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Title:
Kolacky Days
When:
07.27.2018 - 07.29.2018 
Where:
Minnesota Genealogical Society Auditorium - St. Paul
Category:
Social Event

Description

 

Kolacky Days

Date:
July 27-29, 2018
Description: 
Location: Montgomery, Minnesota Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it PH: (507) 953-0094 Website: www.montgomerymn.org Vitáme Vás to the Kolacky Capital of the World's Annual Summer Celebration! We will see you on July 27-29, 2018 for the 84th Annual Kolacky Days! The festival dates back to 1929, when an estimated 6,000 people visited Montgomery for the first Kolacky Day celebration, held Tuesday, October, 1, 1929. "The Kolacky Day spirit reigned supreme from early Tuesday morning until a comparatively late hour Wednesday morning. More than 1,600 of the celebrated delicacies were devoured," according to a Montgomery Messenger account from the following week. Events at the first celebration included a trap shooting tournament, a parade, sports and races and a football game between Montgomery and Le Sueur Center (now Le Center). Kolacky Day officially became a summer festival in 1966 when the traditional date, the last Sunday in September, was dropped in favor of the first weekend in August. The earlier date and warmer weather brought huge crowds to the festival. In 1975, Kolacky Day became Kolacky Days and the event was held for the first time at the end of July. The move to July was done at the urging of the Green Giant vegetable canning company in order to avoid conflict with the busy corn processing season.

Venue

Venue:
Minnesota Genealogical Society Auditorium
Street:
1185 Concord St. N.
ZIP:
55075
City:
St. Paul
State:
MN
Country:
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