Grand Meadow Nine hurler Tyler "Looper" Glynn delivers during a base ball match against the Rochester Roosters last year in an 1860s vintage baseball game as part of Meadow Fest.
Grand Meadow Nine hurler Tyler "Looper" Glynn delivers during a base ball match against the Rochester Roosters last year in an 1860s vintage baseball game as part of Meadow Fest.

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Vintage baseball game returning to Meadowfest

Published 10:59am Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grand Meadow is gearing up for three days of shows, music, games and history lessons.

Meadowfest 2013 will kick off this Friday with Bingo, a teen beanbag tournament, family fun night and music downtown with the band Trouble Shooter from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Saturday events will get a little boost from the Mower County Historical Society with an open house at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall and an evening 1860’s “base ball” game between the Grand Meadow Nine and the Rochester Roosters. There’s no gloves in this game, no stealing and fines for breaking the rules.

Other Saturday events include a mud bog on the northwest edge of town, a parade, plenty of games and rides in the park and another night of street dance with the band Next to Nothing.

Sunday continues with the Paul Stier Memorial Skid Loader Rodeo, kids’ water fights, basketball, kickball and more. The GAR will also be open Sunday with a presentation from mock Union soldiers.

For a complete list of events and times, find the schedule at cityofgrandmeadow.com.


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