Bonanza Valley Days
kicks off Friday with three full days of activities coming to Brooten.
Organizers put together a schedule that includes fun for all ages
whether it's sporting events, dancing, singing, eating a wide variety of
food or visiting with friends and neighbors around classic cars and
To kick things off, city-wide garage sales start at 7 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Friday's events also include an elementary baseball tournament for grades three through six at the city park and Quisberg Park beginning at 9 a.m.
The Brooten Firemen's Chicken barbecue runs from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. with the Brooten Community Band performing during the chicken feed.
The Steffl Sisters perform at the Pavilion from 7 p.m. to
11 p.m., and at the Classic Company Bar and Grill a variety show will be
held at 7 p.m. The night wraps up with a free street dance starting at
A staple of Bonanza Valley Days, the men's slowpitch softball tournament, starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday night and continues at 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Saturday's events begin with a car and tractor show on main street runs
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. plus a National Guard climbing wall and jungle
Other main street activities on Saturday include a dunking tank
operated as a fundraiser for the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team, inflatable
jumping rooms, a kids' waterball fight and a kids' tractor pull.
Sporting events for everyone run throughout Saturday including sand
volleyball, three-on-three basketball, a walk and run plus the Gary Fauskee Old Times softball tournament, which is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Quisberg Park. The softball tournament is a fundraiser for the Gary Fauskee Memorial Scholarship now going into its third year.
A kiddie parade is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and those who go to that can
venture to the pavilion between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to have free milk
and cookies served by Stearns County Dairy princesses.
Also at the pavilion on Saturday is a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Other activities near the pavilion at the city park on
Saturday include pony rides and a petting zoo.
At 1:30 p.m. at Classic Co. is the Miss Brooten and Little Miss Brooten Pageant.
Saturday evening activities include a street dance with music by "The
Coolers", food stands and fireworks at dusk at Prairie View Community
Sunday starts off with Dad's Belgian Waffles at the city park from 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the B-B-E Boy Scout Troop 66.
The grand day parade is at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, and following that is an
ice cream social at the city park, sponsored by the Bonanza Valley
A church service led by Pastor Bryant Kaden is at 5 p.m. at the city park wraps up the weekend schedule for Bonanza Valley Days.
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