While some people might be looking for some relaxation after the first week of school, others might be looking for a way to hold onto that feeling of summer fun. Well, there’s plenty going on this weekend to satisfy excitement-seekers.
1. The Lake Region Threshers Show in Dalton
Friday through Sunday is the 66th annual Lake Region Threshers Show in Dalton. There’s displays featuring Ford tractors with a 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee tractor being given away as the first prize in the annual raffle and parades of steam traction engines. Friday night there’s a free concert performed by traditional country, bluegrass and folk trio the Hainings starting at 6 p.m., preceded by a home-cooked pork loin roast at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 a day or $15 for a three-day pass. The Threshers Show is a great way to learn more about how things were done in the past including farming, building and woodworking.
2. SOBER’s NP Park fundraiser
The Society of Brewing Engineers and Research (SOBER) and the Fergus Falls Noon Kiwanis are hosting a fundraiser for NP Park on Sept. 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $4, or three tickets for $10 if purchased in advance. In addition to craft beer from Ashby Brewing Company, Fergus Falls Brewing Company, Union Pizza & Brewing Co. and other members of SOBER, there will also be water, Caribou coffee and homemade old-fashioned soda. At 3 p.m. there will be a live-musical performance by Tynan Acousting and Radio On will be taking the stage at 5 p.m. There will also be an adult bean-bag tournament, a raffle and silent auction. Funds will go toward the Noon Kiwanis’ project to rebuild the park which includes getting new playground equipment for the park, making the park handicap accessible and raising the ground to street level to prevent flooding.
3. Bluegrass Southern gospel performance from The Isaacs
A Center for the Arts is kicking off their 2019-20 concert series with a performance by the Isaacs on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The group is based out of Tennessee and is comprised of mother Lily Isaacs along with her three children, Sonya Issacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman and Ben Isaacs, as well as Rebecca’s son Levi. The group has a unique sound that draws from bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country and Southern gospel. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students, but since the performance is a part of this season’s concert series, A Center for the Arts encourages everyone to consider purchasing season passes which would grant them access to all eight concerts in the series without worrying about the show possibly selling out.