Announcing the 2018 Festival & Related Events

The 2018 American Gothic Performing Arts Festival will take place June 8–22 across with events across Wapello County, Iowa.

   Ragtime   June 22

Ragtime June 22

  Kids Arts Camps  June 11–15 /  Performance  June 16

Kids Arts Camps June 11–15 / Performance June 16

  The Gothic Gala  June 9

The Gothic Gala June 9

  Gothic Scoop Ice Cream Social  June 10

Gothic Scoop Ice Cream Social June 10

  Opera on tap

Opera on tap


The American Gothic Performing Arts Festival (AGPAF) has been a cultural destination event for the residents of Ottumwa, Wapello County, and their guests celebrating the performing arts, specifically musical theater, in an open and friendly atmosphere. Significant to the festival’s ongoing success is its location in Wapello County. World-renowned as the setting for Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic, Wapello County provides an incomparable setting for audiences and performers alike with its natural beauty, impressive array of preserved historical architecture, a fine collection of performance venues and welcoming communities.