Centerville, Iowa: Pancake Day, World's Largest Town Square

The world's largest town square and free pancakes one day a year -- reasons aplenty to visit Centerville.

Appanoose County Courthouse

N 12th St., Centerville, IA
Three blocks west of Hwy 5, one block north of Hwy 2. Look for the Appanoose County Courthouse.
Last Saturday in September.
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Pancake Day, World's Largest Town Square

It's the world's largest town square without stoplights or anything. It is also the site of the annual Pancake Day festival.

[Darrell Cosgrove, 03/05/2005]

This is an older tip, but we've heard from more locals about Pancake Day. It's a tradition begun in 1949 where Centerville businesses cook up and serve free pancakes all day as a "thank you" to customers. We're told not to miss the Pancake Day Parade.

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