- Event Schedule
- Parade Information
- Parade Lineup
- Softball Tourney
- Medallion Hunt
- Smitty's Fiddlers Contest
- Pub Crawl
- Spud Idol
- 3 on 3 basketball
- Spud Run
- Volunteer to Help
- SPUD FEST IN THE NEWS
- Spud Fest Pancake Breakfast
- SPUD SPOOKULAR EVENT
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Big Lake Spud Fest 2013
JUNE 27-30, 2013
Big Lake Spud Fest would like to thank everyone who had an opportunity to come out to Spud Fest this year! Whether you were an annual Spud Fest goer – or a new volunteer, your support was appreciated!
The best line heard as Big Lake Spud Fest 2013 came to an end; “We put so much work into this – six months of weekly meetings, planning and POOF! It’s done. It’s bitter sweet – glad it is done and was successful - but sad at the same time” said Nick Paine, Vice President.
There have been many struggles in our past, but as we learned from them and implemented a variety of strategies, we can proudly say that our extra efforts paid off! Tighter inventory controls along with many other changes provided positive feedback from many Spud Fest attendees and local city officials last weekend. One of the many changes was the layout which included additional tent coverage for our concessions and beer sales at the main festival grounds. The Knights of Columbus purchased a new, larger tent last fall and graciously loaned it along with the old to provide more covered areas. When the passing showers hit Friday night, we were thankful for this small but important change!
All in all, weather and attendance was great! We had over 100 floats in our parade! Over 20 contestants signed up for Spud Idol and as many as 60 teams in our Softball Tournament!
Fireworks were spectacular as usual this year, with several new additions! We especially enjoyed the finishing touch with the “smiley face” smiling down upon us after the finale! Thanks to Pat Wandersee with Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics for that special touch!
Winners from the various Spud Fest events are:
MEDALLION HUNT WINNER
SPUD IDOL WINNERS
Singing Category - Girl on Fire sung by Paige Huschka
Performance Category - Zoot Suit Riot performed by Emily Vetter and Brendan Davis
1. Big Lake Youth Wrestling
2. Lil Achievers Learning Center
3. Lofgren Construction
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS
1. Sauce Monkeys
2. Andover Wheel and Frame - local BL players - Becca Beal and Lindsay Westgaard
3. Streamline Auto (local sponsor - out on County Road 15)
1. Mis Fits
2. Team Do Stuff
Home Town 1-0
1. Whistling Pickle
2. All Beef
3. Wrecking Crew
1. Smith Camp/McPete’s
2. Team PMS
Winners of the Button/Raffle Drawings:
50lb BAG OF POTATOES: (Donated by: Peterson Brothers Potato Company and DeChene Corporation)
Paul Krueger, Victoria Meillie, Karen Johnson, Marc Lawrance, Rayna Bier, Leslie Pederson, Dr. Dan Belde, Cindy Gardner, Dan Koch, Kim Warne, Jessica Pishney, Denise McDowall, Nicole Goodell, Nicole Lundquist, Brian Hoffmann, Sue Misner, Jay Bickford, Gwen Toppe, Kim Johnson, Rodney Brown, Lucrezia Ages, Brittany Trocke, Cheri Kittelson, Debra Bultnick, Candi Cole, Bret Hollenbeck, Josh H.
RAFFLE WINNERS FOR $250 GIFT CERTIFICATES DONATED BY CUSTOM COMFORT BEDS:
Julie Cox, Big Lake
Laurie Schubert, Big Lake
Kenneth Malibu, Big Lake
1ST PRIZE = $250 Ginny Martinson, Big Lake
2ND PRIZE = $150 Robyn Storby, Ramsey
3RD PRIZE = $50 Michelle Carlin, Big Lake
TOUR THE TOWN WINNERS:
Don Fisher, Big Lake
Kathy Hill, Coon Rapids
Toni Hanzlik, Big Lake
We are ecstatic with the outcome of Spud Fest this year and there are so many people and organizations we would like to thank. Please watch for our “Thank You” ad next week which will be seen here in the West Sherburne Tribune.
Look forward to seeing everyone next year! Mark your calendars: June 26-29, 2014!
Spud Fest 2013 has come to a close for this year. Thank you to everyone who attended and Special THANK YOU for all who Volunteered!! Without Volunteers and supporters this event could not happen!! Thank you!
2013 Spud Fest
Volunteers and Donations
Volunteers and Donations