Big fun planned for Kernel Days

Published 10:45 am Thursday, August 15, 2013

WELLS — Kernel Days in Wells will take place Friday through Sunday.

The weekend unofficially kicked off Wednesday with a salad lunch by the Wells Library Foundation at the American Legion and today with a Little Miss Kernel pageant.

Wells Chamber President Ila Teskey said the chamber is working with the Wells Jaycees and other members of the community to plan the festival this year, and they hope it will appeal to a variety of people.

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“We just want to have more people come to Wells and enjoy everything that is going on,” Teskey said.

The weekend officially kicks off Friday with a quilt and table setting show, tours at the Wells Depot Museum, a free lunch, Lions Club bingo and a variety of games and activities at Half Moon Park for children.

There will be crafts, a petting zoo and a kiddie parade, among others.

Fireworks will end the day at dusk.

On Saturday, highlights of the day are a car show, a parade, a dance, tournaments and other kids activities.

Softball tournaments continue into Sunday along with a pancake breakfast by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Schedule of events


4-7 p.m. Entries accepted for seed art contest, photo contest, quilt contest and table setting show.

7 p.m.: Little Miss Kernel Program, USC auditorium



10 a.m.-noon: Seed art and photo art contests, City Hall

10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Quilt and table setting show, Community Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Wells Depot museum opens

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Wells Federal Bank free lunch

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Big Ben and the Brians perform, Wells Depot Museum

2-4 p.m.: Lions Club bingo, Broadway Apartments

2-4 p.m.: 500/Bridge Tournament, Covenant Life Church

3 p.m.: Fun photos

4 p.m.-5 p.m: Steve Klingbeil Gospel Singers

5 p.m.: Petting zoo

5 p.m.: Lions bingo, food stands and beer garden open

5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Six inflatables-ages 3-18

5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Rock climbing wall-ages 12 and older

6 p.m.: Volleyball tournament, kiddie parade and tractor races

6:30 p.m.: Amazing Wells History Race

8 p.m.-12 p.m.: “Sweet Siren” Band

10 p.m.: Fireworks



8 a.m.: Maple Valley Classic Car Show, downtown

8 a.m.: Softball and volleyball tournaments

9 a.m.: Farmers market at Wells Marketplace

9 a.m.: Bocce ball tournament

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kernels market

10 a.m.: Past and present wedding fashion show

10 a.m.: Family fun walk

10 a.m.-4 a.m.: Seed art contest, photo contest, quilt contest, and table setting show

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Wells Depot Museum opens

10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Six inflatables and rock climbing wall

10 a.m.: Kid power pedal tractor, bean bag tournament, bingo, food stands and beer garden open

11 a.m.: Reptile Amphibian Discovery Zoo Show

11:30 a.m.: Donkey baseball

Noon-cupcake entries for contest

Noon: Minute to Win It contest

1 p.m.: Cribbage tournament

1 p.m.: Coins in the sand hunt

1 p.m.: UPDS dance showcase

1-4 p.m.: John’s Concertina music concert, Wells Depot Museum

1:30 p.m.: Cribbage tournament, American Legion

2-3 p.m.: Street drum soundoff

2 p.m.: Cooking show

3 p.m.: Jim Lawrence Orchestra, Parkview Care Center

3:30 p.m.: Classic car cruise, around town

5 p.m.: Parade

After the parade live performances by Jim Lawrence Orchestra, bingo, food stand and more activities.

7 p.m.: Mankato Brawlers football, USC field

7 p.m.: Speaker Al Batt

9 p.m.: Dance, Wells Municipal Liquor Store parking lot, featuring Pop Rocks band



7 a.m.-noon: Pancake breakfast at VFW

8 a.m.: Softball tournament continues

9:30 a.m.: Check-in for third annual Kernel Days golf tournament

Noon-4 p.m.: Wells Depot Museum opens