An Instant Okoboji Classic Returns August 7, 2019

During the 2018 inaugural year, the Summer Sizzler was an instant hit deep in Rep. Steve King’s district. Legendary Northwest Iowa Congressman Berkeley Bedell kicked off a sold out event of 300+ Democratic voters and activists. This year, we’ve moved venues to accommodate a crowd that wants to know: who will take on President Donald Trump in 2020? Click here to buy your ticket.

Walk-In Tickets: $20 (No Meal)

Attendees will be able to purchase non-meal tickets at the door on August 7 for $20. There will not be a meal provided, but guests are welcome to engage in the rest of the program. Registration will occur at the door.

SOLD OUT: Online general admission ticket.

One General Admission Ticket includes dinner from the Farm to Fork Food Truck and a first-come, first-serve seat at the event on August 7. Attendees can also mix and mingle in the booth area where campaigns have been invited to send other representatives and give away swag.


Presidential Candidates


Rep. John K. Delaney

“Believe in Something Better”

all PRESIDENTIAL candidates were invited

Sent their regrets…

Vice President Joe Biden | Gov. Jay Inslee | Sen. Cory Booker | Mayor Pete Buttigieg | Sen. Kamala Harris | Sen. Bernie Sanders
| Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Rep. Beto O’Rourke | Andrew Yang (Confirmed, then cancelled 08.02.19) | Marianne Williamson (Confirmed, then cancelled 08.04.19)

U.S. Senate Candidates

Meet the Candidates Running to Replace Sen. Joni Ernst

U.S. House of Representative Candidate

Hear J.D. Scholten Provide His Vision to Replace Rep. Steve King

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J.D. Scholten

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (IA04)

Special Guest Speaker


Event Details

Where: The Dickinson County Expo Center, 1600 15th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

When: Wednesday, August 7

  • 5 p.m. Doors Open

  • 6 p.m. Dinner Served

  • 7 p.m. Speakers Begin


Dickinson Democratic volunteers will help you get checked. All you need to do is show up if you’ve purchased a ticket - we’ll have your name on our guest list!


Each Presidential Campaign has been invited to sponsor a booth. They’ll have campaign swag, special gifts, and opportunities to learn more about their respective candidates.

Farm to Fork Food Truck

Learn more about the Farm to Fork Food Truck, featured on Iowa Public Television. Click here to visit the truck’s Facebook page.