Ellendale AppleFest on Saturday will include a parade, a comedian, a pie-eating contest, a pet show and a rib cookoff.
The parade begins at 10 a.m., shortly after the kiddie parade at 9:45 a.m.
Inflatable games run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An all-day pass costs $5.
Little Miss and Mr. Ellendale will be named at 11:30 a.m.
The apple pie auction begins at noon, followed by the pie-eating contest at 12:15 p.m. Apple pies are needed for the apple pie auction. Prizes of $25 and $15 will be given to participants. All apple pies must be brought to the Opera House by 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 701-349-4329.
Bingo will be played at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon activities include a pet show at 1:30 p.m. and pedal pull at 2:30 p.m.
Comedian Scott Novotny, who lives in New Richmond, Wis., will perform at 4:30 p.m.
The day concludes with a ribfest rib cookoff and evening meal at 5:45 p.m.
"A Star Spangled Celebration” is the theme of the 13th annual AppleFest.
An art exhibit will open at the Opera House Friday. Hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit continues Sept. 28-30.
Listed below is the AppleFest schedule.
8 a.m., Road race.
9:45 a.m., Kiddie parade.
10 a.m., Parade.
10:30 a.m., Food and craft vendors open.
10:30 a.m., Tribute to our local veterans.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Local artist showcase at the Opera House.
11 a.m., Meet the candidates.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Inflatable games.
11:30 a.m., Little Miss and Mr. Ellendale.
Noon, Apple pie auction.
Noon, Trinity Bible College homecoming game.
12:15 p.m., Pie-eating contest.
12:30 p.m., Bingo.
1:30 p.m., Pet show.
2:30 p.m., Pedal pull.
4:30p.m., Comedian Scott Novotny at Opera House5:45 p.m., Ribfest rib cookoff and evening meal