Celebrate New Richland at the next festival – Albert Lea Tribune
New Richland Farm & City Days has something for everyone and runs from Friday to Sunday.
Events kick off with potato gratin and root beer floats at 4:30 p.m.
At 6:00 p.m., RAD Zoo will be at the city park.
Friday at City Hall, sponsored by the Lions Club.
Bingo, $10 for 10 games, is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the street dancing area.
At 7 p.m. there will be a bean bag tournament—bring your own partner—at RN Liquor Co., with registration starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $40 for the competitive division, $20 for the social division.
At dusk there will be fireworks.
Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the fire station, where there will also be a St. Peter Lutheran bake sale.
At 8am there will be the New Richland Ambulance ‘cattle drive’ fun race.
Beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m., the Top 25 Classic Car Show (registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) will take place on Broadway near City Hall. There will also be an antique tractor display on First Street Northwest.
Also at 9 a.m., the Fam vs City 3-person scramble will take place at the Riverview Golf Course, registration was due July 5 and there will be no registration day. There will be cash prizes for the winners.
The Friends of the Library will have their book sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A craft and merchandising fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Broadway. Contact 507-327-5837 to participate.
A three-player golf tournament will begin at the Riverview Golf Course. There is a quilt show starting at 9 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New Richland Area Historical Society will display “Dairy Days” at the former Washburn Hotel.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be scavenger hunts that you can pick up at Power Nutrition.
A Children’s Parade on Wheels begins at 11 a.m. Children of all ages can participate in the event, which begins at City Hall.
From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be caricatures on Broadway, and at noon there will be a magic show in the city park. Also at noon is a petanque tournament at the city park.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., NRHEG Cheerleaders will do face painting at City Park, with NRHEG Group Boosters staging matches at 1 p.m.
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be rollover and crash test simulators and alcohol goggles near the city park.
A Cow-Pie Bingo event begins at 1 p.m., while the St. Olaf Brewing Co will provide tasting samples.
From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Melissa Schulz will play music at the park.
From 2-4:30 p.m. there will be carriage rides at the park (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult) and at 2:30 p.m. it’s the kid power pedal tractor pull for children from 4 to 11 years old. The draw will take place on Broadway near the street dancing area. Register on draw day, although parents must accompany children.
Starting at 3:00 p.m., a taping for the parade will take place at Southwest First Street, followed by the parade at 5:00 p.m. Afterwards, the NRHEG Marching Band will have a performance on Broadway.
And from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. there will be a street dance. There is an entrance fee for anyone who wishes to attend, but it will be free if you have a pimple. Badges are $5 and can be purchased at many New Richland businesses. They will not be sold at the pancake breakfast or at the ball.
At 10 a.m. Sunday is a community worship service at the city park. Then, a draw will determine the winning button numbers at the city park.
At 11 a.m., a lunch of pulled beef sandwiches, calico beans, coleslaw, chips and cookies will be offered at the city park.
The New Richland Area Historical Society will continue its exhibit at the old Washburn Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Garrett Steinberg will give a concert in the park at 11:30 a.m., and at noon the firefighters will have their water wars at City Hall.