Area Events

6/24/2017

The 1st annual Roadhouse Rustic Art Festival will be on Saturday, June 24th from Noon-5pm at the Ruffed Grouse Roadhouse of Lengby. Watch as various artists saw, hammer, and explain their craft.

6/25/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Robert “One Man” Johnson on Sunday, June 25th. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley).

Halstad Lutheran Church is celebrating 125 years on Sunday, June 25th with a 9am worship service, a program with music and messages, followed by a free will dinner in the fellowship hall.

6/28/2017

Ben Winchester from the University of Minnesota, will be presenting Rewriting the Rural Narrative, talking about Brain Gain, Economic Development and Housing on Wednesday, June 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the University of Minnesota Crookston (Kiehle Auditorium). It is free and open to the public

6/29/2017

The 101st Annual Mahnomen County Fair will be Thursday, June 29th through Saturday, July 1st in Mahnomen. Events will include a tractor pull, baja races, Pembina County Chariot & Chuckwagon Races, and the Midwest Rides Carnival on the midway.

6/30/2017

Hendrum's 135th birthday party and Hendrum-Perley's All-School Reunion will be Friday, June 30th through Sunday, July 2nd. Events will include tours of the Hendrum-Perley school, supper, firing of the town canon, parade, classic car & antique tractor show, street dance, banquet dinner, all faith's service and free will BBQ pork dinner.

7/2/2017

F-M Crossroads Powwow will be Sunday, July 2nd through Tuesday, July 4th, at Scheel’s Arena in Fargo.  The Powwow will bring in Native American dancers and singers from across the U.S. and Canada to compete in this annual event. It is open to the public. Ticket Prices: 3 Day Pass $25; Day Pass $10; 7 & Under Free; 65+ Free. Grand Entries Friday: 7 pm; Saturday:  1 pm & 7 pm; Sunday: 1pm. Hours Friday doors: 4 pm; Saturday doors: 11 am; Sunday doors: 11 am. This event will promote cultural awareness in the area and allow many who have never been exposed to contest powwow, the opportunity to see and hear the different songs and styles of dance of the many tribes from the area. They expect to see as many as 1,000 dancers and 5,000 spectators over the 3-day event.

7/5/2017

The 117th Polk County Fair in Fertile will be held Wednesday, July 5th through Sunday, July 9th. Activities will include a rodeo, talent contest, kids pedal pull, baja races, 5K walk/run, bingo, parade, super demo derby. Armstrong Shows are on the midway. For a full schedule of events, go to www.polkcountyfairfertilemn.com.

7/7/2017

Activities for the Waubun Bombers "Year of the Years" All School Reunion on Friday, July 7th include: an evening meal from 5:30-8:30pm at the WHS Commons (Cost of $7); alumni flag football at the football field at 6:30pm, Electronic Horse Races and Waubun Gear Contest at 7:30, Waubun School trivia at 8:30pm.

Events for Rothsay's Prairie Days on Friday, July 7th include: Community BBQ and music, beer garden, horse & pony pull, fireworks show.

7/8/2017

Activities for Rothsay's Prairie Days on Saturday, July 8th include: Rothsay Ribfest, woodbat softball tournament, city parade, flea market, food in the park, bean bag tournament, kiddie pedal pull, kids' air games, mini golf and dunk tank, street dance with music by Tripwire.

Activities for the Waubun Bombers "Year of the Years" All School Reunion on Saturday, July 8th include: 5K Walk/Run at 8am, parade at noon, bean bag tournament, air games, karaoke in the park, flea market, food vendors, fry bread eating contest, farmer's market, music jam session, WHS school tours, street dance with music by Nasty Habit from 8pm-midnight.

The Cormorant Area Art Club is holding its 20th Annual Show on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th from 10am-5pm at the Cormorant Community Center..

7/9/2017

The Polk County Fair Parade will be held on Sunday, July 9th, beginning at 2pm. The theme is Red, White & Blue. Anyone wishing to have a unit in the parade can contact Mike Moore at 218-687-3737 or email mdmoore@gvtel.com.

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Lowest Pair on Sunday, July 9th.  This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley).

Activities for Rothsay's Prairie Days on Sunday, July 9th include: Community Fellowship & service.

7/13/2017

The Clay County Fair will be held in Barnesville, Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th.  The free-gate fair is filled with family fun entertainment, livestock shows, 4-H, FFA and Open Class exhibits, crafters/ vendors, grandstand shows, a lot of children activities and a carnival.

The 2nd Annual Cruise to Grandin Car Show for Goodies in Grandin is Thursday, July 13th from 3-8pm. Bring your toys with wheels of any kind – cars, tractors, motorcycles, bikes, and more!There will be dash plaques for the 1st 50 cars, and awards will be given. Cars can preregister by calling 701-866-4233. There will also be fire truck tours, fire hats for kids, face painting, bingo and vendors. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sides, and pies and a bake sale at the Fire Hall. 106.5 KRJB will be broadcasting live beginning at 3pm.

7/15/2017

Twin Valley Town & Country Day will be on Saturday, July 15th. More information to come.

7/16/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Nicholas Jackson on Sunday, July 16th. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley)

7/20/2017

The 14th Annual Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show will be at the Cormorant Community Center on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm. People from the area can bring their talent to the stage. Tickets for the show are $5. For more information, or if you're interested in being part of the show, call Carolyn at 701-388-4877. Ice cream will be served following the program.

7/22/2017

The 2017 Firearm Safety Course will be held on Saturday, July 22nd or Sunday, July 23rd from 1-7pm at the Red River Valley Sportsmen's Club of Perley. Youth ages 11-15 who have not completed firearm safety, are encouraged to take this course. Go to www.mndnr.gov, click the Education/Safety tab, then under Hunter Education & Safety Classes, go to Firearms Safety for Youth. Click on the HunterCourse.com link and start your course. Once you have passed the course, parents will need to purchase a field day voucher for $24. You must have this voucher with you on range & field day. Contact Wayne Lee at 701-361-8158 or Keith Kaste at 218-784-8376 for more information.

7/23/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Bluebird on Sunday, July 23rd. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley)

7/27/2017

Barnesville’s annual Community Picnic will be held on Thursday, July 27th, featuring a picnic supper, Miss Barnesville crowning, inflatable games, barrel train, DJ, and Fireworks

7/30/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Corey Medina & Brothers on Sunday, July 30th. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley)

8/1/2017

National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1st.

8/6/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features After 5 on Sunday, August 6th. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley)

8/10/2017

Legends & Logging Days will be held in Park Rapids Thursday, August 10th through Saturday, August 12th. It kicks off downtown Park Rapids on Thursday night with Water Wars & Second Street Stage music event, then moves to the East 40 Tractor Grounds for the Legends & Logging Days festival on Friday and Saturday. •Thrilling Lumberjack action, amazing Master Chainsaw sculptors, tomahawk & archery demonstrations, historical encampment, live music, fabulous food and more. Lumberjack show including Log Rolling and Interactive Camps. The Park Rapids Fire Department hosts the 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5k, and a Legendary Archer Competition
 

8/18/2017

Activities for Ulen's 56th Annual Turkey BBQ on Friday, August 18th include: Children's Theater Production at 6:30pm, Men's Softball game at 7pm, LYO Teen Dance from 8pm-Midnight, Fireworks at Dusk.

8/19/2017

Activities for Ulen's 56th Annual Tukey BBQ on Saturday, August 19th include: Men's softball tournament begins at 8am, 5K Walk/Run at 8:30am, Street Fair from 9am-5pm, Car Show & Beer Garden from 12:30-3pm, Parade at 1pm, kids games from 2-5pm, kiddie tractor pull at 2:30pm, Turkey BBQ 3:30-6pm, raffle drawing at 6pm, Street Dance with music by Tripwire from 9am-1am. There will also be entertainment by the Ulen Centennial Band, open house at the Senior Citizen's Center, and Ulen Museum open. For more information, go to www.ulenmn.com.

The 7th Annual Cormorant Daze Car & Truck Show will be Saturday, August 19th from 10am-3pm in Cormorant Village. Registration begins at 8am. Registration is $10. Dash plaques for first 125 cars or trucks. All participants will receive at 2018 Cormorant Daze Car Show calendar. Pre-registration is encouraged by emailing garagemahal@loretel.net

8/20/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s 2017 Free Summer Concert Series features Tim “Off Duty” Eggebraaten on Sunday, August 20th. This is free and open to the public, rain or shine. (17797 366th St, Bagley)

8/25/2017

Activites for Barnesville Potato Days on Friday, August 25th include: Street Fair from 10am-8pm, Kiddie Parade at 10am, National Lefse Cookoff at 1pm, Mashed Potato Wrestling at 5:30pm, Miss Tater Tot Pageant at 6pm, French Fry Feed at 7pm, Potato Car Races at 7:30pm, Teen Dance at 7pm. For more information, go to www.potatodays.com

8/26/2017

Actitivities for Barnesville Potato Days on Saturday, August 26th include: Potato Pancake Feed from 7-11am, 10K/5K Fun Run at 8am, Street Fair from 9am-4pm, Potato Picking Contest at 10am, Car Show from 10am-4:30pm, Potato Sack Fashion Show from 11am-Noon, Strong Man Competition at 12:30pm, Potato Peeling Contest at 1pm, Mashed Potato Eating Contest at 2:30pm, Potato Days Parade at 5:30pm, Street Dance with music by 8th Hour at 9pm.

8/27/2017

The Farm by the Lake’s Annual Festival will be held on Sunday, August 27th.  (17797 366th St, Bagley)

9/1/2017

The Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion will be Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th at the WMSTR grounds at Rollag. This year's feature is the E-B line. There will be free full-size and miniature train ride, free carousel rides, parades daily at 10am and 2pm, spark shows and old time music, pioneer ladies & kids activities, horse power & farm living exhibits, tractor and power demonstrations & more. For more information, go to www.rollag.com