Hobo Convention – Second Week of August
The classic image of the hobo is a lone wanderer riding the rails, looking for adventure. But it seems as though hobos have a much more social side than any of us imagined. This is proved every August during the annual Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa. Here, hobos congregate in one of their most beloved railway towns, to touch base, share information on how routes are shaping up and which railyards have the most aggressive bulls, and most curiously, to nominate the Hobo King and Hobo Queen for the upcoming year.