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Kleefeld festival a weekend highlight

By: Adriana Mingo

Posted: 08/7/2015 1:27 PM

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The Kleefeld Honey Festival returns this weekend.

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The Kleefeld Honey Festival returns this weekend.

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The Kleefeld Honey Festival is sure to sweeten up your weekend.

The festival kicks off today with a free movie night in the park. Animated movie Home begins at eight p.m. and romantic drama, The Longest Ride begins at 9:45 p.m.

Saturday’s activities begin with a free pancake breakfast at seven a.m. The baseball tournament begins at eight a.m. The canteen and the silent auction run throughout the day.

The big event—the chili cook off competition—starts at eight a.m. For only $5 you can be a judge and try out the entries beginning at 11:30 a.m. Winner are announced at 3 p.m. on the main stage.

The parade starts at 10 a.m.

The kid’s carnival runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and features train rides, bouncers, face painting, and balloon art. Wristbands are required for all children’s activities and can be purchased at the info booth for $5.

Saturday’s chicken dinner is served at 4:30 p.m. and consists of chicken, potato or pasta salad, a bun, and dessert. After dinner, make sure to check to see if you won a prize in the silent auction. Winners will be posted at 4:45 p.m.

Those Guys, Luke Jacob Thiessen, Cold Hard Cash, 5 Acres, and The Cracked Egg Shell are all scheduled to perform throughout the day on Saturday.

The day ends with a fireworks display.

The festival wraps up Sunday with a service with Teen Challenge at 10 a.m. and a community lunch at noon.

Events take place at Kleefeld Park at 100 Park Street.

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