Heritage Day In Fosston
By Laura Hamilton email@example.com (9/7/2021)
September 11, 2021 marks the 26th Annual Heritage Day for the East Polk Heritage Center in Fosston. The event has evolved over the years bringing the traditions of our region to visitors through music, food and art. The buildings on the heritage grounds capture the history of those who settled and lived here during the late 1800’s. The L.W. Larson House, Moen School, Heritage Cabin and the Stardig Cabin will all be open for tours and demonstrations. Activities will begin Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 pm at the heritage grounds on Highway 2 East in Fosston. Highlights include rosmaling by the Norda Gonvick Rosmalers, Krumkake demonstrations and tasting, Sons of Norway exhibits, and Viking era exhibits and demonstrations. East Polk Heritage Center Board member Bonnie Stewart says they are featuring two outdoor concerts this year.
The Farmers Market will be open Saturday with added vendors and an antique tractor and classic car show lined up on the heritage grounds lawn. The East Polk Heritage Center traditional $5.00 lunch will be served from 10:30 – 12:30. Starting at 1:00 pm the Forged In Fosston event will be held in the parking lot at Ventures. The Forged in Fosston name came from the television show Forged in Fire. Tony Roed from Fosston was a contestant on the show four years ago. He tells us about some of the metal artists who will demonstrate their skills at Forged in Fosston.
Also on Saturday, the Fosston Arts and Culture Commission is hosting an Art Crawl at participating businesses downtown. A variety of artists will display their talents. Heidi Danos mentions just a few of the Art Crawl participants.
In addition to the festivities at the Heritage Center, the Art Crawl and Forged in Fosston event, the Fosston Star Committee is sponsoring its Chalk Art Contest for all ages at the FIT Trail in Fosston.