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 2018

Finn Fest ESCAPE ROOM Tickets Click Here

Click Here to See the full 2017 Finn Fest program! (Link to the PDF)

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-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
11:00 AM – Parade – Main Street Parade Entry Registration Click Herewife carrying
12:00 – 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 – 3:00 PM – Frederick School Alumni Registration – pick-up name badge, tickets (essential for evening picnic and dance) & directory Frederick High School
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

5:00 Alumni Picnic –  This meal is included with paid preregistration. Additional tickets are available in advance The meal will include whole roasted hog, chicken and the trimmings. The public is invited to preregister. $45 for the first ticket includes picnic, dance and alumni book.  $15 for each additional adult ticket. children 6-12 $7.50 5 and under Free. Simmons Park
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 – Bad Dawg BandMain 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 Fireworks – Simmons Park 

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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