The crew at Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault did another great job on the community lunch. I tried the ground up meat and added some BBQ sauce and it was great. Carly had the sloppy joe. And of course they had a super selection of desserts as you will see below.

I also like the way they changed the flow of people around this year using the entrance off of 4th St. I think that was a super idea. My hats off to all those that worked on this and those other community businesses that support you in this event.

The rest of the Friday events are:

Bingo
Central Park – 5 – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Pleasant Manor, Pleasant Eastview Estates, pro­ceeds to Supply Our Children.
Creative Crawl 
Downtown Faribault – 5 – 8 p.m. 
A select amount of downtown businesses will be open selling their creative wares, offering take and makes, and artist demon­strations. 
Pub Crawl 
Meet at the Historic Hutchinson House – 6:30 p.m. 
RSVP is required: 507-384-3291. Button event. 
Drinks not included. 
Main Street Car Show 
Downtown Faribault – 6 – 9 p.m. 
Carnival at the Park 
Central Park – 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. 
Dance and Beer Garden 
Central Park – 8 p.m. – 12 p.m. 
Music by Smoke Screen. Beer garden opens at 4 p.m. 
Sponsored by Grandpa Al’s.
Saturday June 16th events:
Youth Fishing Contest 
King Mill Dam – 9 – 11 a.m. 
No registration – kids bring fishing rod, minnows provided, awards issued for top fish, all participants get T-shirt. Rice County Sport Fishing Association event. 
Soap Box Races 
Peace Lutheran Church – Event starts at 9 a.m. 
Check-in starts 7:30 – 9 a.m. 
Farmer’s Market 
Central Park – 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Kayak Tour: History Along The Cannon River  
South Alexander Park – 1 p.m. 
Bring or rent a canoe or kayak on this tour of mills, bridges, and other historic spots along the Cannon River from south Alexan­der Park to the King Mill Dam. Historical Society event. 
City Wide Garage Sale 
All-day event. 
La Compagnie Fur Traders 
Central Park – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Learn about the fur trade from a group of voyageurs. 
Faribault Woolen Mill Tour 
Faribault Woolen Mill – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. 
Register at the Faribault Community Center. Free with button. 
Carnival at the Park 
Central Park – 12 – 10 p.m. 
Unlimited Rides Wristband 
Central Park – 12 – 4 p.m. – $20 
Register for a boys and girls bike 
Craft Show 
Central Park – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
Alexander Faribault House Open House 
Alexander Faribault House – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
$3 or free with button.
Touch of Magic Show (Sponsored by A&W)
Central Park – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Balloon Sculptures and more!
Ecumenical Worship Service 
Cathedral of our Merciful Saviour – 2 p.m. 
Music at the Band Shell 
Central Park – 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Music by Luke Smith (11:45-12:45), Mad Pipes (1-2), Credit Report (2:15-3:15), and Lo Rumble II (3:30-5:30), 
 
Kid’s Fun Run 
Second Avenue Northwest – 5:30 p.m. meeting, 6 p.m. run 
 
Grand Parade 
Second Avenue Northwest – Fairgrounds to Central Park – 6 p.m. 
Grand Marshal – Mona Kaiser 
Milestone Business: KDHL 
 
Dance and Beer Garden 
Central Park – 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 
Music by Magic Sunshine Band. Beer garden opens at 12 p.m. 
Sponsored by Grandpa Al’s
 
John Anderson TSM