Askov Rutabega Festival and Fair

  • August 27, 2021
  • August 26, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • August 27, 2021 (CDT)
  • August 26, 2022 (CDT)
  • Askov, Minnesota

ASKOV RUTABEGA FESTIVAL AND FAIR

The Askov Rutabaga Festival and Fair is a seasonal festival held the 4th weekend in August.

History

A town festival was organized in 1910 where the townspeople shared their vegetables and crops in a fair-type of gathering. Then in 1913, the first town festival began including a fair, parade and meals. Times were hard during the Depression and war, and the festival was not held for several years. The celebration during those early years involved more than one city as neighboring communities joined efforts and resources. The initial years also included the beautiful babes of Askov, but no single queen was selected until 1937. Her name is Josephine Petersen (Jessen) and she was the Grand Marshal of the parade to commemorate our 100th year. 

Askov, MN Website

Rutabega Festival Website

Rutabaga Festival Facebook Page


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