Prairie Fest

Thank you for joining us for Prairie Fest 2020!

Mark Your Calendar: Prairie Fest 2021 will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

As this challenging year, 2020, quickly draws to a close many of us have dreams of a more normal year in 2021. Speaking of dreams, have you ever imagined sailing on a yacht? The Prairie School Foundation is offering you that opportunity: We welcome you aboard the SS Prairie setting sail on Saturday, March 27th 2021.

This will be our second virtual edition of Prairie Fest. Start your voyage with a delicious to-go meal plus a signature beverage, from the Kirkwood Center’s dock, then relax with a virtual musical program by the Ron Burgundys featuring Yacht Rock tunes in the comfort of your home suite. And you will have the opportunity to bid on special items through our online auction. Boarding passes will go on sale in January. 

We know many people have been looking forward to our Kentucky Derby theme, and we are going be postponing that theme until 2022 when we hope to be able to host an in-person event again. 


Check out a sample of The Ron Burgundys - Live at Peck 2019.

A Special Thanks To Our

Prairie Fest 2020 Sponsors


Prairie Fest is the largest fundraising effort for the district.

The doors open at 4:00 pm when participants can register, enjoy a complimentary beverage, catch-up with friends and view the hundreds of silent and live-auction items donated by local businesses, merchants and individuals. Dinner will be served at 6:15 and will be followed by the live auction.  You will be able to vote on next year's theme as well as the best Kentucky Derby hat!  Don't foget to join the Heads or Tails game and make sure you donate to Fund a Need where we will raise money for a special project.

This year we plan to change things up a bit by replacing our traditional entertainment with electronic horse racing. That's right - we're bringing our version of the Kentucky Derby to you. ***Horses are SOLD OUT*** We are currently looking for 24 "horse owners" to participate in the fun! All you need to do is "purchase" a horse for $50, come up with a name for the horse and the jockey, and you are ready for competition. You will be randomly assigned to one of four races. Each winning horse will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Scheel's gift card.     

If the racing spotlight isn't for you, no worries, yhou can still join in the fun.  For just $5 per race you can place a "bet" on the winning horse. Cheer your horse to victory and each time your horse wins you get to choose a Prairie themed prize (valued at approximately $10). 

A few of the unique items to be sold during the live auction include:

Prairie School Campus Street Signs (Each winning bidder can personalize their street sign with their business name or perhaps the names of their Prairie Students).
Preferred parking at popular school events including Homecoming, Bands Across the Prairie, Premiere and Grand March.
A lifetime family activity pass for all Prairie-sponsored activities.
Premium seating for Prairie graduation offering 10 reserved seats with the best views and vantage points for pictures of the graduates.
An autographed guitar from Rick Springfield.


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Prairie School Foundation
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034
Phone: (319) 848-5200 Ext. 2044