There’s still time to sign up for all the various events planned for the fifth annual Herreid Summerfest set for June 23 and 24.
The weekend of fun kicks off Friday with a flag football game from 7-9 p.m. at the Herreid football field. Anyone wanting to register a team can contact David Schumacher at 605-850-1539.
“This year we have a new event of flag football. Ages 14 years old and up. No fee, just fun games,” said one of the Summerfest organizers Melissa Weisbeck.
DJ Thunder (aka Jordan Pfeifer) will provide music into the night from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will be a $10 cover charge and no outside coolers will be allowed. There will be a beer garden available both Friday and Saturday evenings.
“The DJ, we had last year and he did a great job, so we got him back again this year,” Weisbeck said.
Saturday kicks off with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 10 a.m. at Karl Deibert Park. Those wanting to participate can register by calling Clayton or Holly Randall at 605-228-7640 or 605-380-6597.
“The 3-on-3 tournament always has a great turnout,” Weisbeck said.
In addition, Herreid area Girl Scouts will be running a concession stand at the tournament.
Also starting at 10 a.m. will be a car show and a tractor show, both on the south side of the Herreid school. Those interested in the car show can contact Kim Rossow at 605-848-1947. Those wanting to participate in the tractor show can contact Lee Schlosser at 605-216-2442.
At 1 p.m., test your best toss at the cornhole tournament at the Water Hole. Entry fee is $30 per team. To register, call Robert Weisbeck at 605-848-1389 or Melissa Weisbeck at 605-850-9451.
While pre-registration is encouraged, walk-up participants will be accepted. Teams can also pre-register online through the Herreid Summerfest Facebook page.
Sponsored by the SummerFest Committee, there will be a community meal at 6 p.m. behind the Water Hole. Cost is a freewill donation.
“The meal has some amazing meats that are cooked by individuals, to show off their skills,” Weisbeck said.
Cap the night off with a cold beverage and some live music with Fully Loaded for a street dance starting at 9 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge. The band hails from Bismarck, North Dakota and plays a wide variety of music for its set.
“Come out for a weekend of fun, music and gatherings. The (SummerFest) board is always looking for donations,” Weisbeck said.
Anyone wishing to donate or having a question can call a board member: Robert Weisbeck, 605-848-1389; Melissa Weisbeck, 605-850-9451; David Schumacher, 605-850-1539; or Buffy Schuetzle, 701-226-7933.