CJ Baumgartner | Local News

84th Annual Henning Festival Returns This Weekend


HENNING, Minn.– The Henning Festival returns this weekend.

This will be the 84th annual festivities in Henning this year. Activities will start on Thursday, July 7 and go through Sunday, July 10. Here is a look at the schedule of events for this weekend.

On Thursday, July 7, the Historic Henning Walking Tour begins at the Landmark Center at 7 p.m. Event is hosted by Chris Schuelke & OTCHS and costs $6/person. Friday, July 8 events are as follows. Craft and flea market goes from 12-7 p.m., a smoothie stand will be open from 4-8 p.m., food stand opens from 5-10 p.m. Kiddie Parade, followed by the main parade, begins at 6 p.m. with the Henning Festival Queen & Little Miss Henning Pageant starting at 7:30 p.m.

The main day of festivities is on Saturday.

  • 8 a.m. – Henning Festival 5K, registration begins at 7 a.m.
  • 8 a.m. – Softball tournament begins
  • 8-11 a.m. – Lions Breakfast at the food stand
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Craft and Flea Market
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Leaf Lake Association 50:50 raffle
  • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Food Stand open
  • 11 a.m. – Water Wars
  • 12-4 p.m. – Inflatable Rides
    • Sponsored by Henning H.O.P.E., Henning CHAT, Arvig, TCHC
  • 1 p.m. – Kids Bean Bag Tournament
  • 2 p.m. – Adult Bean Bag Tournament
  • 2 p.m. – Henning Rod and Gun Club Beer Wagon Opens
  • 4 p.m. – Softball Tournament Championship Game
  • 6 p.m. – Demo Derby
  • 9:30 p.m. Henning Rod and Gun Club Beer Wagon and Music
  • 10 p.m. Fireworks

Sunday’s activities include a Lions Breakfast/Lunch at Amundson Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be a car show at Amundson Park.

Organizers are encouraging everyone from Henning and the surrounding area to come and enjoy in the fun!