St. Urho Days Festival – Menahga, MN

Start Date : March 14, 2014
End Date : March 16, 2014
Time : 5:00 pm to 12:00 pm

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Menahga, Minnesota, will host its annual St. Urho Festival on Friday, March 14th, – Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

Various events to celebrate St Urho, the Finnish saint who led the grasshoppers out of the fields to save the grape crop, including a queen coronation on Friday. On Saturday there will be a pancake breakfast, with the changing of the guards at noon, followed by the parade. At 1:00 there will be the bar stool races followed by the kols (golf) tournament on the lake–weather permitting.

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Menahga, Minnesota, will host its annual St. Urho Festival from Friday, March 14th, through Sunday, March 16th, 2014.

Various events to celebrate St Urho, the Finnish saint who led the grasshoppers out of the fields to save the grape crop, including a queen coronation on Friday. On Saturday there will be a pancake breakfast, with the changing of the guards at noon, followed by the parade. At 1:00 there will be the bar stool races followed by the kols (golf) tournament on the lake–weather permitting.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 14, 2014

5:00 – 7:30pm Corned Beef, Cabbage & Meatballs at the VFW

6:30pm Meat Raffle at the VFW

7:00pm Urho Trivia at the VFW

7:00pm Opening Ceremonies at Menahga High School Gym, featuring:

7:30pm Magician and Comedian Jeffrey Salveson, Everybody’s Favorite Comedy Magician

Admission: 2014 ┬áSt. Urho’s Day Button ($5.00)

8:30pm DJ-Music Doctor at the VFW

Saturday, March 15, 2014

8:00 – 11:00am Pancake Breakfast at the Menahga Community Center

9:00am – St. Urho Volleyball Tournament at the Menahga School Gymnasium

10:00am – 12:00pm St Urho’s Day “Kahvi Aika” (Serving hot chocolate, coffee, and Finnish pulla bread) at Menahga Museum

10:30am – 12:15pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rideas at the East side of the school

11:00am – Bean Bag Tournament at the Menahga VFW

12:00pm Changing of the Guard “Nytes of St. Urho” at the St. Urho Statue

12:00pm – 8:00pm – Mojakka Feed at the VFW

12:15pm St. Urho’s Day Parade (Line up by the Cottage House Cafe)

1:00pm Barstool Races on Spirit Lake

3:00pm Meat Raffle at the VFW

5:00pm Bingo at the VFW

8:30pm Live Music “Audio Throttle” at the VFW

Sunday, March 16, 2014

11:00am Blueberry Pines St. Urho Charity Snow Sculpture Contest – Judging, Results, & Prizes. Food Donations accepted. Call Blueberry Pines at 564-4653 for more information.

All Weekend: Mojakka will be served all weekend at the Cottage House Cafe.

 

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