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 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!


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

New Years Eve Bingo 2017

The holiday season has arrived! This is a wonderful time to get together and spend time with our family, something we here at Hawkeye Downs firmly believe in.


Bingo Monday, Thursday and Saturdays.

While we understand that many players like to attend bingo on New Years Eve, the management has decided not to host bingo this year in order to allow our players and staff the ability to be with their families during this time.


Bingo will be played at the regular days and times during that week, Thursday (28th), Friday (29th), and Saturday (30th). Our staff looks forward to seeing you on this week in between Christmas and New Years. Hawkeye Downs appreciates your patronage and understanding with your decision.

Gun Show: Jan 5th-7th

Trade Show Productions presents

 The Hawkeye Downs Gun Show


Friday, January 5th: 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday, January 6th: 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday, January 7th: 9 am- 3 pm



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.

WMT Ag Show: Jan 9th-10th

WMT and iHeartMedia present

The 2018 WMT AG Expo at Hawkeye Downs!

Tuesday, January 9th from 8 am-5 pmWMT AG Expo 2018
Wednesday, January 10th from 8 am-4 pm

Find the Ag Expo in the North and South Expo Hall at Hawkeye Downs, located at 4400 6th ST SW in Cedar Rapids.


Tons of useful information will be provided throughout the show including special speakers and the Big Show/Tractorcade Announcement!


You can find a full schedule of events for both days, as well as applications on their website by clicking this link:


Gun Show: Feb 2nd-4th

Trade Show Productions presents

 The Hawkeye Downs Gun Show


Friday, February 2nd: 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday, February 3rd: 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday, February 4th: 9 am- 3 pm



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.

Swap Meet: Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Hawk A Model A Ford Club presents the 44th Annual

Swap Meet

Saturday, April 14th,  2018 from 8 am- 6 pm.


Event happens rain or shine! Public admission is $5 for adults 17 and older. Children 16 and under are free.


For more information regarding this event, please see the flyer on this page or visit www.hawkamodelaclub.org


No pets allowed on vendor grounds. Hawkeye Downs and Hawk A Model A are not responsible for accidents, fire, theft, or personal injury.

Clean Up Day: April 21, 2018

Join us in getting ready for the 2018 racing season. We will be needing volunteers to help us with various projects to prepare the facility for our 94th year of racing.


Repainting the grandstands in 2017
Clean Up Day 2017

Projects such as painting, repairing, cleaning, and other various activities will be needed. Last year, our wonderful volunteers helped re-paint several buildings and the grandstands! The rain out date will be Sunday. April 15th, 2018.


More information such as projects and times will be available as the date gets closer, so stay tuned.

Media Day and Car Show: Sat, April 28th, 2018

Catch a glimpse of what’s to come as we preview the 2018 racing season with our annual “Media Day and Car Show”. You can see new drivers, new cars, and new paint schemes as well as activities for all ages.


Come kick off 2018 with us Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Rain date will be Sunday, April 29th.

More details including times and activities will be released as the date gets closer, so stay tuned!