkeyedowns.org/boat-sport-travel-show-2018/.

RV Show

If you are in need of an RV for your camping/traveling needs, find special pricing in our Expo Hall from February 16th-19th. For more information, visit: https://hawkeyedowns.org/rv-show-feb-16th-19th/.

Home Show

The Cedar Rapids Home Show is back at Hawkeye Downs for the 39th annual show. Visitors to the show can see the latest products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist them in building and improving their home and yard from February 23rd-25th. For more information, visit: https://hawkeyedowns.org/cedar-rapids-home-show-feb-23rd-25th/.

Racing

A tentative look at our 2018 racing schedule has been released and can be found by clicking this link: https://hawkeyedowns.org/racing-schedule/. You can find more details on race season being released in the coming months.

Bingo

Have you been to bingo lately? If not, you are missing out on some changes being made. Breadsticks are back, and you can get yours with marinara, cheese sauce, or even with cinnamon sugar. Join us on Friday & Saturday nights. For more information, visit: www.hawkeyedowns.org/bingo .

January Events and News

The first month of the year means more activities at Hawkeye Downs. Get out of the cold with our events this month!

Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will be hosting the gun show once again in the expo center on the 5th, 6th, and 7th. For times and admission prices, check out our Gun Show event page: https://hawkeyedowns.org/gun-show-jan-2018/

WMT AG Show

WMT Radio presents the Ag Expo once again at Hawkeye Downs on the 9th and 10th. Find more details about this event on the Ag Show event page: https://hawkeyedowns.org/wmt-ag-show-jan-9th-10th/

Racers Auction

Farley Speedway Promotions will be hosting their Racers Auction once again at Hawkeye Downs on the 13th in the Expo Center. Get great deals, buy and sell racing items for the 2018 season!

Bingo

We have bingo on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights starting at 6:30! Come join us for food, bingo, and fun! Our bingo page: www.hawkeyedowns.org/bingo

No Bingo Thursday, Dec 7th

Hawkeye Downs regrets that Bingo for Thursday night this week, December 7, 2017, must be cancelled due to the need for ITC to interrupt our power during the day. ITC & Alliant are working on power lines in the area for another customer and it is necessary for them to shut down power to our Hawkeye Downs campus for most of the day.

 

Due to the cold temperatures expected, Hawkeye Downs Bingo Hall will not have sufficient time to ensure that the building is heated to a comfortable temperature before Bingo opens; therefore, we must cancel Bingo on Thursday night of this week.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this power interruption by ITC causes. Bingo will resume on Friday, the next day, November 8, 2017. Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 6:30pm.

Racers Auction: Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Farley Speedway Promotions will be hosting the Racers Auction in our Expo Hall on Saturday, January 13th.

Racing parts of all kinds will be auctioned off throughout the day. Doors open at 8 am. The auction begins at 9 am and continues until items are gone.

 

For more information, contact farleyspeedway@gmail.com.

Sport and Travel Show: February 9th-11th

Shop for great deals on boats and RV’s at the Sport and Travel Show! Located at Hawkeye Downs in the Expo Hall Friday, Feb 9th through Sunday Feb 11th.

The first 50 kids 12 and under on Sunday get a free fishing rod.

 

Admission

Adults $6
Children 12 and under FREE

 

 

Hours

Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

 

Shop a great selection of fishing boats, pontoons, campers and fifth wheels. U.S. and Canadian Fishing Camps, Fly-Ins, Outposts, Family Resorts, Lake Michigan Sportfishing, Canoe Outfitters, Tourism Associations, Campgrounds, Hunting Outfitters, Fishing Tackle, Hunting Gear, Golf Cars, All Terrain Vehicles, Motorcycles and Much More.

Gun Show: March 16th-18th

Trade Show Productions presents

 The Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

 

Friday, March 16th: 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday, March 17th: 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday, March 18th: 9 am- 3 pm

 

Admission

Adults: $7
Under 12: $1

 

The event can be found in the Hawkeye Downs North & South Expo Centers.

 

Visit the Gun Show Website for more information.

New Logo Announced Ahead of 2018

Hawkeye Downs Announces New Logo

Over the past year, many changes have been made in an effort to start a new era at Hawkeye Downs. This era is all about improving the relationship with everyone we come in contact with including fans, drivers, partners, businesses, and the community.

As we move forward we felt it was necessary to make changes to our brand to signalize this era. This means updating both our logo and our slogan. Our new slogan is “The Knew Place to Go for Fun” because what you thought you knew about Hawkeye Downs has changed. Not only are we the place to go for racing, but plenty of other events including bingo, expo shows, weddings, gun shows, 5K’s, holiday parties, and MORE! People can expect to come to Hawkeye Downs any time of the year for a fun time.

Our new logo identifies with this belief, as it no longer limits peoples perceptions with “Speedway and Expo Center”. Sticking to just “Hawkeye Downs” opens up so many other opportunities we are taking in strides. The new logo also represents colors people are familiar with in the (Hawkeye) state, and is visually more fun to look at.

Hawkeye Downs Logo

The team here at Hawkeye Downs is excited about the new era that we have entered, and we are glad you are participating with us in more events in 2018 and beyond. Thank you to every fan, sponsor, and partner we have. Stay tuned for even MORE exciting news regarding next year soon.

 

Sincerely,

Hawkeye Downs Management Team