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Riverfest 'fired up' this year

WINDOM --Riverfest participants are getting fired up to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Windom Volunteer Fire Department this year.

The event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. Monday with the Women of Today's Riverfest Royalty Pageant at the Business, Arts and Recreation Center, preceded by the Windom Area Hospital Foundation's walking taco fundraiser at 5 p.m.

Here's a look at some of the other activities planned:


6 p.m. Free family concert featuring Phil Baker, Windom Area High School

7 p.m. GCC Windom Ready Mix Soap Box Derby, start near Hillside Greenhouse

7:30 p.m. free concert featuring the Mike Kingery family, Evangelical Free Church Worship Center

9 p.m. Glow-in-the-dark hot air balloon, Windom Area High School; Phat Pheasant Pub Outdoor Entertainment, Roxbury

10:15 p.m. Fireworks, Windom Area High School


7:45 a.m. Windom Area Hospital's Vickie Schendel Fun Run

8 a.m. Prudence Masonic Lodge Cribbage Tournament registration, Masonic Lodge

8:30 a.m. ZEDS' Sand Volleyball Tournament, Cottonwood Lake

9 a.m. Craft and Collectibles Show, Courthouse Square; James W. Remund Memorial Tennis Tournament, Witt Park; men's slow pitch softball tournament, Windom Recreation Area

10 a.m. Soccer tournament, Windom Recreation Area; Cottonwood County Game and Fish League Fishing Tournament for Kids, Cottonwood Lake

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sons of Norway Smorgasbord Fundraiser, Cottonwood County Historical Society

Noon Cannon firing by Fulda Cannoneers, downtown Windom

Noon to 4 p.m. Windom Fire Department games, Fourth Avenue; Alternative Learning Center Art in the Park exhibit, Courthouse Square

12:30 to 5 p.m. Remote-controlled model airplane float fly, Cottonwood Lake.

2 p.m. Turtle Races, intersection of Third Avenue and Ninth Street

4 p.m. Women of Today Kiddie Parade, entertainment stage 

4 to 5:30 p.m. Riverfest Cookout, downtown Windom

4:30 p.m. BARC Band, entertainment stage

6 p.m. parade, begins at fairgrounds

8 p.m. Riverfest Idol Talent Contest, entertainment stage

9 p.m. Phat Pheasant Pub Outdoor Entertainment by JunkFM


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, The Eagles Club

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Karz 'n Trux Shine & Show Classic Vehicle & Antique Tractor Show & Swap Meet, Tegels Park at Cottonwood Lake

Noon Tractor Pedal Pull for Kids, Tegels Park

Noon to 5 p.m. remote-controlled model airplane float, Cottonwood Lake

1 to 3 p.m. Sons of Norway Kubb game, Tegels Park

2 to 5 p.m. Reinbows Inc. Open House, South on Sixth Avenue off of Sixth Street

3 p.m. antique tractor parade, Cottonwood Lake area