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

PRINTABLE 2019 Finn Fest Schedule

Fire on the water

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
10:15 PM – Fireworks – Simmons Park

SATURDAY – JUNE 22

7:30 AM – 5K Road Race registration –  Frederick Area School – Sponsored by FHS Cross

Frederick car show in South Dakota

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 11:00
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.Kens Airboat rides
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)
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 Kevin Horner ventriloquist and comedianNewry, Maine   (Officially Sanctioned event of the North American Wife Carrying Contest) Firefighter Challenge
      • Boot Toss
      • Cell Phone Toss

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Dinner 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 –  11:30 AM – Rock It Man Dueling Pianos – Under the Tent Main Street

Rock It Man Dueling Pianos

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

Here are the 2019 SPONSORS

 STAR SPONSORS – $1000+

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

 FRIENDS OF FINN FEST – $600+ 

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

FANS OF FINN FEST – $300+
Aberdeen Dental Center | Agriswine Alliance |  American Legion Club – Ellendale |  Dakota Plains Feed & Grain |  Doug Braa | Family Dental Care | Frederick Farmers Elevator | Frederick Seed | Green Iron | Insurance Plus | James Valley Communication | JM Electric | Joel  & Stephanie Sumption | Lee & Tracy Olson | Leonard & Leslie Sumption | 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 | Carlsen Funeral Homes | Chad’s Electric | Dale & Connie Groop | Dan & Diane Cutler | Dan & Sheila Rahja | Ellendale Pharmacy | Ellwein Equipment | Engelhart Ranch | Full Circle Ag | Gappa Electric | Green Iron Equipment | Harms Oil | Hub City Livestock & Auction | Hub City Radio | JB’s Ceramics | Leroy & Sharon Ham |
Northern Electric Cooperative | Pierson Ford
AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS
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