Thursday, August 7, 2014

Weekend Happenings: Corn Days and Irish Fair

Corn Days
St. George Catholic Church
Brown Road and Watertown Road
Long Lake, MN
Aug. 9-10, 2014
Sat. 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost:  Free

Come to Long Lake this weekend for two days of food, fun, games and music.  Schedule of events include:  Silent auction, bingo, teens and kids games, petting zoo and pony rides, fiesta dinner, pancake breakfast, 5K run, parade, climbing wall, raffle, music throughout each day, and of course a corn booth.  Bring the family for great food and fun.

Irish Fair
Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN 
Aug. 8-10, 2014
Fri. 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sun. 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Cost:  Free

This weekend, the nation's largest free Irish Fair will return to Minnesota for three days of fun things to see and do. Onstage will be a variety of musical groups showcasing Irish music both past and present, including the Sweet Colleens, the Tim Malloys, Manran, and Altan. Elsewhere on the fairgrounds, visitors will discover storytellers, dance troupes, and readings from local authors. There will be places to enjoy beer (or tea, if you prefer), workshops and activities for kids, sporting events like tug of war and log tossing, and cultural exhibits and traditional marketplaces to explore. Saucy contests held during the festival include the "Best Legs in a Kilt" contest and baking competitions for soda bread and scones. For more info, visit  Article by Jessica Armbruster of City Pages.  

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