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Area Events & Celebrations

 

Memorial Day Services - Menno City Cemetery - May 26 2014 - 10:30 am
Parade, Baseball Game, Fireworks, Entertainment
July 4, 2014
Independence
Celebration
   
Hot Summer Days &
Sweet Summer Nights
September 14, 2014
Menno Car Show
   
September 26, 2014
Band
Day
   
The Menno Heritage Museum & Annex
Open during most of the above events
Menno
Museum
Scenes from Menno SD

Menno Pioneer Power Show

September 20 & 21, 2014

SODAK STAMM Oktoberfest

2014 date to be announced

Local Accomodations

Need a place to stay when you're in town for one of our celebrations? Check here for a list of available options.
 
 

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INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR MENNO
There will be many activities taking place in Menno in observance of the Independence Day
holiday. 

Menno 4th of July Trivia

  • The 1st  July 4th parade was held in 1966 – the notice invited the public and prizes were provided.

  • Before that – there were two ballgames on the 4th of July.

  • Roger Mensch started managing the parade in 1972 – 2012 marks his 40th year.

Trivia provided by Kenny Aisenbrey.

The 2014 Parade theme is “Let Freedom Ring”

Schedule:  
   
Friday, July 4, 2014:  
7:30am Road Race begins (approximate)
   
11:am Parade
  FFA BBQ following parade
7:30pm Baseball Game followed by Fireworks
   
   
  • Some times are approximate and subject to change
  • More Information on Road Races when available
  • Fireworks will be available for sale from the Menno Athletic Club. Click here for details as they become available.
  • The American Legion Rames-Bender Post 152 will sponsor a parade in Menno on July 4th, 2014, starting at 11:00 a.m. The the theme of the 2 014 parade will be "Let Freedom Ring".
    There is no pre-registration for the parade. If you wish to have your float judged, please be in line by 9 a.m. July 4. Registration is near the city/school gym in the 400 block of Fifth Street.
    For more information, call:
    Roger Mensch 605-
    387-5254
    Ken Aisenbrey 605-387-5489

Don't forget to stop by The Menno Heritage Museum & Annex while in town:
Extended hours for July 4th weekend are July 4th from 9am to 6pm and July 5th & 6th from 1pm to 4pm.
The Museum will be serving Lunch on July 4th and Ice Cream and Pop throughout their extended hours from July 4th through July 6th.
No admission to the Museum.

 

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MENNO CAR SHOW
September 13, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main Street, Menno SD
Cars, Cycles & Trucks Welcome!

For Additional information contact Classic Collision 605 387-5607

Registration at the Fire Hall starting at 4:00 PM

Live Music by Bottled Rock-It Band beginning at 7:00 PM

Craft/Vendor Area
(Contact
Michelle Sanborn; PO Box 163; Menno SD 57045; 605-387-2019 or 712-249-4610; sanborns@goldenwest.net for Vendor information - cost $10.00 per vendor)

Free Admission to the Car Show - Main Street

  • Door Prizes

  • Refreshments & Food

  • Live Music - Hwy 50 Band - starting 7:30pm

Participants (2013):
$10.00 Registration Fee for Each Class


Trophies awarded in each of the following classes:

Best Mopar
Best Ford
Best Chevrolet
Best Truck
Best Street Rod
Best Modified
Best SOB (some other brand)
Best Motorcycle
Best Modern American Muscle (2005 & newer)
Longest Distance Award
Best of Show

Photos from the 2009 Menno Car Show Here

2013 Winners:
MoPar
1.

1.       John Hansen ‘72 Dodge Dart3.    

2. Dennis Schoenfelder’70 Dodge Challenger
3. Mitch Mehlhaf ‘73 Plymouth Road Runner
Truck
1.

1.       Mark Roti ‘67 Ford F100

2. Gary Nowstrup ‘61 Chevy Apache 10
3. Rob Kuznair 2011 Chevy 2500

'05 and Newer

1.

1.       Bo Helderbrand ‘06 Dodge Viper

2. Liz Huber 2013 Chevy Camaro
3. Dylan Mehlhaf ‘07 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Motorcycle
1.

1.       Scott Simonsen ‘00 Kawasaki Vulcan

2.  James Dangel ’08 Harley Davidson
3. Shirlene Simonsen ’05 Honda Spirit
Ford
1.

1.       Brad Dowden 2012 Mustang

2. Don & LaVerla Eilers ’66 Ford Fairlane
3. Russell Myers ’69 Ford Talledega
4. Glenn Kirschenman ’66 Ford Mustang

Street Rod

1. Deono Miller 1930 Ford Model A

Modified

1.

1.       Glenn Kirschenman ’67 Ford Shelby 500FB

2. Terry Gagnon ’66 Chevy Nova
3. Gene & Gayle Gross ’69 Chevy Chevelle
GM
1.

1.       Kevin Waltner ’59 Chevy Corvette

2.  Leonard Thomas ’56 Chevy 210
3. Julie Fischer ’56 Chevy 210
4. Darin Guthmiller ’90 Chevy Camaro

SOB (Some Other Brand)

1.

1.       Kellin Kirschenman ’05 Mitsubishi Evo

2. Ryan Kirschenman ’05 Mitsubishi Evo
3. Dennis Hanson ’01 Stealth Micro Sprint
Participants Choice
  • Gary Nowstrup ’61 Chevy Apache 10

Longest Distance
  • Tim Schelske, Brookings ’73 Camaro



For Additional information contact Shannon Herrboldt at 605 387-5607

Sponsored by the Menno Area Development Corporation
Not responsible for Accidents

 

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26th Annual "Menno Pioneer Power Show"   *Member MADC
September 20-21, 2014
Exhibits: Steam Threshing & Plowing, Saw Mill & Worthington Engine Start-up Demonstrations, "Man-Powered" Tractor Pulls, Flea Market, Crafts, Toy Show.
Restored Railroad Depot, Historic Home, One-Room Schoolhouse, Log Cabin, Unity Lutheran Church & Souvenir Shop.
Admission: Adults $8, Ages 11-16 $5, Under 11 free

for informationcContact Jerry Nusz  at jjnusz@gwtc.net at Menno Mercantile or 605 387-5166

Featuring (2013):
Buick Cars, Allis Chalmers Tractors and Maytag Engines

NEW!
See the newly designed Farm Remnant Emporium & Gas Engine Building, Women's building.
New Exhibits in virtually every building every year.

Contact Gerald Nusz at 605-387-5166

2013 Schedule - LAST YEAR - 2014 schedule to come
Saturday, September 21, 2013:
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Flea Market & Toy Show Open
Women's Building
Equipment Operators Safety Meeting
10:30 am - Noon Steam Engine Plowing & Threshing;Ca
Sawmill & Edgar;
Corn Cutting, Binding & Chopping;
Corn Shelling & Shredding
Noon Antique car & Tractor Parade
1:00 pm Children's games open
2:30 pm Money Pile for Children
2:30 - 3:30 pm Steam Engine Plowing;
Sawmill Start-up;
Corn Cutting, Binding & Chopping;
Corn Shelling & Shredding
3:00 pm

Antique & Mini Rod Pull

***City Wide Rummage ?? ***

   
Sunday, September 22, 2013:  
7:30 am - 1pm Pancake Breakfast/Lunch Sponsored by the Menno Community Club
8:30 am Exhibitors/Workers Church Service
9:00 am Flea Market & Toy Show Open
Women's Building
11:00 am Worthington Start-up
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Steam Engine Plowing;
Sawmill Start-up;
Corn Cutting, Binding & Chopping;
Corn Shelling & Shredding;
and More!
Noon Children's games open
1:00 pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull
1:00 pm Ladies Nail-Driving Contest - Sponsored by Menno Lumber Co.
1:45 pm Bale Throwing Contest
2:30 pm Antique Car & Tractor Parade
3:30 pm

Pickup and Exhibitor Tractor Pull

Toy Show
Farm Equipment Salesmen Samples, farm displays, cast-iron toys, radio-controlled toys, pedal tractors, collectibles & more.
For more information contact: Daniel Mettler 605 387-2323


Antique Tractor Pull

$15.00 Entry fee per class, max. 2 hooks per tractor
Weigh-in 9:30 am - noon at show grounds
One (1) free admission with each tractor
Trophies awarded in Div. I; Cash back in Div. II and Div. IV

Mini-Rod Pull
For puller information, contact Kyle Stepanek (605) 760-3463 

For more information visit the Menno Pioneer Heritage Association website.

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Menno Band Day
September 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. on 5th Street

For more information Contact Band Director, Menno School 605 387-5161


On Friday, September 27th area bands will return to Menno for the 5th Annual Menno Band Day.

In 2011, 21 bands participated. 

TENTATIVE
The parade starts at 10:00 A.M., with the middle school bands leading the way.

To make this event run smoothly, many volunteers are needed. If you are willing to provide assistance for this event, please contact Gwen Wenisch @ 605-387-5161.

The parade will start at the corner of Heil and High St (2 blocks E of Edelmans Feed).  Bands will march west to 5th St and turn right  (south) through the business district of Menno.  Bands will turn west (left) on Juniper after passing the school.  After they turn west, bands may “disband” and observe the coming groups/performances.

Parade will conclude around 11:30.  Awards Ceremony will be held at the football field immediately following the parade.  SDSU will perform their field show prior to the winners being announced.  Concessions will be open to the public at the football field as well.

Guest Band: South Dakota State University

BANDS PARTICIPATING in 2013
South Dakota State University - Guest Band
Menno
Tea

Tea Middle School

Sioux Falls Christian

Howard

Beresford

Chester
Lennox Middle School
Lennox
Parker

Irene-Wakonda

VIborg –Hurley

West Central

Tri-Valley

Sponsored by the Menno Area Development Corporation

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Oktoberfest
2014 date to be announced
Authentic German Meal and German Entertainment.

Starting at 7:00 pm
In the Menno City-School Auditorium

2013 Entertainment provided by:
Entertainment this year is by the "
Bumblebees".

Advance tickets are required at only $15 per person. For reservations please call President Gary Jerke at 605-583-4454 or Donna Zeeb at 605-387-5577 or Vi Ranney at 605-665-3596.

German buffet served.  The usual German meal of homemade sausage, German potato salad, sauerkraut, baked apples, assorted bars and all kinds of kuchen will be served at
6:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15.00 Advance tickets available. Tickets are LIMITED, advanced purchase suggested.
Contact
Vi Rannye at (605)665-3596 or Gary Jerke at (605)
583-4544 and Eugene Weidenbach (605)583-4470
The banks in the small surrounding communities will also have tickets available
Call early as this event usually sells out in advance.

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