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No Fireworks in Fergus Falls

June 23, 2009

Reminder to all that this year there are not going to be fireworks in Fergus
Falls due to lack of funding. Call the Chamber of Commerce for suggestions
of nearby communities that offer fireworks this year- 218-736-6951

Jean Bowman
Executive Director
Fergus Falls CVB
112 W. Washington Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-205-1251 cell
218-332-5424 fax


Old Fashioned 4th of July Family Festival

June 23, 2009

Looking for a unique, family friendly old time event to celebrate our nation’s independence. Look no further than the Otter Tail County Historical Museum’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Family Festival on Friday, July 3, 4-8 p.m. on the Museum grounds in Fergus Falls.
Nothing fancy at this party, just an old time atmosphere with music from the Tickwoods, homemade food, games, crafts, patriotic speeches, contests and sideshows. Activities begin with the kids parade down the sidewalk by Lincoln Ave. Bring the little ones dressed in patriotic or historic costumes on their bikes or wagons. Assemble at 3:45 p.m. in the museum parking lot.
All other activities begin at 4:00 p.m. including lawn games for the little ones. The entire family can participate in the water race, potato race, and sack races. In keeping with the museum’s theme of myths and legends this year, the Gus Comstock Olympics and Van Praag Games will be unveiled. Based on events made famous by these Otter Tail County legends will be heel-to-toe races, gum chewing relays and the inaugural milk guzzling contest with our celebrity judge the West Otter Tail Dairy Princess. Prepare to remain messy with the ever popular egg toss.
While all this is going on grab a hot dog, barbecue and a slice of homemade pie from our food stand. Don’t forget to enter a pie in our pie bake off. Please only bring fruit pies. Have them at the museum by by 3:30 p.m. After judging they will be sliced for made available in the food stand.
In addition to all these activities, the museum exhibit gallery will be open at no charge.
The Otter Tail County Historical Museum’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Family Festival is a great way to begin your holiday weekend. No frills, no gimmicks, just old fashioned family fun. Special thanks to our sponsors Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Bank of the West, Park Region Mutual Telephone/Otter Tail Telcom, Service Food, Viking Coke and Larry’s Supermarket in Battle Lake.

A huge THANK YOU to Volunteers who helped make our 4th of July event a tremendous success!

July 14, 2008

Whenever we do anything it always turns out to be more work then we would ever first imagine. Months of planning went into our 4th of July event which was enjoyed by about 250 people on the front lawn of the Historical Society. The event included a Kiddie Parade, Games, Pie Contest, Crafts, Music, Speeches and Great Food – Thank you for coming and helping out!!