Sherburn Holiday Festival adding car show

SHERBURN – A new event for the Sherburn Holiday Festival is expected to bring in classic car fans from throughout the area.

The “Classics by the Park” car show will debut 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with winners being determined by people’s choice.

“This is its first year as an official car show,” said John Tirevold of the Sherburn Lions Club, which sponsors the Sherburn Holiday Festival each year. “People will be able to vote and there will be awards … We’ve reached out to the Borderline Cruisers club and also to a club in Iowa. We already have 20 to 30 entries.”

During that time, there will be music, free soft drinks and beer garden discounts.

“The car show coincides with the free street dance featuring the Bee Kays,” Tirevold said.

Meanwhile, many of the Holiday Festival events are traditional favorites.

Friday night begins with events sponsored by the Sherburn Fire Department, with the Finger Lickin’ Chicken Feed at 5 p.m., and the free street dance featuring John Walters -“On The Rocks” DJ at 8:30 p.m. Both events will be at the Sherburn fire hall.

Saturday morning’s events begin with the antique tractor and machinery show at 8 a.m. at Sherburn City Park, sponsored by the Prairieland Antique Tractor Association.

Sand volleyball and Bean Bag tournaments begin at 11 a.m. at the park. At noon, the inflatables, food stands, bingo and beer gardens open.

Along with the Classics by the Park car show, Saturday afternoon will feature Cow Pie Bingo at 3 p.m.

The street dance featuring the Bee Kays will go from 6-9:30 p.m.

Festivities on Sunday begin at noon with the inflatables, food stands, bingo and beer garden, along with face painting. The kiddie parade will be held at 2:30 p.m. with the big parade being held at 3 p.m.

“We did have to change the route a bit due to the construction,” Tirevold said. “But it will be going around the park.”

The petting zoo will open at 3 p.m., and the a capella group SonGQuest will perform after the parade at the park.

“We’ve had them here several times before,” Tirevold said. “We also have a new group, ‘Forever Young,’ which performs music from the ’40s through the ’70s. They’ll be performing at 5 p.m.”

The kiddie tractor pull will be at 4:30 p.m., with the festival closing with the raffle drawing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.