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 2018

Tervetuloa! Welcome!

5:00 PM – Finn Fest Raffle tickets and memorabilia go on sale Frederick High School
5:30 PM-7:00 PM – Picnic Hosted by South Dakota Snow Queen Festival   – Frederick Area School
5:00-7:00 PM Mölkky demonstrations – 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 PM – 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?  Check this out and put your new skills to use on Sat. at the Street dance. –  FHS Gym
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
10:15 PM – Fireworks – Simmons Park

 

SATURDAY – June 24
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
8:00 AM-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 AM-4:00  PM – Souvenir Sales  – Museum display; sale of Frederick and Finn Fest souvenirs. Stop by for coffee & cookies. – Frederick Museum
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Escape Room Adventure – Grab a group of friends and try your puzzle skills & try to escape. BUY Finn Fest Escape Room Tickets Here
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Craft and Vendor Show – If you’re interested in being a craft or food vendor complete the registration form and return by May 20 –  Simmons Park
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – Food Vendors Simmons Park
10:30 AM-1:30 PM – Caramel Rolls & Pork Sandwiches – Community Store
 10:30-12:00 noon – Rootbeer Float Sales by theEmma Burnham Library
wife carrying12:00 – 4:00 PM – Inflatables (Sponsored by the Elm Valley Men’s Community Club) Simmons Park
12:00 PM – Mölkky Tournament Prelims – 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.
12:00 PM – Park Entertainment – Bandstand, Simmons Park Featuring:
– Music by Kurt Smith
– India Bender
– Stick Dancing
1:00 PM – Parade  Register Here
2:00 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 Fire on the waterreimbursement 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

6:30 – 9:30 – Park Entertainment – Bandstand, Simmons Park
Bad Dawg Aberdeen SDFeaturing:
– Mölkky
– Music by Kurt Smith
– India Bender
– Stick Dancing
9:00 PM –  1:00 AM – Bad Dawg BandMain Street

SUNDAY JUNE 25

10:30 AM – Non Denominational Church service – Simmons Park
11:30 AM – Farewells & Fellowship – Refreshments & Rolls (free will donation)

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

2017 SPONSORS 

2017 STAR SPONSORS – $1000+

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

 FRIENDS OF FINN FEST – $600+ 

Aberdeen Asphalt | City of Frederick | Famers Union Oil |  George & Donna Sumption
Mikkonen Organic | Sumption Farms 

FANS OF FINN FEST – $300+
  American Legion Club Ellendale | Chad’s Electric | Dakota Broadcasting | Ellwein Equipment | Frederick Farmers Elevator | Frederick Community Store | Frederick Seed  | Hart Angus | James Valley Communications | JM Electric| Joel  & Stephanie Sumption | Jung Construction |Lee & Tracy Olson | Leonard & Leslie Sumption | Leroy & Sharon Ham | Nickelson Farms | Pantorium Cleaners | Prairie Builders | Rick’s Heating & Air Conditioning | Starion Financial  | South Dakota Wheat Growers
Other Generous Sponsors
 Anniki’s Weaving | Ben Hofer Backhoe | Butler Machinery | Crawford Trucks & Equipment Inc. | Dakota Sisu Farm | Dale & Connie Groop | Dan & Diane Cutler | Dan & Sheila Rahja | Ellendale Pharmacy | Engelhart Ranch | Emma Burnham Library | Full Circle Ag | Green Iron Equipment | Hub City Livestock & Auction | JB’s Ceramic’s | Mertz Lumber & Supply | Meyers Tractor Salvage LLC | Northern Electric Cooperative | Pierson Ford | RDO Equipment | AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS

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