Ole & Lena's Winter Fest Events

Saturday, January 30

6:00pm -- Granite Falls Chamber Annual Mid-Winter Celebration -- Bootlegger’s Supper Club

Enjoy a great meal, socialize with friends, and take in entertainment provided by the vocal group, Sound Exchange.  Doors open at 6pm for social hour and your chance to bid on some great silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 7pm with entertainment starting at 8pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at the Chamber Office at 807 Prentice St. or by calling 320-564-4039.


Monday, February 1

Medallion Hunt Begins

Each of the Ole & Lena medallions are work $100.  The medallions will be hidden within the city limits.  Clues will be available at 8:00am daily at the Chamber Office, the KCC, and the YME Community Ed. Office.  One medallion may be claimed per family.  Sponsored by the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce.


Ole & Lena Jokes 


All week on KDMA Radio.  Mail your Ole & Lena joke to KDMA Radio -- West Highway 2121 -- Montevideo, MN 56265


Thursday, February 4


4:00 - 9:00pm -- Scandinavian Feast -- Meadows Buffet Prairie’s Edge Casino


Friday, February 5

7:30pm -- Ole & Lena Beer Tasting Seminar -- Bootlegger’s

Join us for the 13th annual seminar.  A can’t-miss event where you can sample and learn about a wide variety of beers.  Space is limited, so get your tickets early.  Advanced tickets are available at Bootlegger’s or the YME Community Ed. office for $10.  Tickets at the door will be $12.  Bootlegger’s will provide some great appetizers, and there will be a drawing for door prizes.  Invite your friends!


8:30 -- John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party -- Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort


John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party”® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.  For more information on the show, check out their website at winterdanceparty.com.  Tickets are $20 and are on sale at the Guest Services Department. 


Saturday, February 6

8:00 - 11:00am -- Pancake Breakfast -- Minnesota West Community & Technical College

This is the annual Granite Falls Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast featuring all the pancakes you can eat.  Cost is $6 and anybody 4 and under eats for free.  Come hungry and bring along the entire family.


8:00am - Noon -- Craft Sale - Minnesota West Community & Technical College

All kinds of crafts and gifts will be for sale.  If you would like to be a vendor, you can reserve a spot for $25.  The deadline to register is Friday, January 22.  Call Rebecca Weber at 507-223-1332 for more information.


8:00am - Noon -- Norwegian Crafts & Ethnic Foods -- Minnesota West Community & Technical College

The local Sons of Norway will be hosting their Heritage Room again, featuring some of their wonderful food samples including lefse, rummagrot, Scandinavian cookies, and more!  Some Norwegian crafting will also be going on.  Sponsored by the Elvidal Lodge Sons of Norway.


10:00am - Noon -- Love Your Lefse - Area businesses will be serving lefse in a variety of ways.


1:00pm -- Lions Buck Euchre Tournament -- Bootlegger’s -- $20 entry fee per team


Sponsored and run by the Granite Falls Lions Club.  100% of entry fees will be given out as prize money.  Find a good partner and join us for a fun afternoon.  Registration starts at noon and cards will fly at 1:00pm.


Granite Area Arts Council Annual Show -- Tim Patrick & The Blue Eyes Band -- H.S. Auditorium

This ten piece band with Tim Patrick and one back up female singer will have a jazzy big band show with music from the “Great American Standards” made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and more.   Advanced tickets: Adults $12 - Students $6 --- At the door: Adults $15 - Students $8


9:00pm - 1:00am -- 11th Annual Granite Falls Firemen’s Dance -- Bootlegger’s Supper Club


Get your raffle ticket from any firefighter for your chance to win a brand new 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide and other cash prizes to be given away at the dance.  The city bus will be available for free rides to and from Bootlegger’s, courtesy of the Granite Falls Fire Department.  Call 564-3800 for a ride.