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Borderfest starts Friday

Published 10:59am Thursday, June 27, 2013

EMMONS — Get set for Borderfest this weekend.

On Friday, Shag, a high energy pop-rock dance cover band, will be the music for the street dance that starts at 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $5 at the door.

Saturday will be full of activities starting with a bake sale at the Senior Center and a book sale at the Emmons Community Library/Museum both running from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Border Parade is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday and includes two marching bands. There is no entry fee, but for more entry information call 507-383-3361.

Following the parade there will be a kids’ pedal pull downtown at noon, country music by singer Dunnell Lenort from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. downtown and a pork chop supper at the American Legion Club from 4:30 to 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for SAL and Emmons Commercial Club.

The car show with car and bike fun cruise will also be Saturday. The show runs from noon until 3 p.m. and has a $10 entry fee. Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the cruise begins at 3 p.m. and the cruise will start at 4 p.m. All makes and models are welcome.

The Johnny Holm Band will be Saturday’s street dance entertainment. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m. and costs $15 at the door.

Also planned are citywide garage sales, inflatables, bean bag tournament and food vendors Bruno’s and Smokin’ Bros BBQ.

The Minnesota H.O.G. Rally will be riding through on Saturday.

Round-trip shuttles will run to and from Lake Mills and Albert Lea on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday

Check the event’s website at for updated information as the festival date nears.


Borderfest events schedule

• Friday

8:30 p.m.: Street dance with Shag


• Saturday

Garage sales

Food vendors

Bean bag tournament

9 a.m. to  noon: book sale

9 a.m. to noon: bake sale

10 a.m.: Horse and pony rides begin

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Inflatables

10:30 a.m.: Border Parade

Noon: Kids pedal pull

Noon to 3 p.m.: car show and cruise

Noon to 3 p.m.: Antique tractor pull

2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dunnell Lenort

4:30 to 7 p.m.: Pork chop supper

8:30 p.m. Street dance with Johnny Holm Band