October 7-8, 2016

Spring Grove Fest Building- 110 North Division Avenue, Spring Grove, MN 55974

Friday and Saturday, October 7-8:

Festival of Quilts Show & Sale • Click here for details

Giants of the Earth Heritage Center is sponsoring HANDMADE INVENTIONS(INCLUDING KIDS!) On October 7 and 8, Giants of the Earth Heritage Center is sponsoring a public exhibition of hand-made articles and inventions. "Inventions at Play" focuses on how all ages experience various playful habits of mind that underlie invention, such as curiosity, imagination, visual thinking, model building and problem solving. This category includes toys for children and musical instruments. 'Inventions at Work' focuses on adaptations farmers and others have made to make their work easier. All are invited to bring their Hand-made items to the Heritage Center for documentation and an interview. Smaller pieces should be brought in any time the week of October 3rd. Larger pieces will be displayed in Enger Garden and need to be in place as early in the morning as possible on October 7. They will need to be taken home by 5 PM on October 8. It is not necessary that the invention be old. It is encouraged to make something special for this event. Judges will be offering preferential treatment to the inventions made by primary and middle school students. The award-winning rate for primary and middle school students is 10% higher than that of the adult inventors.

Bring your invention(s) to the Heritage Center for this event in advance of the 1:00 Friday, October 7 opening. Exhibition questions can be answered by coordinators Ed Myrah at 507.696.7243 or Dr. Gray at 507.459.9188.

Bluff Country Artists Gallery 8x8 Canvas Fundraiser on Saturday, October 8.
Tickets are $10 which includes wine, beer and appetizers; for $40, you'll get wine, beer appetizers, PLUS you'll get to take home a one-of-a-kind 8x8 Canvas, created by our gallery artists, student artists, and local independent artists!


2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please note- BBQ Contest has been CANCELLED for 2016. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

7 am - ? • City Wide Garage Sales
8pm •  Music at Norski’s Saloon

Saturday October 1, 2016

7 am - ? • City Wide Garage Sales
All Day • Norwegian Ridge Nature & Birding Trails - Trailhead located behind Red's IGA
8:30 – 9:30 am • Registration and Check-in for LØVE LOPE 5k Run/Walk   (Run begins at 10am) - Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Lions Club
9am - 3pm •  Flea Market & Farmers Market + Vendors - Viking Memorial Park
10 am •  LØVE LØPE 5k Run/Walk and TOFF NORSK Challenge begins - Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Lions Club; this is a fundraiser for community improvements.
10 am •  ‘Walk Spring Grove’ loops/stations open - maps/info at Viking Memorial Park - Sponsored by Spring Grove Parks Committee
10 am - 1pm • Norwegian Goodies - at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center - by Sons of Norway
10 am - 1pm • 8x8 Art Exhibit - Canvases on Display - Bluff Country Artists Gallery
10:30 am - 2pm • Pork Burgers by the SG Athletic Boosters - Viking Memorial Park
10:30 am - until gone! •  Homemade Apple Pie sale - Dollars for Scholars - Syttende Mai Hus - whole pies or by the slice a-la mode; Order ahead by using this form
11am • Uff-Da Fest Story Walk - Viking Memorial Park - Families will take a walk near and around Viking Memorial Park to read the story "Otis and the Scarecrow" by Loren Long. All kids will receive a copy of the book - sponsored byHouston County Public Health
11am - 2pm • Music by Guilty Kilts with Abigail-  Viking Memorial Park Gazebo
11am - 2pm • Kid's Games including Batting Cages, Kubb, Corn Pile - Viking Memorial Park
11am - 2pm • Food Stand - served by SG Youth Football - Viking Memorial Park
11am - 2pm • SG Soda Ice Cream Floats - served by SGHS Drama Club - Viking Memorial Park; proceeds benefit Drama Club
Noon • Bean Bag Tourney - Maple Drive near Viking Memorial Park; register at Noon
Noon - 3pm • Balloons by Kevin - Viking Memorial Park
12:30 - 3pm • Tappy's Face Paiting - Viking Memorial Park
4pm-? • Abby’s Concessions - Viking Memorial Park
8pm • Spring Grove Lions Club Truck Drawing at Norski’s Saloon; Call 507-498-3456 for your tickets, or get there early to buy (if there are any left!)
8 pm- Midnight • DJ - Norski's Saloon
8 pm - Midnight • The Christopher Band - American Legion Post 249


Aaaaahhhh, Autumn…
Perhaps autumn is the most beautiful time of year to visit our picturesque city. Nestled in the southeast corner of Minnesota, we are surrounded by nature’s bounty, and we welcome you to enjoy the tranquility and pastoral views of this area, where our Norwegian ancestors settled so long ago. With an occasional sprinkle of the Norwegian language still overheard on the street, and celebration steeped in tradition, we’re sure you’ll find our fair city a delight to the senses any time of year!