Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Heritage Days - 3rd weekend in August

219 20 Street NE, East Grand Forks, MN

August 19-20, 2017

Admission $8

Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.

National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star 2014 Museum

Free admission for all active duty U.S. military as well as National Guard and reserve military personnel

and up to 5 family members with a military ID (CAC, DD FORM1173 or DD FORM1173-1).

 

2017 Theme - Prairie Churches

 

Tickets (buttons) available at the gate.

Thursday August 17, 2017

7:00 pm Parade 4th Street NW, River Road East Grand Forks 

[parade contact Travis McDonald 701-741-3630 Line up on Patriotism Drive]

8:00 pm Adult Tractor Fun (east field)

 

Friday August 18, 2017

8:00 am – noon Kids Day Children ages 5-8 Free Admission: contact Kim Nelson 218-779-3034

Kids Day Youth ages 9-12: contact Kim Nelson 218-779-3034

5:00 pm – midnight Food and Beer

5:00 pm Classic Car Show   Vote for your favorite!  People’s Choice Awards!          

            Heritage Days Classic Car T-Shirts for Sale

6:00-10:00 pm Dance Downtown Horns

7:00 pm Classic Car Show Awards

Saturday August 19, 2017

7:00 - 10:30 am Thresher Men’s Breakfast (Beier Building)

10:00 am Welcome (bandstand)

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Minnesota Kids ID Hosted by the Red River Lodge #292 (Hagen Building)

10:00 am blood drive (Hagen Building)

10:00 am – 4 pm Demonstrations and Entertainment on the grounds

   11:00 am hotdish contest (bandstand)

noon Kids Money Hunt (Straw Pile-east field)

           noon Chuck & Sharon (bandstand)

1:00 pm Eric Bergeson (bandstand)

1:00 Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (east field)

2:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)

3:00 pm Theresa and the Plow Boys (bandstand)

4:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)


Saturday 10 am – 4 pm:  Saw Mill (2 whistles means the sawmill is starting up), Antique Tractors & Machinery, Fram Boiler Display, Broom Making, Log Barn & Granary, Minnesota History Display (Village Square), Memorial Garden (flag pole), Victory Garden (Sherlock House), Sons of Norway Viking Ship, Busy Beaver Wood Carver’s Pioneer Float, Blacksmith Shop (Rick Hagen will be teaching children about the blacksmith trade), Railroad exhibits (Northern Lights Railroad Museum), Print Shop (John and Donna Schaffer will be teaching children about the printing trade in the Village Square), Historical artifacts on display (Village Square), Town Hall - area historical information, School House, General Store.

For the Kids: Bouncy House (behind the Amundson building), Sheep and Emu (by the Red Barn) 

Concessions Saturday 10 am – 4 pm:  Under the Awning, Lesfsa (Hagen building), Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, Mendenhall Presbyterian Church homemade treats in the basement of the Granville Church, and treats in the General Store (Soda, Penny Candy).

 

Sunday August 20, 2017

9:00 Open Horse Show (west of the barn)

10:00 am Ecumenical Church Service (bandstand) Rev. John Ritchie

11:00 O'Neil family (bandstand)

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

            Potatoes provided by A&L Potato Company

12-4 pm Demonstrations and Entertainment on the grounds

1:00 pm Kids Money Hunt (Straw Pile-east field)

1:00 pm Photo contest winner announced (bandstand)

1:00-3:00 pm Dr. Munski providing information about Swedish immigration and the Swedish church

exhibit (Granville Church) 

Antique Tractor Pull (east field)

2:00 pm Cowboy re-en-actors (bandstand)

3:00 pm Chicks (bandstand) 1

4:00 pm Chicks (bandstand)

 

Sunday Noon – 4 pm: 

Saw Mill (2 whistles means the sawmill is starting up), Antique Tractors & Machinery, Fram Boiler Display, Broom Making, Log Barn & Granary, Minnesota History Display (Village Square), Memorial Garden (flag pole), Victory Garden (Sherlock House), Sons of Norway Viking Ship, Busy Beaver Wood Carver’s Pioneer Float, Blacksmith Shop (Rick Hagen will be teaching children about the blacksmith trade), Railroad exhibits (Northern Lights Railroad Museum), Print Shop (John and Donna Schaffer will be teaching children about the printing trade in the Village Square), Historical artifacts on display (Village Square), Town Hall - area historical information, School House, General Store.

For the Kids: Bouncy House (behind the Amundson building), Sheep and Emu (by Red Barn)


Concessions Sunday 10 am – 4 pm:  Under the Awning, Lefsa (Hagen building), Ice Cream Parlor in the Town Hall, Mendenhall Presbyterian Church homemade treats in the basement of the Granville Church, and treats in the General Store (Soda, Penny Candy).


The Heritage Foundation is a volunteer based organization. Proceeds from the annual Heritage Days 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 is on the web site www.egfheritage.com.


Prairie Churches Aug 2017 at the Grand Forks Library

A Traveling Exhibition from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

 

Prairie Churches

Prairie Churches are landmarks that represent the hopes and dreams of settlers. The Heritage Village Swedish Prairie Church exhibit will be on display in the Granville Church during Heritage Days. Sunday 1-3 pm, Dr. Douglas Munski, UND Geography Department, will provide information about Swedish migration to the Red River Valley and answer questions.