Ringgold County

Road Trip Ringgold is a one-day event aimed at highlighting Ringgold County and all the communities that encompass it. Road Trip Ringgold will be held the first Saturday in June annually with its in- augural event to begin Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Road trip with us through the back roads of Ringgold County, discovering hidden treasures and communities along the way!

This county-wide rummage sale and shop hop-style event will sprawl from community to community and will be highlighted on our Road Trip Ringgold Event Map.

This map along with a list of stops, locations and shopping opportunities will be promoted throughout the Midwest Iowa Region.

Please visit www.intheayr.com/road-trip-ringgold to see how you can participate in the tour and have your business or location promoted!


Corn King Mural
Mount Ayr Post Office

Diagonal Printing Museum & Genealogy Ctr

Ellston Museum & Pioneer Village

First Hy-Vee Store

Freedom Rock
Diagonal–Main Street

JR Miller Park

Judge Lewis Part & Swimming Pool
West Mount Ayr

Lock Ayr Lake
2 miles n of Mount Ayr

Lucky Lanes Bowling
Mount Ayr

Mount Ayr Public Library
(a Carnegie library)
121 W/ Monroe
Mount Ayr

Mt Ayr Restored Depot
Mount Ayr

Peggy Whitson Rock
Courthouse Yard
Mount Ayr Square

Princess Theater
Mount Ayr

Ramsey Farm

Redding City Park

Ringgold County Courthouse
Mount Ayr,

Sun Valley Lake
East of Ellston


Feb 2: Valentine Event, Diagonal

Mar. 25-26:  Mount  Ayr High School Spring Play, Mount Ayr

April 8: Journey To Your Vision, Mount Ayr

April 16: Easter Egg Hunt, Mount Ayr

April 23: Mount Ayr Prom, Mount Ayr

April 25: School-Merrill Perry Band Concert, Mount Ayr

April 30: Ryann’s Dance Academy Dance Recital, Mount Ayr

May 6: Diagonal Prom, Diagonal

May 14: Diagonal High School Graduation, Mount Ayr

May 30: Memorial Day Services, Mount Ayr, Tingley, Kellerton, Diagonal, Mount Ayr

Aug. 28: Ice Cream Social, Mount Ayr

Sept. 3-5: Diagonal Labor Day Celebration, Diagonal

Sept. 23: Mount Ayr School Homecoming, Mount Ayr

Oct. 2: Beggar’s Bash, Mount Ayr

Oct 8: Ringgold County Development Annual Event, Mount Ayr

Oct. 21-22: ROA Haunted House, Mount Ayr

Oct. 29: Tingley’s Halloween Parade & Fun Night, Tingley

Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Program, Mount Ayr

Nov. 11-12: Mount Ayr High School Fall Play, Mount Ayr

Nov. 24: Mount Ayr Turkey Trot, Mount Ayr

Dec 1: Christmas Ladies Night, Mount Ayr

Dec. 3: Mount Ayr Christmas Activities. Lighted Parade, Mount Ayr

Dec. 17: Band & Vocal Winter Concert, Mount Ayr


Armstrong Guest House

204 W. Monroe St
Mount Ayr

Charlie – Jane’s B&B

400 W. Madison
Mount Ayr, IA

Mount Ayr Inn & Suites

Intersection of Highways 169 & 2
Mount Ayr, IA

Lesanville Inn B&B

2285 270th Ave.
4 miles east of Mount Ayr on Highway 2


Fife’s Grove Park

2 miles north on West Street, Mount Ayr. 641-464-2787

Fogle Park Recreation Area

Northwest edge of Diagonal. 641-734-5491

Kokesh Recreational Area

1 mile south of Diagonal. 641-464-2787

Poe Hollow Park

Hwy. 2 East, Mount Ayr. 641-464-2787

Liberty Lake

2173 State Hwy. 169, Mount Ayr. 641-464-2787


RAYR Market (pronounced rare) is located on the south side of the Mount Ayr Square, and opened September 2021.

RAYR started as an idea to bring new opportunities to Ringgold County and blossomed into a locally owned business and “flavor destination.” The market provides a gateway to quality options that reflect the heart of small businesses while providing the convenience today’s world demands with standards residents and visitors deserve.

RAYR is proud to feature quality, locally raised beef and pork, Iowa-based products, and artisan pizza, as well as some of your favorite snacks and beverages.

Inventory changes regularly, so expect to see items you may not expect in a small-town market. RAYR believes it takes a village to keep a village and takes pride in feeding families and rural Iowa’s future.