Wolf Lake to Host 37th Harvest Festival August 20-21 – Detroit Lakes Tribune


Like many communities, Wolf Lake was unable to hold its annual summer celebration last year, but it is back for its 37th annual run on Friday and Saturday August 20-21.

“We have about 10 contestants across all three divisions for our competition on Friday night,” said event organizer Andrea Yliniemi.

A New Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Wolf Lake will all be crowned in the pageant, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 20 at Wolf Lake Lions Hall.

The contest will also host a silent auction at Lions Hall from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and again from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

At the Wolf Lake Liquor Store, Harvest Fest attendees can enjoy meat raffles, open pools, and bean bag contests beginning at 5:30 p.m. In addition, the beer garden will be open.

“We also have three food vendors this year,” Yliniemi said. “There’s the VFW Auxiliary, Bloue Line BBQ and the Wolf Lake Woodchucks 4-H will be serving ice cream.”

The Susi Jarvi Charm Hunt will also begin on Friday, with clues offered in both the Sebeka Review-Messenger and the Frazee-Vergas Forum.

“That’s all we have for Friday night,” Yliniemi said, adding that most of the events will take place on Saturday August 21.

The festivtieis begin with a 5K walk/run at 8am, which is also when the community blood drive begins at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church. The Wolf Lake VFW Auxiliary will serve breakfast in Lions Hall from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the car and tractor show will open at 10 a.m. in the Klondike/Kinnunen store parking lot. In the nearby grassy area there will be a bouncy house open from 10am to 1.30pm

There will be a Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull starting at 11 a.m. in front of the liquor store, and that’s when the face painting stand will also be open next to the 4-H ice cream stand.

The Harvest Fest Parade begins at 2 p.m. and the Bean Bag Toss Tournament begins at 3 p.m. Mud Pit and the Mud Run begin at 5 p.m. in the northeast corner of the Mud Pit.

That night, the Unmentionables will perform for the Harvest Fest Street Dance, which kicks off outside the liquor store at 8 p.m.

The beer garden and food vendors will also be open all day Saturday. For a full schedule, as well as more information on any of the events mentioned above, visit the website at


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The small community of Wolf Lake in southwestern Becker County will host its 37th Harvest Festival this Friday and Saturday, August 20-21. (Photo submitted)


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