Harvest Fest returns to Hollandale

Published 9:21 am Friday, September 12, 2014

By Colleen Harrison


HOLLANDALE — The Hollandale Harvest Festival returns this year with a Saturday full of activities.

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Activities will kick off with a pancake breakfast at the Hollandale Fire Department at 7:30 a.m that will accept free will donations. Garage sales throughout Hollandale will start a half hour later.

Town history can be absorbed starting at 9 a.m. with tours at the Heritage Haus Museum. Kids games, as well as a bounce house for those 10 and under, big tractor rides and a pedal tractor track will start at 9 a.m. by Ag Power Services.

One of the festival organizers, Allison Muilenburg, said the tractor and car show will be a great time to show off those machines and automobiles. The show, as well as a craft and vendor market, begins at 10 a.m. The market is near the fire hall, while cars will be on display in front of Jones Auto and tractors will be in front of the park.

The area will be flooded for the mud bogs at 2 p.m. Sign ups will take place between noon and 1:30 p.m. behind Mr. Machinery.

The day will continue with a bean bag tournament, scavenger hunt and water wars throughout the afternoon.

A loaded baked potato and sweet corn feed will take place between 5 and 7 p.m. near the fire hall and will be accepting free will donations.

The festivities will wrap up with Down and Derby Bingo featuring MN South Bend Rollers from 8 to 11 p.m. at Three in One Bar & Restaurant, where the proceeds will go to the Hollandale Relief Fund.

According to Muilenburg, the Alliant Energy Foundation will support the Hollandale Emergency Medical Responders by matching a portion of the funds raised.

Saturday schedule

• Pancake breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., the fire hall

• Citywide garage sales, 8 a.m.

• Heritage Haus Museum tours, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Kids games, bounce house and tractor rides, 9 a.m.-noon, Ag Power Enterprises

• Tractor and car show, 10 a.m., Hollandale Park and Jones Auto

• Craft and vendor market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., near the fire hall

• Mud bog races, noon-1:30 p.m. for sign up and bogs start at 2 p.m., behind Mr. Machinery

• Bean bag tournament, 1 p.m., Three in One Bar & Restaurant

• Scavenger hunt, 2-4 p.m., the fire hall

• Bounce house, 2-5 p.m., Hollandale Park

• Water wars, 5-7 p.m., near the fire hall

• Loaded baked potato and sweet corn feed, 5-7 p.m., near the fire hall

• Down and Derby Bingo featuring MN South Bend Rollers, 8-11 p.m., Three in One Bar & Restaurant