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Brandon Mid-Summer Fest to take place Aug. 1-5

Brandon will hold its annual Mid-Summer Fest next week. Festivities begin Wednesday, August 1 and continue through Sunday, August 5.

Following is a schedule of events. For complete details or to register for events, visit the website

Wednesday, August 1

5 p.m. Pork chop supper by Brandon Community Club at Lions Park. Meal includes chop or hotdog, potato salad, baked beans, bread and beverage. One chop is $8, the second (chop only) is $3. One hotdog is $5, the second (hotdog only) is $2.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Live music by Pure Country at Lions Park.

Beer Garden by Brandon Liquor Store

Thursday, August 2

6:30 to 8 p.m. Vintage Car Club Car Show on main street across from Knotty Pine.

Friday, August 3

6 p.m. Brandon Fin and Feather Bean Bag Tournament at Lions Park. Registration begins at 5 p.m. $20 buys 90 percent payback with top team receiving two sets of boards.

Beer garden, brats and burgers.

Saturday, August 4

7 to 7:45 a.m. Registration for 5K Run/Walk and Kid Fun Run at Gardonville back parking lot. Form available online at

8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. 11 and older are $20, and 10 and younger are $10.

9:15 a.m. Kids Fun Run. No entry fee.

8:30 p.m. Tour de Brandon Bike Ride registration in front of Brandon School.

9 a.m. Tour de Brandon Bike Ride. Approximately 20 miles. $20 entry fee.

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Coffee and bars before parade at Grace Lutheran Church. Salad Luncheon after parade until 1:30 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft show and quilt display at City Auditorium. Lunch available by Moe 4-H Club.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brandon History Center open at City Auditorium. Local poet, artist and biographer Hulda Rossum available from 1 to 2 p.m.

10:15 a.m. Kiddie parade. Line up at 103 3rd Street East (Wibstads). Collecting for the food shelf between parades.

11 a.m. Annual Grand Parade.

Men's softball and ladies' sand volleyball tournaments at the ball parks.

Concessions at the ball park by the Junior Class Serving pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, chips, candy bars, pop and water.

Kiddie Activities

12:30 p.m. Misfits of Magic Show in City Park.

1 to 4 p.m. Balloon Water Wars at City Park on Front Street.

2 p.m. Official Kids Pedal Tractor Pull at the corner of Nelson and Front Street (by new water tower).

Other Activities

2 to 5 p.m. Brandon Lions Club Bingo at Lions Park. $1 per game with 50 percent payback.

5 to 7:30 p.m. Brandon Lions fish fry meal at Lions Park. Viking Sportsmen will fry fish. Menu: fish, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon and beverage. $6 for adults and $4 for 12 and younger.

7:30 p.m. Lions Annual Raffle drawing at Lions Park.

8:30 p.m. Closing at Brandon City Shop: Brandon Community Club food stand serving hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos and cheese, chips, pop and water during Street Dance.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Annual Brandon Firemen's Street Dance by City Auditorium. Music provided by 32 Below.

Sunday, August 5

8 a.m. to noon: Men's Round Table of Brandon pancake and fruit breakfast at St. Ann's Church.

Attend the church of your choice for morning worship.

Resume men's tournament at Brandon softball fields.

Play continues on Sand Volleyball courts.