Summer spotlight

The “Summer Spotlight” section will run weekly and will feature upcoming weekend festivals going on around the area.

Today: Bandwagon Days.

RUSSELL’S

BANDWAGON DAYS KICKS OFF FRIDAY

RUSSELL – The 2014 Russell Bandwagon Days festival starts Friday, including the annual Russell Wagon Stampede Rodeo. The MRA sanctioned event will be held Friday and Saturday night on the south side of town along Minnesota Highway 23.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. No coolers will be allowed, and food stands will be on location. Other events include a bean bag and softball tournament, live music, a 5K walk and the annual Bandwagon Days parade. DD bus service will also be available within a 15-mile radius on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 6 p.m.

Friday

6:30 p.m. – Bean bag tournament sign-up, under tent by liquor store

7 p.m. – Bean bag tournament, under tent by liquor store

7 p.m. – Russell Wagon Stampede Rodeo, south side of Russell along Highway 23

7 p.m. – Softball tournament, city park

8 p.m.-Midnight – Live music from Smitty & The Sound, under tent by liquor store

Saturday

7:30 a.m. – Citywide rummage sale, maps available at Mini-Mart

8:15 a.m. – 5K walk sign-up, RTR Middle School

9 a.m. – 5K walk start time

9 a.m. – Softball tournament, city park

10 a.m. – Morning lunch by the Presbyterian ladies, Russell Community Center

Noon – Hog roast by the Russell Fire Department, Russell Fire Hall

1 p.m. – Kids tractor pull, 4-11 years old, RTR Middle School

1-3 p.m. – Jessica’s Ponies, Petting Zoo and Touch-a-Truck, RTR Middle School by playground

2-4 p.m. – Bingo, under tent by liquor store

4:30 p.m. – Bandwagon Days Parade, old Highway 23 and County Road 2

5 p.m. – Ice cream social by the Lutheran ladies, Russell Community Center

5 p.m. – Rolle bolle sign-up, between K Jo’s Kafe and post office

5:30 p.m. – Rolle bolle competition

6:30 p.m. – Russell Wagon Stampede Rodeo, south side of Russell along Highway 23

9 p.m. – Live music from Hicktown Mafia, under tent by liquor store

Sunday

9 a.m. – Softball tournament, city park

9:30 a.m. – Community church service and special music, Grace First Parish Church

10 a.m. – Tractor, lawnmower and ATV pulls sign-up, old lumberyard lot

11 a.m. – Tractor, lawnmower and ATV pulls