All attendees should park in our designated free parking located at the DMACC Ankeny campus. There is a shuttle running to and from DMACC and The District throughout the event.
Every guest over the age of 2 years old, must have a ticket to enter.
No firearms or weapons of any kind allowed.
No outside food or beverages.
No smoking inside the festival.
Bags limited to 12x12x6”.
Bags subject to search.
Per the recent update to CDC guidelines, vaccinated individuals will not be asked to wear a mask at this outdoor event. Per the CDC guidelines, any unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask while in a public outdoor setting such as Pizza Fest. Pizza Fest will closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will reference CDC guidelines for guidance on outdoor events.
Live Music in the Town Square Park!
Easton Corbin headlining Pizza Fest 2021!
Corbin is as country as it gets. Boasting two No. 1 singles in “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” seven top 10 singles, and a slew of awards and nominations, Corbin has been wooing country music fans with his timeless story telling since 2009.
His latest single “Turn Up,” was released spring 2020. The song is full of energy and summer optimism – the perfect mood booster and highly anticipated fan pick-me-up. Perfect for Pizza Fest 2021!
3 Opening Bands
Beginning at 4pm
In the Pizza Party Fun Zone
4pm to 9pm
Best of the Fest!
9 of your favorite pizzerias
competing for the 2021 title
Live Music All Day!
Randy Burk & The Prisoners
4:00pm to 5:30pm &
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Steeped in the rich tradition of Americana artists before him like Steve Earle, Johnny Cash and Dave Alvin, Randy Burk creates music that is at once exciting and familiar, honest and soulful, fearless and introspective.
Wrought with Midwestern sensibility and a blue-collar work ethic, Burk’s affinity for songs about love, life and pain can be traced to his small-town Iowa roots.
8:00pm to 9:15pm
Country music recording artist, Jason Brown, has performed for hundreds of thousands of music fans across the Midwest. It is because of their continuing support, his dedication to the fans, and his loyalty and love for the music industry that Jason Brown is one of country music’s up and coming, innovative artists. Jason Brown has charted 5 songs consistently on the Billboard and MediaBase Country Charts. “Momma Was A Rebel,” “Touchdown,” “I’d Love You To Hate Me,” “You Don’t Play Fair,” and “We’re All In The Same Boat”. Brown has performed with country’s leading artists including: Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, and Alan Jackson, to name a few.
Pizza Fest Contests!
Best of the Fest Pizza Contest
Pizza vendors will be woo-ing votes to be named the Best of the Fest 2021. You’re favorite pizzerias will be here. When you enter the gate, you will receive tickets to vote for your choice! Just try their $3 sample entry and you be the judge!
Best Pizza-like Creation
Restaurants and food trucks will be here too. They will each have a pizza-creation of their speciality. Anyone for pizza ice-cream? Try a sample and vote with your tickets.
Pizza Eating Contest
It’s a fave! Limited to 20 participants.
Kid’s Dough Tossing Contest
Kids age 5-10 can compete. You’ll get a fancy chef’s apron and winners will advance for a chance at 3 awesome prizes. Limited to 20 participants.
Pizza Box Folding Contest
Kids age 8 – 12 can compete in the Pizza Box Folding Contest. Winners will be those who fold their boxes in record time and meet the judges’ approval for box-folding excellence. Limited to 20 participants.
All participants will need to register in advance. Watch our social media PizzaFest info for how to signup.
Pizza Fest will have many participating food vendors that feature delicious pizza among other options! All vendors will compete for the Best Pizza Item Award and a select few will compete for Best of the Fest! Look for a * next to vendor to see who is in the running for Best of the Fest!
2021 vendors include:
Chad’s Pizza *
Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company
Grumpy J’s Gourmet Sliders
Magee’s Irish Pub & Eatery
Main Street Cafe & Bakery
Pie Five Pizza*
The Big Red Food Truck
The Outside Scoop
Wiseguys Woodfire Pizza*