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Get a mix of life on a farm and in the city during New Richland festival

NEW RICHLAND — Farm & City Days returns to New Richland this year from July 12 through July 14.

Kicking off the festivities will be a potato bake with root beer floats, teen and adult bean bag tournaments and a movie at dusk on July 12.

On July 13, a full day of activities starts with a pancake breakfast, followed by the announcement of the parade grand marshal. The Farm vs. City golf tournament will kick off, and there will be antique car and tractor shows. There will be craft and vendor shows throughout the day, along with a bocce tournament, the Kiddie Parade on Wheels, inflatables and horse-drawn wagon rides, among other activities. The Farm & City Days Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. that day, with the street dance featuring Switchroad Band capping off the second day of fun. The street dance runs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and is $8 or free with a Farm & City Days button. No pets are allowed, and attendees must be 21 or older for the street dance.

To round out the festivities, there will be a lunch July 14 as well as the New Richland Fire Department Water Wars.

 

Schedule

July 12

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Potato bake and root beer floats

6:30 p.m.: Commercial Club bingo, street dance area

7 p.m.: Teen bean bag tournament, Broadway Avenue

7 p.m.: Adult bean bag tournament, New Richland Liquor Co.

Dusk: Movie

 

July 13

7-10 a.m.: New Richland Fire Department pancake breakfast

9 a.m.: Announcement of parade grand marshal, New Richland Fire Hall

9 a.m.: Rain water simulation, City Hall

9 a.m.: Farm vs. City three-person scramble, Riverview Golf Course

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Antique car show, Broadway Avenue

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Antique tractor show, First Street Northwest

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Book sale, New Richland Library

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Craft and vendor fair, Broadway Avenue

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Historical Society display, Washburn Hotel

11 a.m.: Kiddie Parade on Wheels, starts at City Hall

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Kid Zone inflatables, City Park

Noon: Bocce tournament, City Park

1-4 p.m.: FFA ag showcase

2:30 p.m.: Kid Power Pedal tractor pull, Broadway Avenue

5 p.m.: Parade

8:30 p.m.: Street dance

 

July 14

10 a.m.: Community worship service, City Park

11 a.m.: Red Leaf Cafe lunch, City Park

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m: Historical Society display, Washburn Hotel

 

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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