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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