Uff Da Fest!

Celebrating Autumn in Spring Grove, MN


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

Yah Sure You Betcha Shoppe


Friday, October 3, 2014

  1. 7 am - ?
    City Wide Garage Sales

  2. noon - 5pm
    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. 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! Run or Walk the 5k or 1k... all ages and experience levels welcome!

  5. 7 pm
    SGHS Homecoming Football game - Food stand/concessions; come cheer on the Lions! Post Game party at Norski’s Saloon; DJ 8-12

  6. 5-8 pm
    SGHS Alumni Get Together - featuring ‘celebrity servers’ - Norski’s, downtown Spring Grove; DJ to follow

Saturday October 4, 2014

  1. 7 am - ?
    City Wide Garage Sales

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

  3. 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.

  4. 9:30 am
        Uff-Da Fest Bowl (Flag Football Game; Grades 1-3) at the Football Field

  5. 9am - 4pm
    Festival of Quilts Show and Sale at Fest Building

  6. 9am - 4pm
    Genealogy Experts - Ballard House - Oral Histories Videos too!

  7. 10 am
        Leve for Farge 5k Colorful Run; Starting line in Viking Memorial Park; More details here

  8. 10 am - 5pm
    3 Rivers March Hare - Hand spun yarns and hand felted items - Meet some of their live rabbits at Bluff Country Artists Gallery -  www.3riversmarchhare.com

  9. 10:30 am
        Uff-Da Fest Bowl: SG vs. Lewiston-Altura (Morrie Miller Youth Tackle Football Game; Grades 4-6) at the Football Field; selling concessions

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

  11. 10:30 am - 3pm
    Pork Burgers by the SG Athletic Boosters - Viking Memorial Park

  12. 11am - 1pm
        Homemade Apple Pie sale - Dollars for Scholars - Syttende Mai Hus;
                whole pies or by the slice a-la mode

  13. 11am - 2pm
        Live Entertainment/Music- Viking Memorial Park; RAIN LOCATION: Norski’s Saloon

  14. 11am - 2pm
        Kids’ Games - Viking Memorial Park

  15. 11am - 4pm
    Troll’s Lounge - featuring Owen Vaaler’s creations - Spring Grove Creamery; Come meet Dennis & Marie and enjoy some Elderberry Saft (soda) and Troll Treats 

  16. 12pm - 4pm
        Farmers Market - Viking Memorial Park

  17. 1pm - 2pm
      ‘Best of’ Tasting Event-- breads, jellies, produce, and more! - Viking Memorial Park

  18. 1:30pm
    Festival of Quilts Speaker Sherri K Falls, Fest Building
    Trunk Show; Vendors on site - Quilt Boutique items for Sale; Demonstrations throughout the day by vendors and guild members

  19. 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    Join us for the "Grand Unveiling" of the Carl Homstad Artist/Student Collaborative Mural, which depicts the seasons and inspired beauty found in our beautiful Bluff Country. The mural will be permanently displayed on the back entrance wall of our gallery.  We are so very grateful to Carl for sharing his talents with us! - Bluff Country Artists Gallery

  20. 5:00 - 9:00pm
    DJ - To be announced

  21. 6:00pm - 9pm
      Adult Viking Games - Bale Toss - Rock Throw - Lutefisk Toss - in the alley behind Doc’s/Norski’s

  22. 8pm
    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. 8:30pm -12:30am
        Entertainment  - American Legion Post 249

  24. 9:00pm - Midnight
    The Guilty Kilts - Live music at Norski’s Saloon

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!