What started out as a fundraising meal for the Vesta Commercial Club has grown in recent years. Known as V-Esta Daze, the annual event now held in June brings together the community as it celebrates what makes a small town great – the people and the amenities the community offers.
V-Esta Daze is being held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and over the three-day weekend a variety of activities are being held.
Among those activities are a few new activities, including a 5K/2K River Run and Walk which is being held Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m.
“Vesta is in a beautiful location, and we can offer some unique events because of this location,” said Lynn Krause, one of many who are putting together the town’s festival.
Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to take part.
While pre-registration has closed, there are some spots left for those who come that day. Participants are asked to meet at the community park. Reg-istration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Events begin Friday night with the famous barbecued chicken meal, with serving at the community hall from 5-8 p.m. Also that night a petting zoo is being offered starting at 5 p.m., with craft vendors and a bean bag tournament.
A street dance featuring Chopper the DJ starts at 8 p.m., with the first two hours for the kids. The dance continues until 12:30 a.m. A pie eating contest is being held during the dance starting at 10 p.m.
In addition to the run/walk, Saturday’s events include the start of softball and volleyball tournaments. Krause said the Lions Club helped put up a new volleyball court for this year’s celebration. Canoe rides are being offered on the Redwood River from 1-5 p.m., with kids water fights at the park from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday night the Vesta Fire Department is sponsoring a grill out starting at 4 p.m., with a dance featuring Chad Edwards Live and a Solo cup pong tournament being held.
Sunday events include a breakfast buffet at the Vesta Cafe, with a kids fishing tournament starting at 10 a.m.
A parade is being held at 1 p.m. Sunday, and Krause said units are being accepted until the start of the parade. Those interested need to start lining up at St. John’s church at noon.
Following the parade a fire department water ball event is being held. The softball tournament wraps up Sunday.
Krause said the V-Esta Daze celebration is a whole town affair, with the Vesta Com-mercial Club, Lions Club, fire department and local businesses and individuals all helping to make it possible.
For more about V-Esta Daze, visit www.vestamn.us.
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