Farm & City Days is this weekend in New Richland
Published 9:37 am 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.
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.
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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
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”
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
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