Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Heritage Days

Saturday August 12-13, 2023

219 20 Street NE, East Grand Forks, MN

Free Admission for Everyone. Donations welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday August 12, 2023

7:00 - 9:30 am Thresher Men’s Breakfast (Beier Building)

10:00 am Welcome & Opening Ceremony (bandstand)

10:00 am – 4 pm Demonstrations on the grounds

            11:00 am - 1:00 pm hotdish contest (bandstand)

            1-3 pm Kids Games by the School House (Dakota Horizon Girl Scouts)

1 – 4:30 pm bandstand entertainment

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday Noon – 4 pm:

Sawmill (2 whistles means the sawmill is starting up), Broom Making under the A&W wave awning, Antique Tractors & Machinery on display, Fram Boiler Exhibit, Vernon Johnson farmstead and downtown East Grand Forks dioramas (Maury building), Memorial Garden (flag pole), Victory Garden (Sherlock House), Sons of Norway Viking Ship Exhibit, Busy Beaver Wood Carver’s Pioneer Float, Blacksmith Shop (Rick Hagen will be teaching about the blacksmith trade), Print Shop (John Schaffer will be teaching about the printing trade in the Village Square), Military History Room (Marty Mills will answer your questions), Historical artifacts on display (Village Square), Town Hall - area historical information, Nancy Vraa will be spinning wool on the log cabin porch, School House Exhibit, General Store will be open, JoAnna Stinar with friendly sheep and emu (by the Red Barn), Historical Sherlock House, Planet Walk (behind the Amundson bldg.), Campbell Pop-Up Library.


Concessions Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm:

Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, Mendenhall Presbyterian Church homemade treats in the basement of the Granville Church, treats in the General Store (Soda, Candy, Toys, Farm Produce and other things for sale) Heritage Fry Bread Tacos (Beier bldg.).


Sunday August 13, 2023

10:30 am – 11:30 am Ecumenical Church Service (bandstand)

            Rev. ____________ Greg Norman, music

11:30 am-1:00 pm Sunday dinner with all the fixings (Beier Building)

12-4 pm Demonstrations on the grounds

12-5 Northern Pullers Tractor Pull (east field)

1-4 pm horse drawn hayrides

1:30 am – 4:30 pm bandstand entertainment

Self-Guided Walking Tour


The Heritage Foundation is a volunteer-based organization. Donations collected during the annual Heritage Day living history event are used to maintain the Heritage Village.


Bingo for Your Health

How many healthy habits do you have? If your healthy habits complete a BINGO, bring your card to the General Store during Heritage Days and receive a FREE Sanford Health water bottle! The bingo card under the Heritage Days August tab.