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Vergas Looney Daze is scheduled for Aug. 13-16, and will include the traditional events such as loon calling contest, road rally and parade.

Vergas Looney Daze

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Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501
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Vergas Looney Daze
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Vergas "little town with a big heart" Minnesota will host this summer's Looney Daze celebration from Thursday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 16. Favorite events from past years will return -- such as the Loon Calling Contest, the Road Rally and the Looney Daze Parade -- alongside fresh musical performances and exciting new enterprises, including a tractor pull, a salsa class, a scavenger hunt and a talent show. For four days, looney merriments will span across the town, making Vergas a bright spot on the map of August activities and amusements.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 13

All Day - Business

Sidewalk Sales

7 p.m. - 24th Annual Miss

Vergas Scholarship

Program and 11th

Annual Princess Altona

Program in the Vergas

Community Center - all

seats $10

Friday, August 14

All Day - Business

Sidewalk Sales

All Day - Area

Wide Rummage Sales

8 a.m. - Methodist Church

Rummage Sale

Saturday, August 15

All Day - Area Wide

Rummage Sales

All Day - Food Booths on

Main Street

7 a.m. registration and 8

a.m. start - Looney Daze

5k Run/Walk beginning

at Billy's Corner Bar -

$20 entry fee

8 a.m. - Methodist Church

Rummage Sale

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Street Fair

on upper Main behind

the Community Center

9:30 a.m. registration and

10:30 a.m. start - T & T

Children's Tractor Pull

behind Goodman's


10 a.m. - Fresh Salsa Class

at Crossroad Garden


10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Vergas Fire

& Rescue Open House

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - Vergas

Lion's Bingo on the side

street across from the

hardware store

11:30 a.m. registration and

12 p.m. contest - Loon

Calling Contest

12 p.m. - Kiddie Rides at

Al's Stop & Shop

12:30 p.m. registration and

1 p.m. start - Looney

Daze Road Rally starting

at Vergas Long Lake


1:30 p.m. - Vergas Kids Got


2:30 p.m. - Story Time &

Scavenger Hunt at

Crossroads Garden


4 p.m. - Beer Gardens

4 p.m. - Brandon Scott


6 p.m. - Rev Raven

9 p.m.-12 a.m. - Lamont

Cranston on Main Street

Sunday, August 16

8 a.m. registration and 9

a.m.-12 p.m. show -

Collectible Car Show on

Main Street - $10 entry

fee for participants

10:30 a.m. service with

lunch to follow - St.

John's and St. Paul's

Joint Outdoor Service at

St. John's Church -

bring a lawn chair

2 p.m. - Vergas Looney

Daze Parade - bring a

lawn chair

After Parade - Gun Raffle


After Parade - Water Fights

on Main Street

3:30 p.m. - Turtle Races on

Main Street

4 p.m. - T.I.P. (Turn in

Poachers) $99 Bingo at

Billy's Corner Bar

8 p.m. - T.I.P. 4 Wheelers &

Gun Raffle drawing at

Billy's Corner Bar