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I'm always working on the  calendar most of the events keep the same week or weekend each year so you can plan ahead.

The list below is up to date (best I know) if you have an event to add or the date is wrong let me know
 
2012 Calendar
if you have any better information or another event
please let me know and I will add it to the list
January
Sun.    Underwood Lions Ice Racing on Bass Lake (weather pending)
1    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
5    Open Mic, The Spot, FF
6    Moonlight Wildlife Watching by Snowshoe, Glendalough State Park
13    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
14    Ottertail Radar Run, OT
14    Pink Posse Garage Sale, WRM, FF
14    Cross Country Ski Lessons, Glendalough State Park
14    Night Hike by Snowshoe, Glendalough State Park
14-15 Farm Toy & Antique Show, WRM, FF
14-15    Squirt A & B Hockey Tournament, Community Arena, FF
19    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
20    Butch Thompson Trio (Jazz), AC4TA, FF
21    Scrapbooking, WRM, FF
21    Snowshoeing Expedition, PWLC, FF
21    St. Olaf Choir, Life Church, FF
21-22    Girls 10UB & 12UB Hockey Tournaments, Community Arena, FF
22    Ragamala (East Indian Dance), AC4TA, FF
27-28    Wrestling Invitational, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
28    Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger, OT
28-29    Pee Wee A Hockey, Community Arena, FF
 
February
Sun.    Underwood Lions Ice Racing on Bass Lake (weather pending)
1    WOTC Crop & Forage Show, BEC, FF
2    Open Mic, The Spot, FF
2-5    Frostbite Festival, FF
3    Frostbite Comedy Night, BEC, FF
3    James Sewell Ballet, AC4TA, FF
3-5    Liquidation Sale, PACC, Perham
4    Lakes Lions Mardi Gras, Perham
4    Candlelight Ski, Glendalough State Park
4    1st Annual Frozen 5k Run/Walk, ymca, FF
4    Battle of the Business Bowling, FF
4    Pink Posse Garage Sale, WRM, FF
4    Frostbite Craft Show, WRM, FF
5    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
5    Sertoma Fishing Derby, Pebble Lake, FF
5    Frostbite Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, YMCA, FF
10    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
10    Exhibit Opening "The State Welcomes You: A History of the FF State Hospital", OTCHS, FF
10-20    Polar Fest, DL
11    Freeze Fest, Perham
11    Big Detroit Vintage 100 Snowmobile Race, DL
11    Breakfast Rotary Poles-N-Holes Ice Fishing Derby, DL
12    Imani Winds Chamber Music, AC4TA, FF
14    Snowshoe with Your Sweetie, PWLC, FF
16    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
18    Freeze Your Buns 5k Run, DL
18    Polar Plunge, DL
18    Voices8, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
18-19    Neigel's Gun Show, Armory, FF
19    Bridal Gala, BEC, FF
23    Mu Daiko's 15th Anniversary Concert Tour, AC4TA, FF
25    Kids in Business, WRM, FF
25    Charity Sale, WRM, FF
25    Candlelight Ski, Maplewood State Park
26    Polar Bear Plunge, Alexandria
March
Sun.    Underwood Lions Ice Racing on Bass Lake (weather pending)
1    Open Mic, The Spot, FF
4    Arsenal Trio Chamber Music, AC4TA, FF
4    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
7    Business EXPO, BEC, FF
9    Johannes Möller Guitarist, AC4TA, FF
9    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
9-10    Lakes Area Home & Cabin Show, PACC, Perham
15    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
16    Drew Nelson Folk Music, AC4TA, FF
17-18    WSCA Show, RHRA, FF
18    Fry Street Quartet, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
23-24    MN Rodeo Assoc. State Finals, RHRA, FF
23-25    "Little Shop of Horrors", M|State, FF
24 Scrapbooking, WRM, FF
24-25    Lake Region Builders Assoc. Home & Garden Show, DL
29-31    "Little Shop of Horrors", M|State, FF
29-31    MN Angus Association, RHRA, FF
31    Ann Reed: "Heroes," AC4TA, FF
April
1    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
5    Open Mic, The Spot, FF
7    Easter Eggstravaganza, WRM, FF
7    Easter Event, PR
12-15    MQHA State Show, RHRA, FF
13    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
14    Hunter Noack, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
14-15    Razzle Dazzle, AC4TA, FF
14-15 LRPTA Tractor Show, WRM, FF
20    The Gathering National Sporting & Collectible Show, PACC, Perham
19    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
19    Spring Band Concert, M|State, FF
20    Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group Folk Music, AC4TA, FF
21    Scrapbooking, WRM, FF
21    Tour of Manufacturing, FF & Wahp/Breck
21-22    WSCA Show, RHRA, FF
22    Illusion Theatre's "Autistic License", AC4TA, FF
24    AC4TA Annual Meeting, FF
26    Yamandú Costa Guitarist, AC4TA, FF
26    Spring Choral Concert, M|State, FF
27-29    MN Horse Expo, St. Paul, RHRA
28    Ladies Day Out, WRM, FF
28    Chris Brubeck's Triple Play (Jazz), AC4TA, FF
28    Pink Posse Garage Sale, WRM, FF
May
Fri.    Dirt Track Racing, I-94 Speedway, FF
3    Open Mic, The Spot, FF
4-6    Prometheus Bike Show, BEC, FF
4-6    Race for the Roses, RHRA, FF
5    Fun Walk, Glendalough State Park
6    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
11    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
12    Scrapbooking, WRM, FF
12    All Town Rummage Sale, Ashby
17    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
17    Metales M5, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
17-20    Festival of Birds, DL
24    FFAGC Plant Sale, WRM, FF
24    Pink Posse Garage Sale, WRM, FF
24    Tour of Historic Downtown, OTCHS, FF
25    Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble
25-27    North Dakota QHA, RHRA, FF
31-June 3 North Central Reining Horse Assoc., RHRA, FF
June
Tues.    Minnow Races, PR (starting June 12)
Tues.    Farmers' Market, PR
Wed.    Turtle Races & Express Train Rides, Perham
Thurs.    Turtle Races, BL
Thurs.    Come to the Lakes Concerts, LACC, BL
Thurs.    Concerts in the Park (Roosevelt), FF
Fri.    Dirt Track Racing, I-94 Speedway, FF
Fri.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Turtle Races, BL
Sat.    Farmers' Market, Ashby
1    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Tour, OTCHS, Clitherall
1    FFHS Graduation, Kennedy Secondary School, FF
1-2    Street Fair, DL
2    All City Garage Sale, Frazee
2    Athletic Republic Half Marathon & 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk, FF
3    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
5    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
7    Summer Nature Program, PWLC, FF
7    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
7    Downtown Mystery Tour, OTCHS, FF
8    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
8    FFHS 55th Class Reunion (1957)
9    Great American Think Off, NYM
9    Ronald McDonald House Ride, NYM
9    Parade, NYM
9    City-Wide Garage Sale, Henning
9    Classic Car Club 50s & 60s, Dairyland, FF
9-10    Summerfest, FF
15-16    Smokin' Iron Truck & Tractor Pull, OT
16    5K & 10K Turtle Fest Road Race, Perham
16    Discovery Hike, PWLC, FF
16    FFHS 20th Class Reunion (1992)
16-24    Turtle Fest, Perham
19    Lake Alice Cyclone Tour, OTCHS, FF
19    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
21    Summer Nature Program, PWLC, FF
21    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
22    Cyclone Days, OTCHS, FF
23-24    Lions Walleye Tournament, BL
25-28    Summer Explorers Biology Camp, PWLC, FF
25-28    Teaching in the Outdoors Workshop, PWLC, FF
29    Red, White and Blue Parade, Ashby (June 29 or July 6)
29    Hoot Lake Triathlon, YMCA, FF
29-30    Summerfest, Dalton
29-30    "Toast & Jelly Days" AC4TA, FF
29-30    High Plains Festival, DL
30    LRPTA Tractor Pull, Dalton
30    Kinship Average Joe Triathlon, Perham
July
Tues.    Minnow Races, PR
Tues.    Farmers' Market, PR
Wed.    Turtle Races & Express Train Rides, Perham
Thurs.    Turtle Races, BL
Thurs.    Come to the Lakes Concerts, LACC, BL
Thurs.    Concerts in the Park (Roosevelt), FF
Fri.    Dirt Track Racing, I-94 Speedway, FF
Fri.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Turtle Races, BL
Sat.    Farmers' Market, Ashby
1    High Plains Festival, DL
1    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
4    4th of July Celebration, Erhard
4    Fireworks, DL
5    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
6    Red, White and Blue Parade, Ashby (June 29 or July 6)
6    Myths & Legends: Stories from the State Hospital, OTCHS, FF
6    Fireworks after races, I-94 Speedway, FF
6-8    Rothsay Prairie Days
7    Truck & Tractor Pull, Fairgrounds, DL
7-15    NW Water Carnival, DL
10    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
10    Courthouse Lunch/Band Concert, OTCHS, FF
12    Summer Nature Program, PWLC, FF
13    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
13-14    Pelican Fest (formerly Turkey Festival), PR
13-15    75th Annual Henning Area Festival
13-15    MN Pinto Assoc. Show, RHRA, FF
13-22    77th Annual Northwest Water Carnival, DL
14    Open House Wildflowers, PWLC, FF
14    Community Auction, OT
14    Car Show, PR
14-15    Phelps Mill Festival, Maine
15    Parade of the NW, DL
18-21    West Otter Tail County Fair, FF
18-22    East Otter Tail County Fair, Perham
19    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
19-22    City-Wide Crazy Days, FF
20-22    Ashby Appreciation Days
21    Henning Fly In
21    FFHS 40th Class Reunion (1972)
21    POW/MIA Remembrance Run, Underwood
24    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
25-28    Becker County Fair, DL
26    Summer Nature Program, PWLC, FF
26    Downtown Mystery Tour, OTCHS, FF
26    MS Tram, FF
27    Perham Pageants, Perham
27-28    FFHS 50th Class Reunion (1962)
27-29    Turkey Days, Frazee
28-29    Chief Wenonga Days, BL
28    Moths at Midnight, PWLC, FF
28    Art in the Park, PR
28    Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show, Frazee
29    Civil War Sesquicentennial, Prospect House Museum, BL
29    Arts & Crafts in the Park, DL
29    Hoot Lake Triathlon, YMCA, FF
31    Crazy Daze, DL
August
Tues.    Minnow Races, PR (thru Aug. 14)
Tues.    Farmers' Market, PR
Wed.    Turtle Races & Express Train Rides, Perham
Thurs.    Turtle Races, BL
Thurs.    Come to the Lakes Concert, LACC, BL
Thurs.    Concerts in the Park (Roosevelt), FF
Fri.    Dirt Track Racing, I-94 Speedway, FF
Fri.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Turtle Races, BL
Sat.    Farmers' Market, Ashby
2-4    WE Fest, DL
2-5    Church of the Lutheran Brethren Conference, FF
2    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
3    Tuffy Nelson Golf Classic, Perham
3-4    Crazy Days, Perham
5    Classic Car Club, WOTC Fairgrounds, FF
5    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
6-12    Pine to Palm Golf Tournament, DL
7    Crazy Days, DL
7    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
9    Nature Program, PWLC, FF
9-12    Looney Daze, Vergas
10    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
10    Ottertail Rod & Gun Club Demo Derby
10-11    8th Annual PRCA Rodeo, RHRA, FF
10-11    Continental Divide Music & Film Festival, NYM
11    Otterfest, OT
11    Art of the Lakes & Crafts Show, BL
12    Looney Daze Parade, Vergas
12    Cal Miller Bike Race, Perham
12-18    MN Waterfowl Assn. Woodie Camp, PWLC, FF
14    Pelican Sale-A-Bration, PR
15    Monarch Tagging, PWLC, FF
16    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
17    Monarch Tagging, PWLC, FF
17    Chamber Golf Scramble, PLGC, FF
17    Summer Crazy Day, Henning
17    Famous Turkey Barbeque, Henning
17-19    MN NBHA State Finals, RHRA, FF
18    Watermelon Day, Vining
18    Young Life Triathlon, Pavilion, DL
18    Monarch Tagging, PWLC, FF
18-19    Pioneer Festival, Perham
21    Nature Tots, PWLC, FF
25-26    Finn Creek Festival, NYM
31-Sept. 3    Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion, Rollag
September
Tues.    Farmers' Market, PR
Fri.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, Ashby
1-2    Harvest Fest, Underwood
1-3    Labor Day Sidewalk Sales, Perham
2    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
6    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
7-8    Dick Beardsley 1/2 Marathon 5K, DL
7-9    LRPTA Threshing Show, Dalton
7-9    MN Pinto Horse Assoc. Show, RHRA, FF
8    Lakeland Hospice Motorcycle Ride, FF
13-14    MN Historic Preservation Conference, FF
14    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
15-16    The Viking Challenge Obstacle Mudrun, FF
20    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
21    Myths & Legends: Stories from the State Hospital, OTCHS, FF
29    National Public Lands Day, PWLC, FF
29    GeoFest Midwest, FF
October
Tues.    Farmers' Market, PR
Fri.    Farmers' Market, PR
Sat.    Farmers' Market, PR
4    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
6    Harvest Fest Fall Flea Market, Perham
7    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
7    Oktoberfest, Frazee
11-14    Oktoberfest, PR
12    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
12    Brewers Festival, VFW, FF
12-14    Oktoberfest, DL
14-20    National Wildlife Refuge Week, PWLC, FF
16    Taste of Fergus Falls, BEC, FF
18    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
20    UpNorth Show, WRM, FF
20    Nature View Photography Workshop, PWLC, FF
26    Haunted Museum, OTCHS, FF
26    Halloween Party, NYM
27    Sugar & Spice Craft Fair, Frazee
31    Halloween Party, Ashby
November
1    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
4    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
9    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
10    Holiday Art & Craft Show, WRM, FF
15    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
20    Tree Lighting & Community Caroling, Ashby
23    Lighted Horse Parade, PR
23    Holiday Parade of Lights, Perham
23    Christmas Tree Festival, NYM
December
1    Craft Show, BL
1    Santa Day & Craft Show, Ashby
1    Otterdazzle, OT
2    Mall Jam, WRM, FF
6    Open Mic Night, The Spot, FF
6    Nature at Night, PWLC, FF
7    Holiday Dinner & Comedy Show, BEC, FF
8    Photos with Santa, Henning
8    Christmas Art & Craft Show, WRM, FF
8    Pink Posse Garage Sale, WRM, FF
14    Quilts of Valor Sewing Day, WRM, FF
20    Celtic Music Jam, The Spot, FF
31    Chamber New Year's Eve Gala, Perham

 

Legend:

Key: Battle Lake - BL; Detroit Lakes - DL; Fergus Falls - FF; New York Mills - NYM; Ottertail - OT; Pelican Rapids - PR; A Center for the Arts - AC4TA; Bigwood Event Center - BEC;
WestRidge Mall - WRM; West Otter Tail County - WOTC; Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's Assn. - LRPTA; Otter Tail County Historical Society - OTCHS; Pebble Lake Golf Course - PLGC; Perham Area Chamber of Commerce - PACC; Prairie Wetlands Learning Center - PWLC; Red Horse Ranch Arena - RHRA, Fergus Falls; Frazee,MN - FR.

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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