The Kenyon Rose Fest community celebration runs Friday through Sunday with most of the events on Friday and Saturday.  KDHL had a special afternoon broadcast today from the Security Insurance Agency previewing the annual event.

Guests included Kenyon Attorney and longtime Shriner Franklin Peterson who has been in charge of the parade.  Kenyon Municipal Liquor Store Manager Denzil Slaten, Kenyon Police Chief Lee Sjolander, Kenyon Veterans Color Guard member Mike "Mac" McDonald, Kenyon VFW, American Legion Commander Scott Quamme.

Quamme has been painting the front entrance and other outside areas of the VFW just in time for the community celebration.

Kenyon VFW New Paint Job and Lettering. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Kenyon VFW New Lettering and Signs . Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

The Rose Fest Committee prides themselves in having some event for any age to enjoy.  From a Classic Car Show to a Free Pool Party.

Citywide garage sales take place Friday and Saturday with no set hours listed.  In addition here is what is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2019 at Kenyon Rose Fest:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Book Sale in City Council Chambers
  • 1:00 p.m.  KW Knights Booster Club Golf Tournament
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Beer Garden and Hog Roast behind VFW
  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Wine/Beer Tasting at the Gunderson House
  • 7:00 p.m.  Free Challenge Course at Depot Park
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All ages Bingo at the VFW
  • 8:00 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. FREE Pool Party at Municipal Swimming Pool
  • 8:30 p.m. to Midnight live music outside the Kenyon Muni features Mountain Ash. Must be 21, there is no cover charge.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Kenyon Rose Fest Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m.  Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department 5K starts at fire hall
  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Rose Fest Car Show
  • 9:00 a.m.  Tractor Pull on Maring Auction Lot, Highway 56 North Kenyon
  • 9:00 a.m. Rice County Radio Control Flyers (Free Model Airplane Demo) south of K-W football field.
  • 10:00 a.m.  Road rally lineup at elevator
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendor and Craft Market at Held Garage
  • 10:00 a.m.  Road Rally with line up at Elevator
  • 10:00 a.m.  Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (between bank and thrift store)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Book sale in City Council Chambers
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free Inflatables at Depot Park
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gunderson House Pop-up Museum and Tours
  • 4:00 p.m.  Rose Fest Parade featuring 15 Shriner Units and K-W Band
  • 5:00 p.m.  Bean Bag Tournament at Kenyon Muni
  • 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Street Dance features Lost Highway at Kenyon Muni, all ages welcome, $10.00 cover charge.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Rose Fest Schedule

  • 1:00 p.m.  Zumbrota Community Band at Veterans Park
  • 2:00 p.m.  K-W Field of Flags Closing Ceremony at Veterans Park  (you can purchase a flag in honor or memory of any individual.  They don't have to be  veteran)