Prairie Days Festival

         Welcome to the official Prairie Days Festival page!

Mark your calendars Prairie Days is July 14-16th, 2017!

Location - Lester Prairie~ Downtown, Central Park

Sponsored by : Lester Prairie Lion's Club and the  LP Ambassador Program


For general festival information, please contact Melissa Williams: 

If you or your organization has an event idea to add to the festival, please contact a committee member:

Marie Mochinski, Troy Feltman, Andria Carlson, Tasha Schiedel

Schedule of Events~ 

Thursday July 13th: 6pm Set up!!! Volunteers Needed!

Friday, July 14th
4:00pm  3D shoot for kids (Free) location:Sunrise park on Cty Rd 9, sponsored by Prairie Archers

4-6pm BINGO Sponsored by: Prairie Arts Council (PAC)

5-8:30 pm: Car/Motorcycle Roll IN (Contact Larry Hoof 320-395-2604)

5:00pm - Food Serving/Beverages by the Dodge House/Music Begins 

4-dark  Human Foosball Games (free) Sponsored by Chip's Septic Systems

5-9pm  BB Gun Shoot (Free): Sponsored by the National Turkey Federation

5-11pm Paintball Arena ( Get your t-shirt to show you played)Sponsored in part by: Worldwide Dispensers

5- 8pm:Kids Games/Kids Train Ride/Bouncy houses

5-8pm: Music by: Triple Shot Band (Rock and Country Music)

5:00-8:30pm - Human Hungry Hungry Hippo and Large Obstacle course: Sponsored in part by: Thrivent Financial

5-8:30pm - Large Trike Racing and Mini Golf

5-8 pm Little Tikes Play Area(Free) Including a toddler inflatable area Sponsored by the Lions Club

5-9 pm ~ Large Gaga Pit: Sponsored by Lester's Building Services, LLC.

6pm - Kids Tractor Pedal Pull: Sponsored by Full Throttle Services (Free) Prizes made by: Mr.Scoblic 

- Hammer Schlauggen: Sponsored by the Garden Club

7pm: Megan's Amazing Exotic Critter Show(Stage by Big Don's)

8-830pm: Pie Eating contest 

8:30- 12 midnight: Music by: The Shaw Brother's Band   (Older and New Country & Old School Rock)


Saturday, July 15th

7:00am - Registration for 5k and Kid's run

8am-5KRun/Walk & 9:10 am kids Run begins (Door Prizes & Awards After)

10am~5pm Little Tikes Play area/ Kids Train rides

10:00am- 9:00 pm BB Gun Shoot(Free): Sponsored by the National Turkey Federation

10:00am- 2 pm Craft/Vendors Located on Central Avenue (

10a.m.-Dark: Human Foosball: Sponsored by Chip's Septic Systems

10:00 am Large Trike Racing                                                                                         

10am-Dark: Paintball Arena/Ga-Ga Ball/ Human Hungry Hungry Hippo/Mini Golf      

10-1130 am: Lester's Got Talent(sign up at LPHS)(see link) Great Prizes Given: Sponsored by KDUZ radio

10:30 am Food and Beverages Available Under Tent               
12:00am - Bean Bag Tournament: must pre-register:1130 am with Danny 612-245-2766 :Sponsored by:Dodge      House: Double Elimination(see link)
11-12 pm:Live Music: To be determined

11:00am - Kiddie Parade (Contact Troy Feltmann 320-395-4162) Central Ave: Sponsored by the LP Business Association

11:30am - Kid's Treasure Hunt (Sponsored by Herald Journal and Litzau Excavating)

12- 4pm ~ Kids Games, bouncy houses, obstacle course                             

12 noon-130 Free Corn Feed,(While it lasts) : Sponsored by Thrivent Lutheran Services & Glencoe Butter                                                                                                                                                                  & Produce

12-1pm: Music with Matt and Allen Carlson: Old Time Country and Gospel (ukulele and guitar)

1:00 pm: Frozen T- shirt Contest/Game_ Prizes Given

1-3pm: Music with: Country Fried Gruber's

1-3pm:  Hands - On Pioneer type Activities for ALL ages: Sponsored by the Historical Society and Prairie Arts Council (PAC)                                                 

12-4pm & 8-11:00pm Hammer Schlauggen: Sponsored by Garden Club

3-430: Music with: Chuck and Jason Thiel

2pm-5pm: Animal Display: Sponsored by the Park Board

2:30-4:30: BINGO Sponsored by the Prairie Arts Club

430-6 pm:Music With: Phyllis Hummel and Her Swinging Country Band                                                                                                     
6:00pm - Grand Parade (Contact Tasha Schiedel ~see link above)(Same Route)

7:00pm - Following Parade -Ambassador Coronation, Downtown  

7-830: Kids Games, train rides, obstacle course and bouncy houses               
pm-12:00am - Music by:"UP SOUTH": old and modern country/Old Time Rock

DUSK: FIREWORKS!!! Sponsored by: First Community Bank, Lee Ford Construction, World Wide Dispensers, Dale's Appliance and Refrigeration, McBride Funeral Chapel's, Holasek Flower Power, Litzau Excavating, Casey's General Store

Sunday, July16th

9:30am - A Community Church Service will be held Under the Tent Downtown

10:30 : Community Clean-up and Volunteers are Much Needed!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers, Girl Scouts, Lester Prairie High School Sports Teams, the Lester Prairie Lion's Club, the Ambassadors and their families for helping out! This would not be possible without your Help!