Wabasha, Spring Valley celebrate fallSpring Valley Dam Days will be Friday through Sunday, starting with food and live music Friday night.
Spring Valley Dam Days will be Friday through Sunday, starting with food and live music Friday night. There'll be a quilt display all weekend at the library in this Pierce County community.
Saturday's highlights include a bike ride and a fun run in the morning; Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Handy Andy Park; children's games and activities all day; a garden tractor pull at 6 p.m., and a "Folliez" performance at 7 p.m. at Spring Valley Theatre. A classic car show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spring Valley Health Center. Classic cars will parade down Main Street at 3 p.m., and there'll be a parade of horses at 4 p.m.
Many activities will continue on Sunday. The grand parade will step off at 2 p.m., and will be followed by coronation of the 2009 Miss Spring Valley at the reviewing stand.
SeptOberfest gets under way in Wabasha. From noon to 6 p.m. there'll be the Pumpkin Topiary Contest under the bridge. Pumpkins, bases, glue and some decorating supplies will be provided, people can bring additional decorations. A $5 donation is requested. Register with the Wabasha Chamber of Commerce, (651) 565-4158.
Friday night there'll be a kickoff block party at Riverboat Lanes, with German food and beer specials, music, dancing and a brat eating contest.
Saturday's activities for kids - leaf art, eagle pumpkins, pumpkin painting - will run from noon to 3 p.m.
Side One will provide music under the bridge from 1 to 3 p.m., and there'll be riverfront carriage rides from 1 to 5 p.m.; cost is $10 per person. Closing the day will be a showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 7 p.m. at the Broadway Theater in the Mittel Schule.
Next week, from Wednesday through Friday, United Church of Christ is presenting the Apple Pie Project. Church members will make 800 pies; people can order them at (651) 565-3260 or stop by the church from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to buy them.
For a complete schedule of upcoming SeptOberfest events, go online to www.wabashamn.org or call the Chamber of Commerce at (651) 565-4158.