Rose Creek expecting big crowd for 150th
Published 9:09 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Rose Creek will be celebrating 150 years during its annual Rose Creek Days this weekend. As a result, this year’s celebration will be bigger than in previous years.
“The City Council has gotten involved this year,” said Dean Bendtsen, a founding member of The Creek Club. “It used to be put on solely by The Creek Club.”
The event draws several thousand visitors each year, a big influx for a town with a population of 400.
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According to Bendtsen, the centennial celebration drew 30,000 people.
This year’s celebration begins with a live performance by Pop ROCK on Thursday night.
Events will continue Friday afternoon with several kickball tournaments, a memorabilia display at City Hall, a beer garden, a fireman’s water fight and a DJ performance with US Country 99.9.
Events will run all day through Saturday, including the tractor pull, an all school reunion, kids’ carnival, a live performance from Good For Gary and, of course, the parade and fireworks display.
Events wrap-up on Sunday with softball and bean bag tournaments and a car and tractor show.
In commemoration of 150 years, the Rose Creek Post Office will be offering a limited special Rose Creek Sesquicentennial stamp for sale from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 to 9:25 a.m. on Saturday only.
Bendsten encourages everyone to come out for the celebration.
“People can pick up on a little history of a small town not far from Austin,” he said.
•Live performance by Pop ROCK at Park Tennis Court, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
•Annual Black Socks Kickball Tournament (Ages 10 and Under), call Elton Edland at 507-460-9082 or 507-437-2805, 4 p.m.
•Concession Stand in the Park, 4 p.m.
•Annual Black Socks Kickball Tournament (Ages 15 and Under), call Elton Edland at 507-460-9082 or 507-437-2805, 5 p.m.
•Memorabilia Display at City Hall, call Andy Felten at 507-440-6071 for more information, 6 to 8 p.m.
•Annual Black Socks Kickball Tournament (Open Class), call Elton Edland at 507-460-9082 or 507-437-2805, 7 p.m.
•Beer Garden Tent in the Park, 8 p.m.
•Fireman’s Water Fight, registration in front of Ulven’s Hardware, 8:30 p.m.
•Free DJ – Scott Fuller/US Country 99.9 in the Park, 8 p.m. to midnight
•Concession Stand in the Park, 8 a.m.
•Softball Tournament, call Zack Stratton at 507-219-1867, 8 a.m.
•Tractor Pull Registration, 9 a.m.
•Boy Scout Hot Dog Stand during Tractor Pull, 9 a.m.
•Memorabilia Display at City Hall, call Andy Felten at 507-440-6071 for more information, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Craft Show Flea Market on the East Side of the Park, 10a.m. to 7 p.m.
•Parade (line-up at 10 a.m.), call Craig Weis at 507-460-0279 for more information, noon
•Beer Garden Tent in the Park, after the Parade
•Volleyball Tournament at The Creek, call Heidi Olson at 507-437-1413, 2 p.m.
•Rose Creek All School Reunion at the School Gym, 2 to 4 p.m.
•Kids’ Carnival in the Park, featuring the Horsin’ Around Carousel, compliments of Mower Freeborn Electric, 2 to 4 p.m.
•Kids’ Tractor Pull at the Park Tennis Court, 3 p.m.
•Rose Creek Fire Department Windsor Shop Supper in the Park, 4 to 8 p.m.
•Polka Band in the Park, 3 to 6 p.m.
•Auction in the Park, 7 p.m.
•Drawing for Guns and Quilt at The Creek, 8 p.m.
•Live Performance by Good for Gary in the Park, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
•Fireworks in the Park, 10 p.m.
•Softball Tournament, 8 a.m.
•Concession Stand in the Park, 8 a.m.
•Car Show (registration from 9 a.m. to noon, call Dave Nelson at 507-438-0429), noon to 3 p.m.
•Tractor Show, call Kevin Brown at 507-438-7332, noon to 3 p.m.
•Bean Bag Tournament in the Park, noon to 3 p.m.
•Memorabilia Display at City Hall, call Andy Felten at 507-440-6071 for more information, noon to 3 p.m.