Uff Da Fest!

October 4-5, 2013

Celebrating Autumn in Spring Grove, Minnesota

 

Visit our Friends & Neighbors

Places to Stay in and Around Spring Grove


Bluff Country Artists Gallery: www.bluffcountryartistsgallery.org


Spring Grove Cinema:  www.sgmovietheater.com


City of Spring Grove, MN:   www.springgrovemn.com


Ye Olde Opera House Website: www.yeoldeoperahouse.org


Spring Grove Herald: www.springgroveherald.com


Spring Grove Syttende Mai: sgsyttendemai.org


Giants of the Earth Inc. www.springgrovemnheritagecenter.org

Friday, October 4, 2013

  1. 7 am - ?
    City Wide Garage Sales - more info coming soon

  2. noon - 4pm
    Festival of Quilts Show and Sale at Fest Building; Admission by donation; Demonstrations throughout the day by vendors and guild members; Vendors on site - Quilt Boutique items for Sale

  3. 3 pm
    Festival of Quilts Documentation Demonstration; Fest Building

  4. 4:30 - 6:30pm
    Spaghetti Dinner - American Legion Front Room - Free will donation; SMIF-funded entrepreneur groups to be honored. Spaghetti with meat sauce, Garlic Bread, Fresh greens salad, dressings of choice. Beverages available through the Legion, with milk and decaf coffee on hand

  5. 5:00 – 7:00 pm
        Registration and Check-in for Leve for Farge 5k Colorful Run at Bluff Country Artists Gallery; Race begins at 10 a.m. Saturday; Rain or Shine!

  6. 7:30 pm
    Alaska String Band; Spring Grove Cinema; doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Tickets $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door; http://www.alaskastringband.net/

  7. 6 pm - Midnight
    $2 Beers at Spring Grove American Legion Post 249


Saturday October 5, 2013

  1. 7 am - ?
    City Wide Garage Sales - more info coming soon

  2. 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Registration
    for Ga På Tur Nature Walk – Norwegian Ridge Nature & Birding Trails - Register at the Ballard House and get your map!

  3. 8:00 – 9:00 am
        Registration for Kubb Tournament

  4. 8:30 – 9:30 am
        Registration and Check-in for Leve for Farge 5k Colorful Run
            at Bluff Country Artists Gallery; Race begins at 10 a.m.

  5. 9:30 am
        Uff-Da Fest Bowl (Flag Football Game; Grades 1-3) at the Football Field

  6. 9am - 4pm
    Festival of Quilts Show and Sale at Fest Building

  7. 9am - 4pm
    Genealogy Experts - Ballard House - Oral Histories Videos too!

  8. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
        Kubb Tournament - behind Trinity Lutheran Church - $25 per adult team; $15 Kids’ Teams;  Rules & Registration Click Here

  9. 10 am
        Leve for Farge 5k Colorful Run; Starting line in Viking Memorial Park; More details here

  10. 10 am
    Speaker Sandi Irish at Festival of Quilts; Sponsored by Piecemakers Quilt Guild; Trunk Show and Demonstrations

  11. 10:30 am
        Uff-Da Fest Bowl (Morrie Miller Youth Football Game; Grades 4-6) at the Football Field; selling concessions

  12. 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
        Norwegian Goodies - at Giants of the Earth Heritage Center - by Sons of Norway

  13. 10:30 am - 3pm
    Pork Burgers by the SG Athletic Boosters - Viking Memorial Park

  14. 11am - 1pm
        Homemade Apple Pie sale - Dollars for Scholars - Syttende Mai Hus;
                whole pies or by the slice a-la mode

  15. 11am - 2pm
        Live Entertainment by Mike McAbee - Viking Memorial Park; RAIN LOCATION: Norski’s Saloon

  16. 11am - 2pm
        Kids’ Games - Viking Memorial Park

  17. Noon - 1pm
        Norwegian Folklore & Songs by Inger Lien & Kari Tauring - Viking Memorial Park; Rain Location: Ye Olde Opera House

  18. 2:00 pm
    Spring Grove EDA “Detour Dollars” $4444 SG Dollars Giveaway; Viking Memorial Park; 10 additional qualifiers will be drawn from the October 5 registration box in the park. Be there! RAIN LOCATION: Norski’s Saloon

  19. 2:00-3:00pm
        Norwegian Folklore & Songs by Inger Lien & Kari Tauring - Viking Memorial Park; Rain Location: Ye Olde Opera House

  20. 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    Best of Nature Photography Contest Gallery of All Entries - Bluff Country Art
    Get your entries in by October 4 (Categories: Grades K-6; Grades 7-12; Amateur; Professional; Norwegian Ridge Birding & Nature Trail Photos; contact Steve at kemp54@springgrove.coop

  21. 4:00 - 7:00pm
    American Standard live music at Norski’s Saloon

  22. 6pm
    Spring Grove Lions Club Truck Drawing at Norski’s Saloon; Call JC Nerstad (507.951.0379) for your tickets, or get there early to buy (if there are any left!)

  23. 7:00-11:00 pm
    Star Gazing Party with local astronomer Dean Johnson; Flatin hayfield, south of Spring Grove; FREE event! Weather Permitting

  24. 8:00-11:00pm
    Simple Rogues folk music at Norski’s Saloon; ‘UffDa’ Drink Specials!

  25. 8:30pm -12:30am
        DJ Dewey  - American Legion Post 249

Welcome to Spring Grove!


Perhaps autumn is the most beautiful time of year to visit our picturesque city. Nestled in the southeast corner of Minnesota, we are surrounded by nature’s bounty, and we welcome you to enjoy the tranquility and pastoral views of this area, where our Norwegian ancestors settled so long ago.

With an occasional sprinkle of the Norwegian language still overheard on the street, and celebration steeped in tradition, we’re sure you’ll find our fair city a delight to the senses any time of year! We have a great line-up of autumn events planned and welcome you to join us for plenty of food, fellowship and FUN!

5k Fun Run

Color Explosion!

  1. Thanks for a great Uff Da Fest 2013!

  2. Plans have already started for next year’s Uff Da Fest: October 3 & 4, 2014!