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EGF set to celebrate 36th annual Heritage Days

East Grand Forks is preparing to celebrate its 36th annual Heritage Days Aug. 19-21 at the Heritage Center grounds on Highway 220 across from Northland College.

East Grand Forks is preparing to celebrate its 36th annual Heritage Days Aug. 19-21 at the Heritage Center grounds on Highway 220 across from Northland College.

This year's festival will begin with something new, a dance on Friday night, Aug. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Kenny & the Classics. People are invited to show up in their vintage cars and attendees will pick a People's Choice winner. There also will be an ice cream social.

Admission to the dance and to events Aug. 20 and 21 will be by $8 admission button. Children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

The Heritage Foundation of East Grand Forks Area Inc. began holding Heritage Days 36 years ago and each year offers activities that remind those who attend of community traditions antique tractors and machinery, a General Store with penny candy, sarsaparilla and more.

Aug. 20-21 will offer steam threshing, a saw mill, plowing demonstrations, a pizza garden, broom making, a petting zoo, old tractors, the Northern Lights Railroad Museum, spinning, a blacksmith shop, Civil War re-enactment, roving musicians, small engines and cook car and tractor parade. Here's a schedule.

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Aug. 20

• 6:30 to 9 a.m., breakfast

• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FORX Amateur Radio Club special event

• 9:30 a.m., parade from downtown East Grand Forks to the Heritage Center grounds

• 11 a.m., opening ceremony

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids games

• Bandstand entertainment, 1 p.m., Ogg Creek; 1:45 p.m., Don Croeker; 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jim Popejoy and Matt Strand.

Aug. 21

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• 10:30 a.m., Worship service

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., brunch

• 1 p.m., tractor pull

• Bandstand entertainment, 1 p.m., Greg Norman; 1:45 p.m., Mark Ryan; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Downtown Horns.

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