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 - 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
Noon - 3pm • Tappy's Face Paiting - Viking Memorial Park
CANCELLED! 2:30-3:30pm • UffDa BBQ Contest Judging - CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2016.
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
Friday and Saturday, October 7-8:
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center is sponsoring a public exhibition of hand-made articles and inventions. Many individuals in the area have created useful items for farm and home use, including children's toys and scale replicas of farm buildings and other things. We are asking that anyone who has hand-made pieces, old or new, should bring them 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!
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!
PLEASE NOTE: Festival of Quilts event will be held the following weekend, October 7-8, 2016***
Spring Grove Fest Building- 110 North Division Avenue, Spring Grove, MN 55974
Our Favorite Local Links:
Ivy Grove Cafe