Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher
Sidney Championship Rodeo, Templeton Rye, Disc Golf, Bogie's Steakhouse (#204)
Sidney Championship Rodeo: Freemont County, Sidney
The Sidney Championship Rodeo boasts "The Greatest Show on Dirt" as cowboys rope calves, wrestle steers and ride bareback broncs. In existence since 1923, the rodeo entertains more than 38,000 visitors a year in the tiny southwestern Iowa town of fewer than 1,200 residents.
Templeton Rye: Carroll County, Templeton
Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920's lead to a boom in bootlegging. Dan Kaercher shares his findings of one of Iowa's most famous whiskey bootlegging activities in Templeton.
Disc Golf: Winnebago County, Forest city
Dan Kaercher learns there are two kinds of golf games: the traditional "ball" golf and the golf game played with "discs".
Bogie's Steakhouse: Monroe County, Albia
If you say "supersize" me, you better mean it, as Dan Kaercher learned when he ordered a grilled entrée at Bogie's Steakhouse in Albia
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Professional cowboys entertain crowds of all ages at southwest Iowa's Sidney Championship Rodeo; experience what... 25:30
Dan Kaercher learns there are two kinds of golf games: the traditional "ball" golf and the golf game played with... 06:51
Whether you’re a devoted fan, or just want to experience your first performance, head to south central Iowa to hear... 06:02
The golden age of motorcycle road racing spans 50-some years –starting back in the 1930s. Vintage cycles still race... 06:35
Join Dan as he lobs a few balls on one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S. This one is just outside Charles City. 06:16
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Series Description: Dan Kaercher, founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, travels Iowa in search of hidden treasures and out-of-the-way places for Iowans to visit and explore right here at home.
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These episodes of Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Episode #506
- Harvester Golf Course, Redwood Steakhouse, South East Iowa Art Tour, Mason City (#505)
- Scenic City Empress Riverboat, Clay County Fair, Drake Restaurant, Jester Park (#504)
- Skydiving, Lake City, Bily Clock Museum, Broadbent Distillery (#503)
- Geocaching, Little Swan Lake Winery, Saturday in the Park, Augusta Restaurant (#502)