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Farm & City Days is this weekend in New Richland

Published 9:37am Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NEW RICHLAND — Farm & City Days in New Richland will be Friday through Sunday. There will be events for all ages.

Friday evening starts out with a potato bake and root beer float meal sponsored by the Lions Club from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. And new this year is the Minute to Win It game that will be on the stage on Broadway Avenue. Then a free movie will be shown in the park, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

From left are Jace Ihrke, 6, Corbin Martens, 3, and Carter Martens, 5, who were leading the kiddie parade at New Richland’s Farm and City Days festival in 2012. All children are allowed in the parade as long as they’re on something that has wheels. Bicycles and scooters were plentiful in the parade.
From left are Jace Ihrke, 6, Corbin Martens, 3, and Carter Martens, 5, who were leading the kiddie parade at New Richland’s Farm and City Days festival in 2012. All children are allowed in the parade as long as they’re on something that has wheels. Bicycles and scooters were plentiful in the parade.

Saturday starts with a Dad’s Belgian Waffles breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at City Hall. Then there will be a car show, flower show and likely a tournament of some kind.

Also Saturday afternoon is the children’s parade and activities. There will be inflatables, face painting and games. Wristbands are $15 on that day, or $10 pre-sale at area businesses. There will also be an Amazing Race for children.

New this year is that the parade will be at 5 p.m. Saturday. In past years the parade was on Sunday. Grand marshals of the parade are the state champion 2012-13 New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ basketball team.

“They did such a good job uniting all our communities together and made everyone so proud of them,” organizer Amy Ihrke said.

Finally, on Saturday evening will be the band IV Play starting at 8:30 p.m.

Then Sunday morning is the New Richland area community church service in the City Park. Ending the weekend of fun is the ice cream social at 4 p.m. at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Otisco.

 

Schedule of events

Friday

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Potato bake & root beer floats at City Hall

5-7 p.m.: Dunk Tank, Division Street Between Bank and Washburn Hotel

6:30 p.m.:  Bean bag tournament at New Richland Liquor Co. Sign-up is at 6:30 p.m. at New Richland Liquor. Starts at 7 p.m. $10 entry fee/team and 100 percent payback

7 p.m.: Minute to Win It Broadway (street dance area)

8 p.m. to Midnight: Crazy Boyd at New Richland Liquor

Dusk (9:45 p.m.): Movie in the park, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”

 

Saturday

7 to 10 a.m.: Dad’s Belgian Waffle breakfast at New Richland fire hall.

9 a.m.: Farm vs. city a 3-person scramble at Riverview Golf Course.

9 to 1 p.m.: Top 25 antique car show on Main Street near City Hall. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. Awards at 1 p.m.

9:30 a.m.: Horseshoe tournament at Legion Field. 9 a.m. sign-up at horseshoe pits

10 to 3 p.m.: Public Showing of Flowers show at City Hall (8 to 10 a.m. registration)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: New Richland Area Historical Society NRHEG athletics display at the New Richland Public Library (Restored Odd Fellows Building)

11 a.m.: Kiddie parade on wheels

5 p.m.: 28th Annual Farm & City Days Parade

7 p.m.: Stix of Fury performance at City Park

8:30 to 12:30 p.m.: Farm & City Days Street Dance, music by IV Play

 

Sunday

11:30 to 1:30 p.m.: NRHEG FFA Farm Animal Petting Zoo at City Park

Noon to 4 p.m.: Kids Fun Zone at City Park

Noon to 9 p.m.: Dunk tank, Division Street (Between the bank and the Washburn Hotel)

1 p.m.: Kids Amazing Race

3 p.m.: Parade check-In begins (SW 1st St. by Morgan’s Meat Market)

10 a.m.: Softball tournament at Legion Field

10:30 a.m.: Community worship service at City Park

11:30 a.m.: Announcement of button numbers at City Park