Stewartfest set for June 21-22
Stewartfest will be celebrated Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, in Stewart.
Events have been rearranged to make the former three-day celebration fit into two days.
Activities get under way early Saturday, with an 8 a.m. start for both the annual softball tournament (call 320-848-2857 to register a team), and citywide garage sales.
The first clue for the medallion hunt, with a $250 prize sponsored by First Minnesota Bank, will be posted in the city park at 10 a.m.
The antique tractor pull starts at noon. The Stewart Fire Department is sponsoring its annual waterball tournament starting at 12:30 p.m., with registration at noon. Fire departments who wish to compete should call 320-583-1540.
There will be kids’ inflatable rides in the city park from noon to 8 p.m., and music by Redneck Crazy Entertainment with DJ Cory Carr from noon to 9 p.m.
Clowns, balloons and more will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. A beer pong tournament starts at 4 p.m., with registration at 3:30 p.m.
The Stewart Lions will host their annual sweet corn feed starting at 4 p.m.
The Stewart Fire Department will host a street dance with Shirts & Skins from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The annual fireworks display, sponsored by the Stewart Lions, city of Stewart and other community members, will start about 10 p.m.
The softball tournament will resume Sunday at 8 a.m.
Other Sunday events include a community worship at the community center at 9 a.m.; a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the fire hall, with proceeds going to the “Hunt For a Cure” Susan G. Komen Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk team; a pedal pull sponsored by the Stewart Lions, 10:30 a.m.; the grande day parade, with the Phoenix Drumline and more (call 320-562-2115 or 320-223-8524 to enter a unit), 1 p.m.; Minn-E-Rod pull, sponsored by the Stewart Lions Club, 2:30 p.m; and kids games at the community center, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Also available all weekend will be a variety of food vendors and a tattoo artist.
For more information about the celebration, visit www.stewartfest.com.