Kolacky Days is This Weekend in Montgomery
Montgomery, Mn. celebrates it's 85th Kolacky Days this weekend with lots of cold beer, delicious food, fantastic music and fun. KDHL AM Minnesota travels to the Kolacky Capital of the World to get more details about the celebration of the closed-faced fruit biscuit.
The most common fillings include prune, poppyseed, apricot, apple, blueberry and raspberry. There really are scores of events going on throughout the weekend. It is all capped off with a Kolacky eating contest Sunday afternoon in Memorial Park. There is a listing below starting with Friday, July 26:
- Arts & Heritage Center Exhibit 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Hilltop Hall Celebrating the Concertina.
- Authentic Czech Dinner 5:00 p.m. at American Legion Post #79 advance tickets only.
- Beer Garden and Food Stands open 5:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Big Blast Inflatables open 5:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Redbird Reunion 5:00 p.m. at Montgomery Brewing Company.
- U.S. National Championship Prune Spitting Competition 6:00 p.m. Memorial Park
- Queen Pageant 7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.) Tri-City United High School Auditorium. There is an admission charge.
- Homemade Wine Competition Open blind judging, no default winners. Entries accepted 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Area Community Club Office, judging 7:30 p.m.
- Music 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Jumpin' at the Woodside in Memorial Park.
- Park Dance features Blue Ringers 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Memorial Park.
Saturday, July 27
- Legion Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at American Legion Post #79.
- 55th Annual Softball Tournament begins 8:00 a.m. North Side Park.
- 29th Annual Tour de Bun Bike Classic 8:00 a.m. includes 13, 33 and 50 mile courses. Start at Memorial Park Ball Field.
- Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament 8:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- 21st Kolacky Classic Car Show 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. along 1st Street in Historic Downtown Montgomery.
- Kolacky Vintage Snowmobile Show 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Near Hilltop Hall.
- Kolacky Crafts 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Display and Sales in Memorial Park.
- Horseshoe Tournament begins 9:00 a.m. Memorial Park. (Must pre-register)
- Restored Keck-Gonnerman Engine from the Joe Rynda Collection Display 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Frandsen Bank and Trust.
- Blacksmith Museum 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 505 1st St. South
- Antique Tractor and Small Engine Display 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. along Ash Avenue SE HIstoric Downtown Montgomery.
- Arts & Heritage Center food available 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hilltop Hall.
- Pinewood Derby- Free Hot Wheels 9:00 a.m. to Noon Frandsen Bank and Trust.
- Beer Garden and Food Stands open 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- 61st Annual Kiddie Parade 10:00 a.m. (Registration begins 9:45 a.m.) in Memorial Park.
- Big Blast Inflatables opens 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- Bungee Trampoline and Rock Climbing Wall opens 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- Chalk It Up at the Library, kid's sidewalk chalk art 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Public Library 104 Oak Ave. SE.
- Homemade Kolacky Baking Contest entries accepted 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with judging at 11:00 a.m. at City Hall, 201 Ash Avenue SW.
- Center Stage Dance performances start 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- Blacksmithing Demonstration 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Heyda Blacksmith Shop next to Antique Tractor Display.
- Kid's Pedal Pull 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Park.
- Old Tyme Musician's Jamboree Noon to 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Bean Bag Toss Tournament 1:00 p.m. start, two member teams at American Legion Post #79.
- Log Cabin Display 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Bohemian Tractor Pull 3:00 p.m. Memorial Park.
- Music in the Park features Nite Time Boogie Band 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Larry Novotny and the Novotny Trio 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pop ROCKS 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. All in Memorial Park.
- Fireworks Display 10:00 p.m. Viewable from Downtown or Memorial Park.
Sunday, July 28
- Softball Tournament resumes 8:00 a.m. North Side Park.
- Kolacky Crafts 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Display and Sales in Memorial Park.
- 40th Annual Kolacky Days 5K Bun Run 9:30 a.m. starts at Tri-City United Middle School ends on 1st Street.
- Kolacky Two-Mile Fitness Walk 9:30 a.m. starts at Tri-City United Middle School.
- Flag-Raising Ceremony 11:00 a.m. at Frandsen Bank and Trust.
- Kolacky Days Kid's Race 11:30 a.m. ages 10-12, 11:35 a.m. ages 8-9, 11:40 a.m. ages 7 and under. Starts at 1st Street North by Mackenthun's Fine Foods.
- Kolacky Days Grand Day Parade Noon along 1st Street.
- Beer Garden and Food Stands open Noon in Memorial Park.
- Big Blast Inflatables opens 1:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Bungee Trampoline and Rock Climbing Wall opens 1:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Log Cabin Display featuring Kolacky Days Memorabilia 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Music in the Park features The Charlie Sticha Band 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Memorial Park.
- St. Paul Czech Dancers 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Truck and Tractor Pull 2:30 p.m. 1 mile south of town on Highway 13. There is an admission charge.
- Kolacky Days Program and Kolacky Eating Contest 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Park.
- Kolacky Days Raffle 4:00 p.m. Memorial Park Stage.
Some events are subject to change. Some registration deadlines apply. Some events may require registration or admission fees.