Fun in the Flatlands & Pioneer Days Brings Back Tradition of Family Fun

Fun in the Flatlands & Pioneer Days Brings Back Tradition of Family Fun

September 7, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — Get ready for a busy weekend in the city of Ada with the return of the Annual Fun in the Flatlands! Fun in the Flatlands is culmination of multiple organizations and events into one busy weekend with most of the events taking place on Saturday at the Norman County Fairgrounds, including the Pioneer Days, Kelly Thronson Backyard BBQ, and the 4-H Achievement Day. This year’s list of activities is greatly expanded and includes a number of family events, food options, and live musical acts. Lee Ann Hall of the Ada Chamber of Commerce says she’s very excited for this year’s lineup.

History, as always, will once again be a part of the Fun in the Flatlands with the Pioneer Days on the fairgrounds. The Norman County Historical Society Museum and pioneer village will be open for people to explore, but this year the pioneer food court will be the main attraction, according to Solveig Kitchell of the Norman County Historical Society.

Throughout the afternoon at the fairgrounds, Fun in the Flatlands has a heavy lineup of family events, such as a mosaic art project, bean bag tournament, chain saw carving, magic show, foam party, and more, according to Hall.

Not all the events on Saturday will be at fairgrounds. For those who prefer to stay uptown, Hall says there will be games and live music between the Main Street Bar and Twister Sisters Pub 21 in the afternoon and well into the evening.

The Kelly Thronson Memorial BBQ contest and Community Supper will be taking place on Saturday as well, along with a number of 4-H activities. Sunday there will be a horse show at the arena at the fairgrounds from 10am until 3pm. See the full schedule of events online at