Area Events


The Ulen Turkey Barbecue will be Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. Activities on Friday include: golf scramble, children's theater production, men's softball, family fun night and fireworks. Activities on Saturday include: men's softball, street fiar, old timer's softball, car show, beer garden, parade, blow-up kids games, turkey bbq dinner, raffle, street dance and more.


The Cormorant Daze Shoe-Canoe-Bike Race will be on Saturday, August 18th, beginning at the Cormorant Community Center at 8am. It features a 1.5 mile run, 1.25 mile canoe/kayak on Lake Ida, 2.5 mile bicycle ride. Must register by August 12th to participate in the race. Call Budd at 218-532-3213. A free will donation will be accepted to support Pelican Rapids "Welcome Place".


Hendrum Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd on Main Street, Hendrum. There will be Kids Games from 5-7pm, Immanuel Lutheran Corn Feed Supper, Bake Sale and Silent Auction from 5:30-7:30pm, Kids Bouncy House, Foam Pit, Kids Games and Fireman's Waterball Fight from 4-8pm, Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show from 4-8pm. Live music by Eric Reitan on Main Street from 5-8pm, Flea and Farmer's Market, plus city wide garage sales all evening.

The Mayville State University Donut Dash will debut on Wednesday, August 22nd. The event is fun and family-friendly. Run, walk or jog your way on the course with quarter-mile stops for donuts. It is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members from around the region. Individuals who can't make it to the event in person can participate as a 'virtual dasher' and have a chance to win a dozen of Mayville Soholt donuts, which will be shipped to the winnter. Cost to participate is $10 per person ($5 for MSU students) or $40 for a family of four or more. Pre-registration at is encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the Jenny (Rettig) Karboviak Scholarship at MSU. For more information, contact Rick Karboviak at 701-361-3101 or email:


Flom Farm Fest will be held Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th. Click here to view schedule of events.

Barnesville's Potato Days will be Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. Find more information at

The Chautauqua and French-Canadian/Metis Festival at Old Crossing and Treaty Park near Huot, Minn. Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th. For more information, click here


The Western MN Stream Thresher's Reunion will be held Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd at the Steam Thresher's grounds near Rollag. Find more information at

Ogema Days will be Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd. Activities include: 3x3 ball tournament, parade, 5K run, bean bag tournament, car show, kids pedal tractor pull, lip sync contest, mud volleyball, tug of war, street dance, volleyball tournament and more.


A 5K Glow Run/Walk will be held on Friday, September 7th, in Ada beginning at 9am. Click here for more information

Naytahwaush Harveset Fest 2018 is Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th.


Enjoy a full day of activities during Fun in the Flatlands in Ada on Saturday, September 8th.

The Kelly Thronson Memorial BBQ Contest will be held on Saturday, September 8th at West Side Park/Pub 21 in Ada. The Cook Off Competition is from 8am-5pm (visit Kelly Thronson Memorial Backyard BBQ on Facebook forrules and registration). A Community Supper featuring ribs, corn on the cob, fresh cut fries and potato salad is at 5:30pm, with everyone welcome. A free will offering will be accepted. All proceeds will go to Norman County community projects in memory of Kelly Thronson. There will be a bean bag tournament at 1pm and live music at 7:30pm.