Minneota band getting ready for Bug Day Parade on Sunday.

Getting ready for Bug Days

It's almost Bug Days in Minneota.

On Thursday the Minneota Marching Band got ready for Sunday's big parade by practicing.

School just started on Tuesday so the band hasn't had much time to get ready for the annual event that runs Friday through Sunday.

Here's a brief version of the schedule of events.

Friday, September 7
8 p.m. — Boxelder Bug Days Kickoff Dance. Features Kayla Daniels.

Saturday, September 8
6 a.m. — 21st Annual Johnny Tillemans Memorial Chili Cook-Off begins at Veteran’s Park.
7 a.m. — Smokin’ BBQ Cook-Off Registration.
8 a.m. ­— Run the Bug Kiddie Run.
8:30 a.m.  Run the Bug 5K/10K/Walk/Run.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial/History Center.
9 a.m. — Three-Person Scramble Golf Tourney/Countryside.
11:30 a.m. — Pedal Pull, Gislason’s Back Lot.
11 a.m. — Kiddie Parade.
Noon — Inflatables, Bean Bag Tourney and Youth Bean Bag Tournament.
12:30 p.m. — Boxelder Bug Races, small stage.
1 p.m. — Minneota Barrel Race Series, Silver Spur Arena.
1:30 p.m. — Kayla Daniels on Stage.
2:30 p.m. — Two Hicks and a Chick on stage.
2:30 p.m. — American Legion Bingo Tent.
3:30 p.m. — On the Run on Stage.
4 p.m. — Jumbo Pedal Tractor Pull/Gislason’s back lot.
5 p.m. — Two Hicks and a Chick on stage.
5:15 p.m. — Public Tasting of Smokin’ BBQ at Veterans Park.
6 p.m. — Kayla Daniels on Stage.
7:30 p.m. — Queen Coronation, Main Stage.
8:30 p.m. — Street Dance featuring, Avenger Joe.

Sunday, September 7

8 a.m. — Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, fire hall.
10 a.m. — Community Worship Service, Boxelder Bug Square.
11 a.m. — Two Hicks and a Hick on state.
1 p.m. — Grand Parade (Captain Jack Sparrow featured)
2:30 p.m. — Rainbow Country Carriage Rides.
2:30 p.m. — Two Hicks and a Chick on stage.
3 p.m. — Golf Ball Roll

NOTE: Also included are an FFA Petting Zoo; Craft Sale and Lunch; Friends of the Library $6 sale; Education exhibits at library; PTA Dunk Tank; Food at Boxelder Bug Square and Vietnam Exhibit open during the festivities.

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Address: 201 N. Jefferson
Minneota, MN 56264

Phone:(507) 872-6492