Finn Fest

 2017 Finn Fest: Midsummer on the Maple
& Frederick All-School Reunion
June 23-25

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 2017

Tervetuloa! Welcome!          PRINTABLE FINN FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY  - June 23    

5:00 PM – Finn Fest Raffle tickets and memorabilia go on sale Frederick High SchoolJames Wedgwood ventriloquist
5:00 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 – FHS
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM – James Wedgwood, Ventriloquist/Comedian – FHS gym
9:00 PM - 11:30 AM – Dueling Duo  - Check out these Las Vegas quality Dueling Pianos covering virtually any song you can think to request, wowing audiences everywhere.  $15 Advanced/$20 Door - Titan’s Bar & Grill

Dueling Duo Dueling Pianos South Dakota

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-5K Road Race - start at Frederick Area School
8:00-10:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast
 (Finnish Pancakes available)– Frederick Area School
8:00-10:00 AM – Bake Sale for Frederick Area Historical Society –  at Frederick Area School
9:00 AM-4:00  PM – Souvenir Sales & Silent Auction – Museum display; sale of Frederick and Finn Fest souvenirs. Stop by for coffee & cookies. - Frederick Museum
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 –  Simmon’s Park
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – Food Vendors – Park
10:30 AM-1:30 PM - Caramel Rolls & Pork Sandwiches -
Community Store
11:00 AM – Parade – Main Street Parade Entry Registration Click Here 10:30-12:00 noon – Rootbeer Float Sales by the Emma Burnham Library wife carrying
12:00 – 5:00 PM – Inflatables (Sponsored by the Elm Valley Men’s Community Club)
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 – Music by Kurt Smith - Bandstand at Simmons Park
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

9:00 PM – Bad Dawg Band- Main Street
9:30 PM or dusk -Juhannuskokko (Fire on the Water) – Simmons Park
10:00 PM – Sky Lantern Parade $5/lantern - Simmons Park
Dark (approx 10:30) Fireworks by Finnish Line FireworksSimmons Park 

Bad Dawg Aberdeen SDSUNDAY JUNE 25

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

 

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

COMING SOON – 2017 SPONSORS 

2016 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 | Dale & Connie Groop | Ellwein Equipment | Frederick Farmers Elevator | Frederick Seed  | Hart Angus | James Valley Communications | JM Electric | Jung Construction
Leonard & Leslie Sumption | Leroy & Sharon Ham |  Lee & Tracy Olson | Nickelson Farms | Meyers Tractor Salvage LLC | Pantorium Cleaners | Prairie Builders | Rick’s Heating & Air Conditioning | Starion Financial | Stephanie & Joel Sumption |
South Dakota Wheat Growers
Other Generous Sponsors
 Berwyn & Sharon Bain | Beadle Floral & Nursery | Ben Hofer Backhoe | Brown Law Firm | Crawford Trucks & Equipment Inc. | Dakota Sisu Farm |  | Ellendale Pharmacy | Emma Burnham Library | Full Circle Ag | Green Iron Equipment | Hub City Livestock & Auction | JB’s Ceramic’s | Mertz Lumber & Supply |  | Northern Electric Cooperative | AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS

Click Here to See the full 2016 Finn Fest program! (Link to the PDF)

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