Summerfest set for the weekend in LeRoy

Published 10:13 am Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bob Adams of Osage, Iowa, polishes the hood of his ‘57 Chevy as cars begin rolling in for a previous Car and Motorcycle Show during LeRoy Summerfest. -- Photo provided

Bob Adams of Osage, Iowa, polishes the hood of his ‘57 Chevy as cars begin rolling in for a previous Car and Motorcycle Show during LeRoy Summerfest. — Photo provided

Let the festivities begin in LeRoy.

LeRoy’s annual Summerfest will take place July 18, 19 and 20 this year, with many classic events making a return. That includes the bean bag tournament, tractor pull, car and motorcycle shows, dog contest and more.

“It’s something that brings a lot of the community together, and I think it’s something that the town folks look forward to,” said Patty White, LeRoy City Clerk.

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One notable change is the annual 5K run/walk will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18, instead of Saturday.

The night run will include glowsticks, according to organizers.

The annual parade will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

2014 LeRoy Summerfest Schedule


1 p.m. — Professor Marvel’s World of Wonders at the LeRoy Community Center.

5:30-7:15 p.m. — Lion’s Club Walking Tacos Meal, at L-O School Commons

7:30 p.m. — Variety Show by LeRoy Community Theater at L-O School Gym

8 p.m. — Ninth annual Cardinal Man 5K Glow Run/Walk, LeRoy Pool Benefit. Contact Elaine Mills at 507-440-0674

9 p.m.-1 a.m. — DJ sponsored by Sweet’s Hotel


8 a.m. — Neil Yost Memorial Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament, South Park, contact Dave Evans at 507-421-3065

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Open House & Book Sale at LeRoy Public Library

10 a.m. — Kid Power Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull at South Park

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Container Gardening Contest at South Park

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Lunch & Pie & Ice Cream Social by First Presbyterian Church at Community Center

Noon — Fourth Annual Ray Kiefer Memorial Tractor Pull at Northern Country Coop, Registration begins at 11 a.m., Contact Jim Mossyge at 507-696-0559 or Bob Mossyge at 507-324-5275

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — 12th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show sponsored by Son’s of the American Legion at South Park, registration begins at10 a.m., contact Kenny McRoberts at 507-324-5264

11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Kid’s Carnival Games by Lutheran Social Services at South Park

Noon-4 p.m. — Kick Ball Games at South Park, Grades K-2 Signup at noon; Grades 3-5 Signup at 1 p.m.; Grades 6-12 signup at 2 p.m.; Adults Signup at 4 p.m. $1 per person to play; Parents are welcome to play with their kids.

1 p.m. — Little Miss & Little Mr. Summerfest Contest at South Park; Check-In at 12:30 p.m., $5 entry fee; Judged on (1) Question, (2) Talent, (3) Attire; for ages 5 to 9 years

1-5 p.m. — Free Swim at LeRoy Pool

2 p.m. — Bingo at South Park

5-7 p.m. — Windsor Chop Supper at South Park, Musical Entertainment during Supper by Tim’s Mobile Music (L-O Commons in case of rain)

6:30 p.m. — 72-team Single Elimination Bean Bag Tournament on South Broadway by Travel Lanes, Contact Kristin Stevens at 507-272-6613. Teams must be pre-registered. Toad Runner DJ following tournament at South Broadway by Travel Lanes


10 a.m. — Joint Ecumenical Church Service at South Park

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Grilled Chicken Dinner, sponsored by LeRoy Fire Department, at Fire Hall

2 p.m. — Grand Parade. Free watermelon, music by JJ’s Pickup Band following parade, and kiddy train rides at South Park.