Goose Fest

Next year’s schedule coming soon…

Friday, September 27, 2013

6 a.m. Live Media Broadcasts, The Wheel Bar

Noon Lunch served by Senior Citizens, Spruce Valley Community Center – Open to all

1:30 p.m. Senior Goose Walk & Art Project with School Kids, Community Center

3 p.m. Beer Garden & Pork Sandwiches, Sportsmen’s Shed

3:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony, Main Street – CENTER STAGE

4 p.m. “Stage Shenanigans”, Main Street – find a teammate!

4:30-7:30 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Supper, American Legion Club – $8 adults, $4 under 12

5-7 p.m. Agassiz Nature Bus Tour  (FREE with Goose Fest button) To sign up call Lynda @ 218-449-4115 ext. 204 or KayDell at 218-222-3767

6 p.m. Bingo, American Legion

6:30 p.m. Middle River’s Got Talent, Main Street – CENTER STAGE

7 p.m. “Love Thy Neighbor” by Gary Ray Stapp, at Ye Olde Depot Theatre

9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Live music by “Country Storm”, The Wheel Bar

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music by ”2 @ A Time Plus 2”, American Legion

Saturday, September 28, 2013

All Day GMR Art Club Booth  Free Arts & Crafts Projects for Kids

9 a.m.  11th Annual Goose Walk, Steve Holmes Walking Path by the tennis courts, registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Morning Coffee and Noon Meal, Community Center (Our Savior’s Thief Lake)

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Craft & Flea Market, Davidson Construction Building.  Register at gailholmes@wiktel.com

9 a.m. Bake Sale  Community Center (United Lutheran Church Women)

10 a.m. Home Run Derby, Baseball Field – Contact Shawn Wagner 218-686-0184

10 a.m. – Noon “Just Ducky” Duck ID, sponsored by Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

10 a.m. Beer Garden & Pork Sandwiches, Sportsmen’s Shed

11 a.m. Rentertainment Kid Games

11 a.m. Bike Races, 3rd Street and Park Avenue between First Lutheran and School (Women of Today)

11:30 a.m. Music on the Street by Northern Jazz

12:30 p.m. Festival Parade, for information call Tishara Melcher at 218-222-3928 –
Lineup starts at 10:00 behind the school – judging 11:00-11:45. Best overall float wins $200 in Middle River merchant bucks.

After Parade “Just Ducky” Duck ID, sponsored by Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

After Parade-4pm Antique Car and Tractor Show, Memorial Park (next to water tower) Register at show

After Parade Splash for Cash, Tug of War competition (ages 16 and over) Contact Mathew to register a team of 10 – call or text 218-690-6288

1-4 p.m. Live music by  Ramblin’ Fever, American Legion

1:45 p.m. Youth Magician Brady Grove & Music by Lois and Loise, Main Street – CENTER STAGE

2-6 p.m. Live music by  “100 Proof”, The Wheel

2:30 p.m.  North Memorial Air Ambulance Service, Landing at school baseball field

3 p.m. Pet Show/Contest, Main Street (all pets on leashes please)

3:30 p.m. Kiddie Quarter Scramble, (WOT & Area Businesses)

3:50 p.m. Poetry Contest Winners & Music by True Colors, Main Street – CENTER STAGE

4 p.m. Kiddie Pedal Pull, in front of Fire Hall, vehicles provided – must have parent or guardian signature, Participation prizes for all.Trophies for 1,2,3 in all age groups, Free Entry (There will also be an adult pull with a $5 entry)

5 p.m. Goose Cookoff, Main Street Picnic Shelter, Merchant Buck prizes.  To register or for questions call 218-222-3767

5 p.m. Goose Calling Contest, Main Street – CENTER STAGE, sponsored by Cabela’s

5 p.m. Bingo, American Legion

6-8 p.m. Jeanne Cooney (author of “Hot Dish Heaven”) Booksigning, Young’s General Store

7 p.m. “Love Thy Neighbor” by Gary Ray Stapp, at Ye Olde Depot Theatre

8-11 p.m. Teen Dance, MR School (7-12 grade) Doors will lock at 9 p.m.  Music by The Undertakers, $10 admission

9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Live music by “Country Storm”, The Wheel Bar

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music by”2 @ A Time Plus 2”, American Legion

Sunday, September 29, 2013

9-11 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic Open House, Fire Hall (MR EMTs)

9-11 a.m. Homemade Pancake Breakfast, Legion Hall (Free-will donation to Living at Home/Block Nursing Program)

10 a.m. Community Polka Fest Worship Service, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Baked Potato Bar following service

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Craft and Flea Market, Davidson Construction Building.  Register at gailholmes@wiktel.com

10 a.m. North Country Horseman’s Saddle Club Game Day with Obstacle Course, Ornquist Arena – Contact Shirley at 218-686-4163

11:30-1:30 p.m. Agassiz Nature Bus Tour  (FREE with Goose Fest button) To sign up call Lynda @ 218-449-4115 ext. 204 or KayDell at 218-222-3767

1 p.m. Mutton Bustin’, Ornquist Arena

1 p.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament,  Tennis Courts, Merchant Buck prizes.  Contact Eric Mimnaugh to register 218-222-4259

1 p.m. Tractor Pull, Farmer’s Coop Grain & Seed Elevator (Free admission with Goose Fest button)

1 p.m. Music Jam, American Legion – FREE with Goose Fest button

4 p.m. “Love Thy Neighbor” by Gary Ray Stapp, at Ye Olde Depot Theatre




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