Finn Fest

 2018 Finn Fest: Midsummer on the Maple
June 22-24

CLICK for REGISTRATION FOR: Parade entries, Wife Carrying, 5K Road Race, Boot toss & More or to volunteer!
More information about the WIFE CARRYING CONTEST here!

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE SISU AWARD 2019  

Tervetuloa! Welcome!

FRIDAY, June 22 (one-page Printable Finn Fest Schedule here or FULL Finn Fest Book Here)

Jerry Frasier magician comedian5:00 PM – Finn Fest community memorabilia go on sale Frederick High School
5:00 – 6:45 PM- Craft/Vendor Show – If you’re interested in being a craft or food vendor complete the registration form
5:30 – 7:00 PM – Picnic Hosted by South Dakota Snow Queen Festival   – Frederick Area School
5:00 – 7:00 PM Mölkky open Practice – Learn the game & practice for Saturday’s tournament (watch how Mölkky is played)
7:00 PM – Opening Ceremony –
     SISU Award, Little Miss/Mister Finn Contest for 5-6 year-olds (you don’t have to be from Frederick)– FHS
7:15 – 8:15 PM – Jerry Frasier, Magician/Comedian – FHS gym
8:30 – 9:30 PM – Line Dancing, Keep It Kountry Line Dancing Club  – Ever wanted to learn to line dance?  Here’s your chance! Check this out and put your new skills to use on Sat. at the Street dance. –  FHS Gym
Weather Permitting:
9:45 PM – Fire On the Water – Juhannuskokko  – Simmons Park
10:00 PM – Sky Lantern Parade –
Sky Lanterns for sale $3-$5 each – Watch the sky light up with beautiful floating lanterns.  Make a wish, send a message and let it go! – Simmons Park
Fire on the water10:15 PM – Fireworks – Simmons Park

SATURDAY – June 23
7:30 AM – 5K Road Race registration –  Frederick Area School – Sponsored by FHS Cross Country Team – Questions contact Janelle Barondeau at 290-3137 with questions. Frederick Area School
7:30 – 1:00 PM – Craft and Vendor Show – If you’re interested in being a craft or food vendor complete the registration form –  Frederick School
8:00 – 5 K Road Race – start at Frederick Area School
8:00-10:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast
 (Finnish Pancakes available)– by Knights of Columbus:  Pancakes, Sausage & Biscuits & Gravy Free Will Offering Frederick Area School
8:00-10:00 AM – Bake Sale  by Frederick Area Historical Society – at Frederick Area School
9:00 AMClassic cars –  on display throughout the day
9:00 – 4:00  PM – Souvenir Sales  – Museum display; sale of Frederick and Finn Fest souvenirs. Stop by for coffee & cookies. – Frederick Museum
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM Escape Room Adventure – Grab a group of friends and try your puzzle skills & try to escape. BUY Finn Fest Escape Room Tickets Here
10:30 AM-1:30 PM – Caramel Rolls & Pork Sandwiches – Community Store
10:30-12:00 noon – Rootbeer Float Sales by the Emma Burnham Library
12:00 PM – Parade – Register Here – Line up starts at 11:30
wife carrying1:00 – 5:00 PM – Inflatables (Sponsored by the Elm Valley Men’s Community Club) Simmons Park
1:00 PM – Mölkky Tournament – Frederick is an official site of the USA Mölkky Tour.  Come to Finn Fest for a chance to compete in a national tournament!  No experience necessary; no fee to enter.
2:00 PM- 5:00 pm – Finnish Competitive GamesRegister Here  (Preregistration preferred, but not required; t-shirts for wife carrying not guaranteed for those not preregistered)

      • Midwest Wife Carrying Championship – win wife’s weight in beer and $500 reimbursement to attend North American Wife Carrying Contest in Newry, Maine   (Officially Sanctioned event of the North American Wife Carrying Contest) Firefighter Challenge
      • Boot Toss
      • Cell Phone Toss

Bad Dawg Aberdeen SD5:00 – 10:00 – Food Vendor – Main Street
6:30 – 8:30 – Entertainment –
Main Street
Featuring:  Music by Kurt Smith
9:00 PM –  1:00 AM – Bad Dawg BandMain Street

SUNDAY JUNE 24

10:00 AM – Church Service – Savo Church (located at
the intersection of
Brown County roads
3 and 14)
11:00 AM – Fellowship & LunchMöjokka Stew, Finn Bread – (free will donation)

Finn Fest: Midsummer on the Maple would not be possible without these fantastic sponsors

2018 SPONSORS 

 STAR SPONSORS – $1000+

Elm Valley Men’s Community Club |  First National Bank  Frederick | Frederick Forward 

 FRIENDS OF FINN FEST – $600+ 

Aberdeen Asphalt | Farmers Union Oil |
George & Donna Sumption | Mikkonen Organic | Town of Frederick 

FANS OF FINN FEST – $300+
  Agriswine Alliance | Agtegra | American Legion Club – Ellendale | Chad’s Electric | Dental Center | Dakota Broadcasting | Dakota Plains Feed & Grain | Ellwein Equipment | Family Dental Care | Frederick Farmers Elevator |  Frederick Seed | Gappa Electric | Insurance Plus | James Valley Communications | JM Electric | Joel  & Stephanie Sumption |Lee & Tracy Olson | Leonard & Leslie Sumption | Leroy & Sharon Ham | Mertz Lumber & Supply | Meyers Tractor Salvage | Natural Dakota Soy | Nickelson Farms | Pantorium Cleaners | Prairie Builders | Rick’s Heating & Air Conditioning | Starion Financial
Other Generous Sponsors
 Anniki’s Weaving | Ben Hofer Backhoe | Dale & Connie Groop | Ellendale Pharmacy | Engelhart Ranch |
Full Circle  Ag | Green Iron Equipment | Harms Oil | Hart Angus |Hub City Livestock & Auction | Hub City Radio
Northern Electric Cooperative | Pierson Ford |
AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS

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