Blackberry Winter Fun Fest
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Sleigh rides, kids games, food on site
$3 Adults (13 & up), $1 ages 6-12, 5 and under free
Narrated Sleigh Rally at 1 p.m.
Hosted by the North Star Draft Club
Location: Blackberry Show Grounds
25313 Highway 2 West
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
For more information contact Bobbie Kleffman:
The sleigh rally is a featured event as part of the Blackberry Fun Days celebration. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the North Central Farm and Antique Association and the North Star Draft Club. This event is focused on family fun with the North Star Draft Club providing sleigh rides and old fashion games. Concessions are on site and provided by the North Central Farm and Antique
Association. Fun games and sleigh rides from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (prices on the flyer). Narrated sleigh rally at 1:00.
The sleigh rally is dedicated to Jean Bergerson who died of cancer in 2015. She was a member of the North Star Draft Club and drove a team of Fjords. Mike Hanson, President of the North Star Draft Club, will give a tribute to her before the narrated sleigh presentation at 1 p.m.
Information for sleigh rally participants:
rrive time is 10 a.m., hook up at 11 a.m. and registration closes at 12:30 p.m.. Narrated sleigh presentation starts at 1:00. A $5 day membership fee for non-members of the North Star Draft Club is charged to cover insurance requirements. No formal judging. 2 awards presented: People’s Choice Award decided by spectators and Driver’s Choice Award decided by sleigh rally participant drivers. These awards are chainsaw carving sculptures made especially for the sleigh rally by Mike Hanson,
President of the North Star Draft Club. We have also added a log dragging agility competition and a driving agility course. The log dragging is in harness, ground driving, pulling a log around a cones course. Log, single tree and log chain are provided. We will have a log for draft and standard size horses, and a smaller log for pony/mini-size. Both classes are timed and are set around a cones course. No awards for these classes but the winners will get a hardy round of applause!
The event is at the Blackberry show grounds located east of Grand Rapids on US Highway 2, 25313 Highway 2 West,Grand Rapids, MN 55744.