Belle Plaine will be celebrating its German heritage in downtown Belle Plaine on Friday, June 14, as the community holds its 38th annual German Day festival and cookout.

The cookout will begin at 5 p.m. with free food samples provided by a number of merchants along the sidewalks of downtown Belle Plaine. There will be pony rides, caricature drawings and other activities for the kids. A kids’ pedal pull will start at 5 p.m. with registration beginning at 4:30 p.m., in front of Sparetime Tavern at 117 Main St. W.

The BBQ Days Queen Candidates and Royalty will be introduced during the festival and the German Day Queen Coronation will take place at 6 p.m.

The evening’s musical entertainment will be the Johnny Holm Band, taking the stage at 8 p.m. and the culminating sauerkraut eating contest will begin at 1 a.m. at Neisen’s Corner Bar at 101 E. Main St.\

Merchants Participating in the Cookout

Johan’s Bar, Matt Kes Const., and Matt Saxe Chevy & Buick Mini Corn Dogs
Richardson’s ATA Martial Arts Fruit & Water
Sparetime Tavern FF & Root Beer
Green Grooming Salon Ice Cream Cups
Mike Pingalore Hot Dog Cart-Hot Dogs
The Canopy Group Angie’s Kettle Corn
Schoeppner & Associates CPA Cup with Taco Meat & Cheese and a 
Frito for a Spoon
The Fabulous Flower Market & Edward Jones Walking Tacos
Edina Realty, KMF Advisors, American Family Insurance, and Farmers Insurance  Fried Chicken
Huck’s Shipwreck Saloon, Coborns, and Don Paul Roofing Pickles on a Stick, German Sausage
Annie’s Catering, BP Herald and Jonny B’s. BBQ Smoked Pork w/ BBQ sauce on Bun
German Days and Lange’s Plumbing German Chocolate Cake
State Bank of Belle Plaine, Prairie Farm Supply and Ruck’s Meats Hot Dogs Pop and Water
Trinity Lutheran Church Beef Sandwiches and Lemonade
John Behnke/Greg Schmidt Pro Action Group Remax Advantage Plus Cocktail Wienies
Oldenburg Brewing Co. and Chatfield Fine Spirits Brauts and Kraut
Belle Plaine Food Shelf Cookies and Water
Wagner Funeral Home Mini Donuts
Midwest Independent Living Services Gatorade and Freezies
Remax Experience U4ic Rootbeer
Strait Smiles Family Dentistry Cookies and Water
Kiecker Law Chips
Belle Plaine Chamber, BP Festivals & Events, Lisa Fahey Agency Bottle Water and Chips
Berger Interiors, U4ic Brewing Root Beer Floats
Red Door Bar & Neisens Biscay Pork Chops
Neisens Corner Bar and Chestnut Realty Inc. Walking Tacos
Andy’s Bar & Grill Cotton Candy
Natural Fitness
S.M.Z. Stop-n-Shop 
True Real Estate–Kristy Buesgens, The Cara Bishop Team Snow Cones

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