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Wolf Lake's 39th Harvest Festival is Aug. 19-20

The community of Wolf Lake will host its 39th annual Harvest Festival this coming weekend, Aug. 19-20, with events including a parade, mud run, obstacle course and bean bag tournament.

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The Miss Wolf Lake Pageant will kick off Wolf Lake's 39th annual Harvest Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Candidates and title holders for Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Wolf Lake who will be participating in the pageant include (front row, left to right) Little Miss Wolf Lake 2021 Lydia Budzein, Hana Isola, Ailey Yliniemi, Wolf Lake Little Princess 2021 Amelia Hrdlicka; (back row, left to right) Wolf Lake Princess 2021 Kaiden Langford, Miss Wolf Lake 2021 Desarae Kohrs, Anna-Mae DeGroat, Hanna Beck, Annette Hermanson, Jordan Nelson, Isabelle DeGroat, Mia Schermerhorn, Kylee Arndt, Charlie Johnson, Jr. Miss Wolf Lake 2021 Gillian Pope and Wolf Lake Jr. Princess 2021 Alexis Davidson.
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WOLF LAKE — The 39th Annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 19, with a pageant to determine the new Miss, Little Miss and Junior Miss Wolf Lake, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Lions Hall.

Candidates include Hana Isola, Ailey Yliniemi, Anna-Mae DeGroat, Hanna Beck, Annette Hermanson, Jordan Nelson, Isabelle DeGroat, Mia Schermerhorn, Kylee Arndt and Charlie Johnson.

The 2021 title holders, including Little Miss Wolf Lake Lydia Budzein, Wolf Lake Little Princess Amelia Hrdlicka, Wolf Lake Princess Kaiden Langford, Miss Wolf Lake Desarae Kohrs, Junior Miss Wolf Lake Gillian Pope and Wolf Lake Junior Princess Alexis Davidson are all expected to participate as well.

Also on Friday, there will be a bean bag toss starting at 5:30 p.m. outside the Wolf Lake Liquor Store, and a triple meat raffle inside the liquor store at 7 p.m.

A silent auction benefiting the Wolf Lake pageant will take place on Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions Hall.


Saturday events will also include a petro and car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kinnunen Store; a 5K run/walk starting at 10 a.m. in front of the liquor store (registration starts at 9 a.m.); a breakfast hosted by the Wolf Lake VFW Auxiliary at the Lions Hall from 8-10:30 a.m.; bouncy houses, face painting, coloring contest and a pedal tractor pull for the kids between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an obstacle course starting at the Sledding Hill at 11 a.m.; the Harvest Parade at 2 p.m. (with lineup starting at the Sledding Hill at noon); a Mud Run starting approximately 30 minutes after the parade concludes; a bean bag toss tournament starting at 3 p.m.; raffle drawings at 7 p.m. and a street dance, featuring music from the Mallrats, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

There will also be plenty of food vendors and a beer garden available throughout the festival. For more information, including event updates and photos, visit the Wolf Lake Harvest Festival page on Facebook .

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.
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