Finn Fest

 2019 Finn Fest: Midsummer on the Maple
June 21-23

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!

TENTATIVE  FINN FEST SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 ( 2019 book coming soon – 2018 FULL Finn Fest Book Here  )

9:00 PM Mölkky open Practice (Pre-game) – Learn the fun easy family game & practice for Saturday’s tournament (watch how Mölkky is played) Simmons Park
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 22
7:30 AM – 5K Road Race registration –  Frederick Area School – Sponsored by FHS Cross Country Team – Questions contact Janelle Barondeau at 605-290-3137 with questions. Frederick Area School
8:00 – 3:00 PM – Craft and Vendor Show – If you’re interested in being a craft or food vendor Contact Lynne @ 605-377-4239 – Frederick Area 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
wife carrying9:00 – 4:00  PM – Souvenir Sales  – Museum display; sale of Frederick and Finn Fest souvenirs. Stop by for coffee & cookies. – Frederick Museum
10:30 AM-1:30 PM – Caramel Rolls, BBQ & Brats – Community Store
10:30-12:00 noon – Rootbeer Float Sales by the Emma Burnham Library
10:30 – 12:00 noon – Car Show Registration
12:00 – 3:00 pm Car Show – All entries welcome to join the parade then park for show
PRIZES: 
Best of ShowPeople’s Choice – Motorcycle – Miscellaneous (tractors, etc…) – Highschool Class (Student 18 under & MUST own the car) 
12:00 PM – – 
Parade – Register Here – Line up starts at 11:30
1:00 – 5:00 PM – Airboat Rides – Tour a mile north of Frederick and back on the Maple in a fun airboat. Loading on 107th Street, AKA County Hwy 5, on the NE Corner of the North bridge.
1:00 – 5:00 PM – Inflatables (Sponsored by the Elm Valley Men’s Community Club) Simmons Park
1:00 PM – US Mölkky Tournament Tour – Frederick is an official site of the USA Mölkky Tour.  Easy to play. Fun to Learn.  No fee to enter. Trophies for 1st – 3rd! (watch how Mölkky is played)
Kevin Horner ventriloquist and comedian2:00 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

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Picnic Hosted by South Dakota Snow Queen Festival   – Frederick Area School
7:00 PM – SISU 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 – Kevin Horner – Ventriloquist/Magic/comedian –
FHS gym
9:00 PM –  12:00 AM – TOP Dueling Pianos – Under the Tent Main Street

SUNDAY JUNE 23

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

2019 Sponsor list coming soon

Here were the 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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