Vinton Unlimited

A merged chamber of commerce and economic development group.

Boom-Fest 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Boom-Fest is an annual Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Vinton, Iowa, promoted by Vinton Unlimited, Vinton’s merged non-profit Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development group. Artisans and crafters, farmers market and food vendors are welcomed to the downtown streets of Vinton. Kids activities and live entertainment fill the time slot with a family-friendly street fair type atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Boom-Fest gets its name from the annual Boomtown Celebration held at the county fairgrounds on the South side of Vinton the same weekend. Boomtown is a celebration of fireworks, presented by the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association, and has been described as one of the best fireworks displays you will ever find in small-town USA.

For more information about Boom-fest, call the Vinton Unlimited office at 319-472-3955 or email

For more information about Boomtown, visit or email

Vendor Information

Woohoo! The Registration Form for 2018 is now available! Applications received after Friday, August 10, 2018, if accepted, will be $50 per booth space with NO REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

Vendors can expect to receive notification via email of acceptance once payment is received.

To help settle some confusion, we’ve developed the following Boom-Fest Q&As.

Vendors registered as of August 15, 2018:

Jessy’s Gems, Norwex, Pepper’s Delightful Discovery Series, Perfectly Posh, Paparazzi Accessories, Stover’s Crafty Creations, Little Metal Creations, The Salty Hog, Hidden Creations, Scentsy, Solid Surface Crafts, Origami Owl, Java’s Dog Toys, All Those Little Things, Kreative Sisters Krafts, Christine Benham, Sharon’s Rag Rugs, Martha’s Usborne Books & More, Thirty-One Gifts, Oh My Heavens, LuLaRoe, Lori Ann’s Candies, Pampered Chef, Custom Woodcraft LLC, Hertges Pottery, Benton County Historical Society, Bath Fitter, Sew What, Aaron Butcher Studio, Simply Chelle, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Jennifer McDonald, Cedar Valley Humane Society, Bath Towel Buddies, Allgood Art, AM Artistic, Marion Boyer, Janet Drake, Ann Olsson, Gloria Orcutt, Creative Crafts & More, Lilla Rose, Glass by Rose, Real Time Pain Relief, Lumpia Shanghai, Rags to Rugs, Genuss Co, J&D Crafts, Vinton Lions Club, Vinton Guild of Fine Arts, Scratch Cupcakery, Granny’s Ruffles, Clever Container, The Healing Crystal & You, LLC., Peace, Love & Nails with Kylee, LeeAnn’s Creations, Mel’s Crosses, Popcorn Heaven – Cedar Valley, The Woodshop, Barb Campbell, Pink Heals Eastern Iowa Chapter, Red Cedar Traders, Dandeena Schadle, Eleanor Kaiser

Boom-Fest Schedule

Kiwanis ‘Bring the Noise’ 5k Run/Walk

Arts, Craft & Repurposed Vendors set up on the downtown streets.
Food Vendors Open on the downtown streets.
Downtown Stores open with Boom-Fest specials!

KHAK 98.1 Live Remote Broadcast

Powerhouse Gymnastics Open Mat

Bags Tournament begins

FREE inflatables for the kiddos!

Gates open at the Benton County Fairgrounds for Boomtown for the BEST pyrotechnic show in the MIDWEST by the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association! Click HERE to visit the Boomtown website for a complete schedule of events at the fairgrounds.

Boom-Fest Sponsors

We greatly appreciate our sponsors who help make Boom-Fest a success.

THANK YOU to the 2018 Sponsors

Cedar Valley Bank & Trust
Farmers Savings Bank
US Bank
Vinton Guild for Fine Arts


Vinton Unlimited
310 A Ave
Vinton, Iowa 52349