Menahga Midsummer Celebration 2016

July 8, 9 and 10, 2016

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Bike Raffle

A boy’s and girl’s bike will be raffled off prior to the UTV raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and are available at most Menahga businesses.


menahga midsummer parade band

Want to join us for in the Saturday parade? We’re gearing up for another exciting Midsummer Celebration.

Click the Download link below each form and fill it out.

Mail the form to:
Midsummer Parade
c/o Mark Hepokoski
36780 Stocking Lake Trail
Menahga, MN 56464

C & C PARADE LETTER – MENAHGA 5-9-2016

C & C PARADE ENTRY FORM BLANK COPY- MENAHGA 5-9-2016

Our parade is on Saturday, July 9 and starts at 7:00 p.m. from the east end of Main Street.

DEADLINE for all entries is June 15th, 2016

For more parade information contact Mark Hepokoski
by email or by phone 218-564-5122

We look forward to seeing your entry in the parade!


Join us with a booth in the Midsummer Arts & Crafts Show

menahga midsummer arts and crafts showSaturday, July 9, 2016 – 9:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M.

The Menahga C & C is happy to announce that the Arts & Crafts Show will be back on Main Street this year. We had a lot of success last year and look forward to making this year even better. During the show the musical group Nordik Bees will be providing entertainment.

To better promote the Craft Show, we have posted an Event Page on Facebook. To help get the word out, type “Menahga Midsummer Arts and Crafts Show” in the search bar and invite all you know who may be interested in participating as a Vendor/Crafter/Artisan.

Crafters/Venders will be able to set up between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. You will be instructed on where to set up and park. Like in past years, it will be very informal and you will be placed as you arrive.

We only allow one (1) representative from each company, so get your name in to me ASAP.

Food Vendors will not be allowed, other than our local Dairy and Church groups.

RATE: $25.00 per 10′ X 10′ Space. You provide own tables/canopy.

download entry form for arts and craft show at menahga midsummer celebration

Click the link below the form to download and fill out.
Craft fair 2016 form
Registration deadline is June 30, 2016

Contact: Lupe Isola by phone at 218-564-5106

Mail the form to:
Lupe Isola
15109 Stocking Lake Road
Menahga, MN 56464


menahga midsummer st urho 5K and 10K runRun to the “Finn-ish” Line in the St. Urho 5K Walk/Run or 10K Run!

Pre-Register at Shell Sport & Bait in Menahga or online at zapevent.com. zapevent registration for st urho run menahga midsummer

Registration ends at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9th.

Click the image below to print and fill out the St. Urho run form.
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Contact: Tom Ellingson by phone at home 218-564-5497 or at work 218-564-4101.

Mail the form to:
St. Urho Run
P.O. Box 224
Menahga, MN 56464


logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association(Events listed in Blue are
Menahga Civic & Commerce Events.)


Friday, July 8

  • Noon – 1:00am Beer Garden and Food at the VFW
  • 5:00pm – 1:00am Beer Garden at Northbound Spirits
  • 5:00pm Meat Raffle at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association7:00pm Miss Menahga/Little Miss Pageant
at the Menahga High School Gym

  • 7:30pm – 11:30pm Karaoke & Beer Garden at the VFW

Saturday, July 9

  • 8:00am – Dusk Redeemer Lutheran Booth
    Coffee & cookies at 8:00am. Burgers, Brats & Hotdogs 10:00am until dark.
    By Cenex Hardware

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:00am St Urho 5 & 10K Walk/Run
Pre-Register at Shell Sport or ZapEvent.com
Registration ends at 8:30am Saturday, July 9th.

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:00am – 4:00pm Arts and Crafts Fair
Main Street – Downtown
1:00pm – 3:00pm Nordic Bees will be providing music
around the Arts and Crafts Fair
Sponsored by Sounds of Spirit Lake Concert Series

  • 9:00am Doubles Horseshoe Tournament
    at the Park
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm Blueberry Ice Cream Social
    at the Museum
  • 9:00am – close Beer Garden at Northbound Spirits

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:30am – 10:30am Kid’s Events
at the School Football Field

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association10:30am – 11:30am Water Bottle Rockets
at the School Football Field

    • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Senior Men’s Baseball Tournament
      at High School Baseball Fields
    • 11:00am – 9:00pm Assumption of Our Lady Food Court

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce AssociationNoon – 10:00pm Kid’s Games
by Spirit Lake. Games will not continue during the Parade!

  • Noon – 1:00pm Conservation Club Kid’s Fishing Derby
    at the Fishing Pier. Bring your own poles.
  • Noon – 1:00am Beer Garden and Food
    at the VFW
  • 12:30pm – 6:00pm Taco in a Bag
    at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association1:00pm “Wife Carry Race” Canceled
at Spirit Lake
Registration ends at 12:30pm.

For the second year, Menahga will host the US Final of the Wife Carry Competition. It will take place on Saturday during Midsummer. Click image for more information.

  • 1:00pm Singles Horseshoe Tournament
    at the Park
  • 3:00pm Firemen’s Water Fight
    Downtown
    Registration ends at 2:30pm. Teams MUST be registered.
  • 3:00pm – 6:30pm Antique Car Show
    at Shell Sport and Bait
  • 4:00pm Menahga Gateway Lions Food Stand
    at Northbound Spirits

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association4:00pm “Human Foosball”
at Spirit Lake.
Registration ends at 3:30pm

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm First English Lutheran Church Supper

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association7:00pm Midsummer Grand Parade

  • 8:30pm – 12:30am Live Band “SSCB”
    at Northbound Spirits
  • 8:30pm -12:30am Live Band “Rock Bottom”
    at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce AssociationAt Dusk Fireworks at Spirit Lake


Sunday, July 10

  • 8:00am – Noon Lions Pancake Breakfast
    at the VFW
  • 9:30am Non-Denominational Church Service
    at Spirit Lake
  • Noon Beer Garden and Food
    at the VFW
  • 12:30pm – 6:00pm Taco in a Bag
    at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association1:30pm—3:00pm Bald Eagle Water Ski Show
at Spirit Lake

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association3:00pm Raffle Drawing
at Spirit Lake Boat Access

  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm Music
    at the VFW

Information below this line is from last year. Please watch for updated information.


crown or tiara isolated on a white backgroundRepresent Menahga in the Pageant

Miss Menahga and Little Miss are still open to contestants. If you are interested in representing Menahga as Miss Menahga – or you are a parent interesting in entering your daughter in the Little Miss pageant please call, text, or email Cally Kjellberg-Nelson at 701-866-2417 or email her.

The deadline is June 1, and practice will start June 15.