Harvest Days Marks 20th Year
Britton’s Harvest Days will mark its 20th anniversary this weekend with three days of activities.
The third annual Harvest Days Parade will kick off Friday activities at 5 p.m. under a “Blast From The Past” decade theme. Entries should line up on Second Street north of the swimming pool and pre-registration is not required. The parade route will go down Main Street.
A Community Supper is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the North Marshall Fire Hall and will be served by the Blessed Minds Learning Center. A free will donation will be taken.
Activities shift to Main Street at 7:30 p.m. for a bean bag tournament for ages 18 and over. Teams should register at the Chamber Tent at 7 p.m. A food drive will also be conducted from the Chamber Tent starting at 5:30 p.m. and anyone bringing three food items will receive a free drink.
“The Incredibles 2” will be the featured movie at the Strand Theatre at 7:30 p.m., and a “Dive-In” movie is planned at the Britton Swimming Pool at dusk for $2.
Headlining Saturday activities will be the Johnny Holm Band on Main Street at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Union Cattle Band will perform from 5:30-8 p.m. Storybook Land Theatre will present “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” at noon on Main Street Saturday.
A Rib Cook-Off, hosted by Marshall County Archery, will be held on Saturday with ribs sold for $1 per rib beginning at 5:30 p.m. Contact Joe Lang (605-216-0050) or Orrie Jesz (605-228-2870) to enter.
The 14th annual Harvest Days Road Race featuring a 10K, 10K four-person relay, 5K run/walk and a Munchkin Run will begin at the Marshall County Healthcare Center at 8 a.m. Register at harvestdaysitsyourrun.com or on race day from 6:45-7:45 a.m.
The Britton Lions Club will hold its annual pancake feed fundraiser at the North Marshall Fire Hall from 8-11 a.m.
A Farmers Market & Vendor Show is planned on Main Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday for $15 per booth. Contact Nicole Ingvalson (605-290-6056) to reserve a spot.
Other Main Street Saturday activities include Marshall County 4-H Archery holding interactive demonstrations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Kiddie Train rides, a Petting Zoo, and the Dunk Tank will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; the Britton Area Car Show is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; the Marshall County Prayer Rock Museum will host an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social, serving ice cream sundaes with all the toppings and root beer floats from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; inflatable games will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free swimming at the pool will be from 1-5 p.m. with a coin dive at 3:15 p.m.; “The Incredibles 2” will be shown again at the Strand at 2 p.m.; and food vendors will be on site all day. Anyone interested in having a food booth should contact Lacey Small at 605-290-0334.
Harvest Days events will conclude on Sunday with a mud volleyball tournament beginning at noon at the south lot of the baseball/softball complex on the south edge of town. Contact Austin Sasker (605-218-2419) for information and registration.
In order to accommodate Harvest Days activities all vehicles must be off Main Street from Highway 10 to the Post Office, and off Seventh Street from the alley east of Ken’s Food Fair to the alley west of The Britton Journal by 3 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.