Prairie Days Festival

         Welcome to the official Prairie Days Festival page!

Mark your calendars Prairie Days is July 13th-15th, 2018!

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: or Find us On Face Book!  

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

Marie Mochinski, Troy Feltmann, Andria Carlson

Schedule of Events~ 

Thursday July 12th: 6pm Set up!!! Volunteers Needed!Just show up at Central Square.

Friday, July 13th
4:00pm  3D shoot for kids (Free) located at the upstairs of hardware store at club: sponsored by Prairie Archers

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

5-8:30 pm: Car Roll IN (Contact Larry Hoof 320-395-2604) Located on Central Ave.

5:00pm - Under the Food Tent: Food Serving & Beverages Sold & Music Begins

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

5- 8pm:Kids Games/Kids Train Ride/Bouncy house/gaga ball

5-8pm: Music by: Triple Shot Band (50's and 60's Rock and Country Music)

5:00-8pm: National Guard Large Obstacle Course (free event)

5-8 pm Little Tikes Play Area(Free) Including a toddler inflatable 

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

6-8pm: Pallet & Paint class by: Riverbend Design (located under the art tent) ($30/person)

6pm - Kids Tractor Pedal Pull :located on Central Avenue: Sponsored by Full Throttle Services

6pm-8pm: Pine Wood Derby Car racing: Put on by the cub scouts

6-7pm:Bib Pick up/Registration for the 5K Fun Race/Walk (at the gazebo/registration)

8-830pm: Pie Eating contest (right in front of Main stage on the street)

8:30- 12 midnight: Music by: The Mitch Gordon and Unleaded Band (Featured at Winstock)


Saturday, July 14th

6:45am- 730 am: Registration for 5k and Kid's run (will begin at 1st Ave South & Juniper st)

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

8 am- 10 am: Disc Golf Tournament at the Second Ave. Park (Just show up) (Pay in and Pay out)

9:00am- 1 pm: Craft/Vendors Fair :Located at Central Avenue Park(

10- 1130 am: Pallet Painting Class with Art on the move ($30/person)

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

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

10a.m.- 11 pm: Gypsy Horse Show Doing Her Fun Tricks (Located on Central Avenue)

All Day~ Gaga ball fun: Sponsored by Lester's Building Systems, LLC

10:00 am-2pm: Pine Wood Derby Car racing & cork racing: sponsored by the cub scouts                                10am-6pm : Zorb ball Activity is sponsored by First Community Bank (free)

/10am-6pm: Water slide is sponsored by Lester's Building Systems (free)   

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 

12:00 noon - Bean Bag Tournament: must pre-register:1130 am with Danny 612-245-2766 :Sponsored by:Dodge   House: Double Elimination(see link)

11:00am - Kiddie Parade (Contact Troy Feltmann 320-395-4162) Central Ave: Sponsored by the LP Business Association, Kids come dressed up and join the fun! The parade ends at the treasure hunt! Prizes are given to the Ambassadors top 3 costume picks

11:30am - Kid's Treasure Hunt (Sponsored by Herald Journal and Litzau Excavating) Come and dig through the sand and find quarters!

12- 4pm ~ Kids Games (50 cents/game) , bouncy house  (free)                          

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

12-1:30pm: Music: Phyllis Hummel & the Swinging Country Band: Old Time Country(under the tent) 

1:00 pm: Frozen T- shirt Contest/Game: Prizes Given: located by the art tent

130- 3pm: Music with: Country Fried Gruber's: On Street Stage

2pm-5pm: Meet & Greet With Disney Characters: located by little kids play area

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

3-430pm: Music with: Chuck, Jason & Jacob Thiel : located under the Food tent

430-6 pm: Music With Cracklin' Blue Country Band : Located on the Street Stage                                                                                                   
6:00pm - Grand Parade (Contact Nancy Krull ~see link above)(Same Route)

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

730-830: Kids Games, train rides, obstacle course and bouncy houses  

7pm- dark: Water slide, Zorb ball activity, gaga ball              
pm-12:00am - Music by:"The Young Funks" Pop & Rock Variety

DUSK: FIREWORKS!!! Sponsored by: DS Smith formerly known as World Wide Dispensers

Sunday, July15th

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

10:30 : Community Clean-up and Volunteers are Much Needed! Please bring the whole family!

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! Please tell your businesses Thank you for sponsoring these fun events! Many events are free because of them!