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Events in Sheldon
Home and Design Expo
The Sheldon Home and Design Expo is an event held every year for the public. Many vendors come and display their products and services. Prizes are also given out throughout the day to many that are in attendance.
Easter is a fun time for all ages in town. The season kicks off with the Golden Easter Egg hunt, where an egg is hidden in town and clues are given each day as to where it might be. The fun continues with the Children’s Easter Egg hunt, where the kids hunt for eggs in the park and have the chance to win new a bike!
Ladies Night Out
Ladies Night is an event that will take place every year at the Crossroads Pavilion and Event Center. A night full of entertainment, food, shopping, and socializing will take place. There is also always a wonderful speaker at the event to help everyone have a good time!
As new businesses open up or go through a remodel in town, the Sheldon Chamber and Development hosts a Ribbon Cutting at the location to welcome them to the community or celebrate their changes. Community members are invited to come help welcome the new business into town.
During Halloween, downtown businesses pass out candy to the children as a start off of Trick-or-Treating for the evening. The Saturday around Halloween, there is also a children’s carnival at the Prairie Arts Histrical Park where kids can participate in outdoor carnival games in their Halloween coustums.
Talented workforce recruitment and attainment has become a strategic priority for the Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation (SCDC) and in response we have created a grant program to recruit our area’s top talent back to Sheldon. Our goal with this program is to do what we can to encourage those former students, and now recent college graduates, to consider coming back, making Sheldon their home, and filling the high-quality jobs available locally.
Sheldon Celebration Days
Celebration Days is one of Sheldon’s largest events. Celebration Days takes place over Labor Day weekend. Events during the weekend include a parade, car show, fly-in breakfast, inflatables and laser tag at the park, craft vendors, and so much more! Sheldon is the place to be on Labor Day weekend. 2022 will be an even bigger and better celebration as Sheldon is turning 150! We have some great events planned including, The Pork Tornadoes and The Johnny Holm Band, Sheldon Festival of Brews and so much more! This is a weekend you won’t want to miss!
Merry Money Sales
Merry Money is sold each Christmas Season. Merry Money is bought at a 10% discount and can be spent around town at participating businesses from November – Christmas Eve. When Merry Money is sold that money all gets circulated throughout the community to promote shopping local during the holiday season!
Hot Dog Days
Hot Dog Days takes place during the dog days of summer! Sheldon businesses partipate by serving different types of hot dogs to community members! Many community members come out to enjoy hot dogs, creative toppings, and the different themes put on by each business.
O'Brien County Career Day
O’Brien County Career Day takes place each spring for O’Brien County sohpmores to explore career options in the area. There is also a homecoming scholarship that is presented to an individual who grew up in the area and returned to work in the area.
Sheldon’s Farmers Market runs during the summer months in town. Local vendors bring their goods to be sold at the farmer’s market. Sheldon’s Farmer’s Market is open Mondays 4:30-6:30 pm from June – August at the Historic Train Depot in town. Their final market day is on Labor Day at the park!