Farmer Song Fest Memorial Day Weeekend

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. Tents are set up to provide cover if it rains. They are positioned so you can have a good view of the stage. The stage is also covered so the musicans will stay dry.
What services will be available?
There will be food and porta potties available at the farm.

What kind of food is available at the concert?
The Volunteer Ellston Fire Department will be selling smoked Iowa pork sandwiches, sides, and pop to raise funds for the Volunteer Ellston Fire Department. They are delicious. Also, the Ellston Library Committee will be fundraising by selling desserts.
Is there camping available?
Yes, you're allowed to pitch a tent in the Hynek Tree Farm nursery the night of the show. Porta potties and water from any of the hydrants will be available. There is also overnight camping allowed in the city park of Ellston, IA. Nearby state parks include Nine Eagles in Decatur City, IA and 3 mile lake in Afton, IA. Also, if you're looking for something fancier, Lakeside Casino in Osceola, IA offers camping and lodging, as does the Mount Ayr Inn in Mount Ayr, IA.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, as long as they are kept under control, don't bother anyone at the show, and are cleaned up after.
What should I bring ?
Lawn chair or blanket, a jacket, and old shoes if you're participating in Running of the Trees 5K. Coolers are allowed.
What will the weather be like?
Hopefully sunny. At night however, it gets a lot cooler in the country than in the city during this time of year, so bring a jacket.
Are those girls in the band Pumptown the same ones who mow my lawn at Sun Valley Lake?
Is this festival being held on the farm on the hill on the east side of Sun Valley Lake?
Yes, in the yard by the grey Victorian House.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Yes, we'll accept cash and check on the day of the show.
Who do I make my check out to?
Can I buy tickets online ?
Yes, click here to buy tickets online.Get Tickets.
What is Farmer Song the Musical?
Farmer Song the Musical is a play about a couple's struggle to keep their farm during the 1980's set in Ellston, Iowa written by Joe and Angie Hynek. Farmer Song the Musical is a 2006 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival award winner and was performed at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival at the Theater for New Drama. Farmer Song the Musical is available for production for regional and community theaters. A schedule of upcoming shows and more info is available at
I'm interested in being a sponsor, who do I contact?
Joe Hynek, 515-231-5424

Hynek Tree
              Farm, Ellston, IA
Copyright 2012 Joe Hynek
Pumptown Productions