Plan Your Trip

Murray Fest Midwest
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Webster City, Iowa


The Murray Fest staff is looking forward to welcoming you to Central Iowa. To assist you as you plan your visit to Central Iowa, our staff has compiled a list of recommended hotels with special event pricing, area campgrounds, and our favorite Central Iowa attractions.


Murray Fest Midwest Festival & Conference Location:
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
1200 Bluff St
Webster City, IA 50595

Murray Fest Midwest will be held at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City, IA. Webster City is conveniently located just one hour north of the Des Moines area, and two and a half hours south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee will receive specific directions and information with their tickets/wristbands based on their parking selection when purchasing tickets.

Directions to Webster City from Des Moines, IA: Take I-35 North from Des Moines (toward Minneapolis) for approximately 75 miles. Take exit 142B to merge onto US-20 West (toward Fort Dodge). Take exit 140 for IA-17 for Webster City.

Directions from Minneaplis, MN: Take I-35 South from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for approximately 193 miles. Take exit 142B to merge onto US-20 West (toward Fort Dodge). Take exit 140 for IA-17 for Webster City.


As you plan your trip to Murray Fest Midwest, we recommend reserving your hotel, campsite, or other lodging as soon as possible. Webster City is a small community with a population just under 8,000. We expect the hotels in town will fill quickly, and recommend as you search for lodging to include other nearby communities including: eastern Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Story City, Boone, and Ames — all are within 20-25 minutes of the event. Also worth considering is the greater Des Moines area, which is just one hour south of Webster City. 



The Murray Fest team is pleased to offer a variety of Central Iowa hotels with special event pricing.

To view these hotels offering special event pricing, please click the button below. This link will take you to our Reserve Travel partner’s website where you can book directly through their site.




As you plan your trip to Central Iowa, consider these additional hotel and accommodation options:


Central Iowa has many great campgrounds, many of which offer picturesque views along the Boone River. Below is a list of a few of our area favorites. Click the campground name to visit the website.

NOTE: Camping and RV parking will not be available at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds during Murray Fest.


The Murray Fest and McMurray Hatchery team is excited to welcome you to Central Iowa. As a century-old Iowa-based business, we are proud of our home state. While you’re here, consider spending an extra day or more in Iowa. Many communities across Iowa will be celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks displays and festivals; take in a baseball game with the Iowa Cubs; Adventureland in the Des Moines area is a highlight for families looking for exciting roller coasters, rides, and water parks; shop at Central Iowa’s malls and outlet malls; or there is always something to do for outdoor enthusiasts including hiking, canoeing, boating, fishing, biking, more! To request a travel guide, view calendars of local events, and learn about popular attractions visit these Iowa tourism websites:


Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Murray McMurray Hatchery
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Premier 1 Supplies
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by The Carolina Homestead Exchange
Murray Fest Midwest | Sponsors | Iowa Tourism Office
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Omlet
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by Brinsea USA
Murray Fest Midwest | Presented by the Webster City Chamber of Commerce

Grow your business by connecting with homesteaders, backyard chicken keepers! Learn more about becoming a sponsor or a vendor at Murray Fest Midwest.

Murray Fest Midwest paid for in part by the Iowa Tourism Office.