20th Harvest Days Event Successful
One of the larger crowds in recent memory took advantage of nearly ideal weather to help celebrate the 20th edition of Britton’s annual Harvest Days on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
“We had a great weekend,” said Britton Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Julie Zuehlke. “The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout for all our events.”
“The weekend wouldn’t have been possible without all the help from people in the community,” said Chamber President Hillarey Holland. “The football team helped set up the tent and inflatables, Kirby Stenvold moved everything that needed to be moved with his Bobcat, and the fire department helped fill barrels for the tent and dunk tank. We had people step up and drive the kiddie train, and Eli Nelson took over the car show. It’s nice to have other people and organizations step up and contribute.”
Weekend activities included the third annual Harvest Days Parade Friday afternoon that featured about 20 entries. Blessed Minds Preschool and Daycare hosted the Community Supper at the North Marshall Fire Hall and served about 400 people. A bean bag tournament on Main Street drew 46 two-person teams with Jordon and Justin Deutsch the winning team, and a “Dive-In Movie” at the pool wrapped up Friday night activities.
The 14th annual Harvest Days Road Race featuring a 5K, 10K, and 10K Relay kicked off Saturday’s activities (see results on page 6), and about 340 people attended the Britton Lions Club Pancake Feed at the Fire Hall.
Main Street activities included an archery demonstration by Marshall County Archery; a farmers market, vendor show, and food vendors; kiddie train rides, petting zoo, and a dunk tank; inflatable games; and an ice cream social at the Marshall County Prayer Rock Museum.
About 250 people took advantage of free swimming at the pool and kids participated in a coin dive, and the Storybook Land Theatre performed “Curious George: The Golden Meatball.” The Strand Theatre presented “The Incredibles 2” both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
An estimated 800 people attended the street dance Saturday night with the Union Cattle Band and the Johnny Holm Band.
A Rib Cook-Off was held Saturday with attendees able to purchase ribs for $1. Winning the rib competition was “Three Guys With Gas.” Dinger BBQ was second and The Smokin’ Boys third.
A mud volleyball tournament was cancelled on Sunday due to lack of teams, but players moved to the new sand volleyball court at the swimming pool park for a fun match.