Gladiolus Days is St. Charles annual festival in honor of the late Carl Fischer, who was the worlds leading hybridizer of new and distinctive gladiolus. He received numerous awards for his achievements, including the Society of the American Florists Gold Medal Award. He also received 80 awards for his “All American” varieties as well as the proven old timers. He established Noweta Gardens in 1945 and grew fields of Gladiolus in and around St. Charles for decades.

The Grand Parade

The Grand Parade is the jewel of the St. Charles festival which will be held

Sunday, August 28th, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m. It features floats
from around the area and lots of candy for the kids!

Contact City Hall if your group is interested in being in the parade

PARADE ROUTE: map of route

Application Forms

Online Registration
  • Glad Days CC Scholarship and ECFE Run
(subject to change)

2022 Glad Days Schedule of Events (click this link to view schedule)

What has been part of Gladiolus Days for over 10 years, has grown into one of the premier Tractor Show events of the area.  Featuring over 150 tractors from all brands and years, the collection of farming implement and specialty equipment is AMAZING!  The tractor show runs Friday to Sunday of Gladiolus Days and is held at the Winona County Fairgrounds.  With FREE parking, stop on in and tour the grounds and watch a real saw mill, or see how a real corn shredding machine works.

Check out the 30-plus craft and flea market vendors, sample some of the great food from area vendors, or check out the classic car show or area’s best in flat track motorcycle racing.  Fun for the whole family with inflatables, kids tractor driving, pedal pull, model train displays, an 1860s baseball game, petting zoo, music and SO MUCH MORE.  Click on the full schedule of events for days and times.

Event Prices

Gladiolus Days Pageant
(Sunday & Monday Night)

$5.00
FREE With Button

Teen Dance
(Wednesday Night)

$5.00
FREE With Button

Moose Lodge Comedy Show
(Thursday Night)

Advanced Tickets – $10.00
At the Door – $15.00

Event – Little Miss & Jr Miss
Sunday August 21st 5:00pm
Event – Teen Miss
Monday August 22nd 7:00 pm
Event – Wednesday August 24th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Event – Jeff Gerbino Comedy Show
Thursday August 25th 7:30 p.m.
Moose Lodge

Gladiolus Days Pageant

2022 Little Miss & Jr Miss

Little Miss & Junior Miss Court 2022

Miss Gladiolus Days Scholarship Pageant 2022 Brochure cover

2022 Miss Gladiolus Days

2022 Miss Gladiolus Days Court

Gladiolus Scholarship Pageant Court 2022

Miss Gladiolus Days Scholarship Pageant 2022 Brochure cover

Left to Right:

  • 2021 Ambassador – Kaydance Hart
  • 2021 Ambassador – Araceli White
  • 2021 Ambassador – Adi Karlen

Thank You

2022 Results