VNU Announces July 3rd Linup

Sheldon, Iowa — Village Northwest Unlimited has announced the lineup for their annual Independence Day Celebration scheduled for Friday, July 3.
Kelsey K
Headlining the event will be Moville, Iowa native, Kelsey K, a young accomplished singer who has opened concerts for acts like Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes. Kelsey K’s latest CD “Blue Jean Girl” features 10 of Kelsey’s own songs and has yielded three music videos. Kelsey K will take the stage at approximately 7:00 pm.

In addition, a Bill Riley Talent Search Qualifier will be held beginning at 5:30 pm. The contest is open to all Iowa residents, ages 2-21, and we are looking for your involvement! As an Iowa State Fair sanctioned event, it will adhere to all the official rules of the contest. Contest rules can be found online at The contest will have two divisions: Sprouts ages 2-12 and Seniors ages 13-21. Register by contacting Julie Langfitt at 712.324.5413 or

If you are up for a group challenge, consider creating a team for the VNU Amazing Race competition. VNU’s Amazing Race will begin at 6:30 and teams will participate in a scavenger hunt around the Village grounds, collecting clues and items to present to the judges. For more information about this event, please contact Breann Getting at 712-363-5538 or Registration is free and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

The Independence Day Celebration is the largest event of the year at Village Northwest Unlimited. The event offers a food court featuring vendors including HyVee, Kellys’ Catering, Pizza Ranch and Subway. There are activities and games for all ages including carnival games, a giant inflatable slide, rock wall, petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, fire truck rides, and much more. The event concludes with the area’s largest fireworks display at approximately 10:00 pm. They advise you to bring your lawn chairs.



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