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St. Urho Days – Two Days of Finnish Fun

What’s up with St. Urho Days?  Well, it’s a celebration of St. Urho, who chased the grasshoppers out of Finland.

There is some controversy about where the legend comes from, but it’s safe to say that whether you go Friday or Saturday you’ll *hauskaa päivää.


5:00-7:00 PM Burger Night at VFW
6:30 PM Opening Ceremonies -Menahga H.S. Gym Crowning 2018 St. Urho King and Queen St. Urho Medallion Winner Presentation St. Urho Look a Like Contest ($300 in prizes)
6:30 PM Meat Raffle at VFW
7:00 PM Laverne & Lucy Get ready for side-splitting comedy, lively music and laugh-out-loud improvisation! Admission: Adults-$7.00, 12 and under $5, available at the door the evening of the event.
8:00 PM – Midnight Live Music by “Audio Throttle” at Northbound Spirits


8:00-11:00 AM Breakfast and Raffle at the Menahga Community Center
9:30 AM St. Urho Volleyball Tournament at the Menahga School Gymnasium
10:00-11:30 AM Bake Sale at Menahga Museum
10:00 AM–Noon Coffee & Pulla with Silent Auction at Menahga Museum
12:00-7:00 PM Mojakka, Corned Beef & Cabbage at VFW Noon Changing of the Guards -“Nytes of St. Urho” at the St. Urho Statue
12:20 PM St. Urho’s Day Parade – Line-up by the Cottage House Cafe
1:00 pm Dog Sled Team Rides/Interaction Molkky Games— aka Viking Bowling—Finnish Yard Game Bar Stool Races-Tentative Human Foosball Tournament-$300 in prizes
3:00 pm Meat Raffle at VFW
5:00 pm Bingo at VFW
7:00-10:00 pm Free Juke Box at Northbound Spirits
8:30-12:30 Live Music by “Spitfire” at the Menahga VFW. Mojakka will be served all weekend at the Cottage House Café

*Finnish for “have a fun day”.


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