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Featured Business
Gifford Insurance Agency, Inc.
Gifford Insurance building in Elkader, IA
Serving Elkader over 70 years
Gifford Insurance Agency, Inc.
123 N. Main St.
Elkader, IA
  • Your local independent agent serving the Elkader area for over 70 years and four generations.
  • Representing more than 12 companies to best meet your insurance needs.
  • We are a full service insurance agency.
  • Licensed agents: Tom Gifford, CPCU, Kevin Lau, LUTCF and Teri Keller.
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Call (563)245-1360
Welcome!  Explore the natural beauty, cultural heritage and recreational opportunities in Elkader, located in the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, an Iowa Great Places destination. Browse unique shops in the downtown national historic district, attend an event in our Cultural and Entertainment District, take in a first-run movie and savor local cuisine.
City Notices

2016 Water Quality Report...get the 2016 Recycling Schedule.

Swimming Lesson Registration - deadline is ten days before lessons are scheduled...get the 2016 swim lesson registration and information sheet.

2016 Recycling Schedule...get the 2016 Recycling Schedule.

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Elkader Lifestyle

Elkader Sweet Corn Days July 21-24 - Fun activities for the entire family. Get info at www.elkadersweetcorndays.net/.

Elkader Chamber Golf Tournament July 22 - Get tournament info

Elkader Fitness Center classes - Get fitness class info at www.elkaderfitness.com.

Central Community Hospital wellness screenings and programs -
See CC Hospital events schedule at: www.centralcommunityhospital.com.

In the News

Elkader manufacturer, Mobile Track Solutions, receives award for expansion from The Iowa Economic Development Board. See more at IEDA.

Elkader Whitewater Park receives 1st place Leadership Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa
Read more at 1000 Friends of Iowa

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Chamber Bucks support our community; bucks can be redeemed at any Elkader retailer.
Upcoming Events
Aug 20 -- Aug 21
Art in the Park
Aug 20
Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart
Aug 21
4th Annual Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Sep 03
Central Athletic Boosters Mini-Triathlon (Bike-Kayak-Run)
Sep 29
"Willy Wonka" the musical Opera House Players
Sep 30 -- Oct 01
"Willy Wonka" the musical Opera House Players
Oct 01
Whistlin' Bit Saddle Club 3-D Barrel Races
Sweet Corn Days
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