Festivals promise area summer fun
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2002
It all begins this weekend in Adams with the 2002 Dairy Days celebration.
For three days, all Mower County eyes will be upon the self-proclaimed "dairy capital of the world."
Sunday's 1 p.m. parade will attract the largest crowds, but a full schedule of events in Adams City Park, including a tractor pull, will be big draws, also.
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Then, the celebration-ending cow milking contest Sunday night is another sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
The summertime celebrations are an opportunity for communities to show-off their pride as well as for everyone to have fun.
The parade through the town takes the place of family front porches today and provides relatives, friends and strangers a chance to "rub elbows" and renew old friendships or make new acquaintances.
Other summertime celebrations in the area this summer include:
Austin: Spam Museum Grand Opening June 15-16, Freedom Fest July 4-7
Blooming Prairie: Old Fashioned 4th of July 3-4
Brownsdale: Fire Department Pork Feed, July 27
Grand Meadow: MeadowFest,
Hayfield: Hey Days, July 18-21
Johnsburg: Johnsburg Jamboree, July 14
LeRoy: SummerFest Days, July 18-21
Lyle: Old Fashioned 4th of July, June 29-30
Ostrander: Uf Dah Day, Aug. 3 (tentative)
Racine: Tom and Shelly Kraetsch's
Burr Oak Buffalo Fest, July 20-21; the Root River Antique Power Association's Steam Engine Show July 19-21
St. Ansgar, Iowa: Town and Country Day,
Stacyville, Iowa: Brat Daze, July 27
Spring Valley: Wilder Festival, Aug. 16-18
Waltham: Sweetcorn Day,
Aug. 17 (tentative)
Lee Bonorden can be contacted at 434-2232 or by e-mail at :mailto:email@example.com