2017 Schedule of Events

More Food ~ More Fun ~ More Forada Days!

Join us this year for our ANNUAL Forada Days city celebration! We are celebrating on August 4th, 5th, & 6th this year! See below for our list of confirmed events. This schedule will be updated as events are confirmed! Thank you for visiting and please feel free to ask us if you have any questions!

Crowd favorites return:
  • Dan Lee Hypnosis
  • Forada 5K Run
  • Flea Market/Vendor Fair
  • Pig Races
  • Parade with Grand Marshalls Bubba & Cheri Piekarski

Live Performances by:

  • Contention
  • Lithium (Nirvana Tribute Band)

    Forada Days Schedule

    Friday, August 4th:

    Forada Days Kick Off Party Hosted by The Muddy Boot with Free Jukebox and Drink Specials!

    Saturday, August 5th:

    7:00am Registration – 8:00am Start (Downtown Forada) Forada Fun Run! (See Fun Run page under Schedule of Events tab to sign up)

    8:00am-4:00pm Vendor/Craft Fair (see information below on how to sign up)

    8:00am-4:00pm Bouncy Houses (Located behind the old Muddy Boot)

    8:00am-5:00pm Model Train (located inside City Hall)

    8:00am-5:00pm Forada Museum (located inside City Hall)

    9:00am Schmidt’s Kiddie Pedal Pull (located on Main Street)

    9:00am-5:00pm Softball Tournament (contact Scott 320-226-6665)

    11:00am-3:00pm Lion’s Feed (located in front of City Hall)

    1:00pm Grand Parade (Registration starts at 11am)

    * Following the parade, a performance by the Joharri Tribe dancers (located on Main Street) & Alexandria Aces will also perform after the parade!

    * Also, following the parade, Forada Fire Department Water Wars (located at the fire hall)

    * Also, following the parade, BINGO brought to you by the Forada Seniors (located inside City Hall)

    2:00pm-4:00pm Clueless the Balloon Twister/Friendship Bracelets (located next to Toby Park)

    2:00pm-4:00pm Face Painting by Hannah (located at Toby Park)

    3:00pm-5:00pm Pig Races from Leader, MN(located at Toby Park) $1 admission fee. $15 to sponsor a pig through 7/1/17 after that the fee goes up to $20.

    5:00PM Lion’s Raffle (Mainstreet)

    5:30pm-6:30pm Dan Lee Hypnosis (located on Main Street)

    8:00pm-12:00am Street Dance (located on Main Street) Performance by Contention. With Lithium to close the street dance (Nirvana Tribute Band)

    Fireworks sponsored by The Muddy Boot

    Sunday, August 6th:

    8:00am-12:00pm Forada First Responder Breakfast (Forada Firehall) Serving pancakes, french toast, eggs, and sausage.

    Forada Days Parade Information

    The Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 5th at 1pm

    Winning Prizes are:

    1st place $100

    2nd place $75

    3rd place $25

    Please fill out the form to register for the parade. Submission is being sent to Jill Engebretson.


    Forada Days Vendor/Craft Fair Information

    We have 20 outdoor spots and 8 indoor spots open for vendors of all sorts.

    Indoor Spots are $25 fee

    Outdoor Spots are $15 fee

    As Vendors are confirmed, we will post them below.

    Please fill out the registration form and mail in a ST19 form with your payment! Thank you!

    Confirmed Vendors

    Julie Menk – Tupperware

    Jamie Katzenmeyer – Lularoe Clothing

    Marci Hjelm – Premier Designs Jewelry
    (We will not be having duplicate vendors for consideration of each vendor)