Program Schedule 2023

9:30am gates open

10:00am - 4:00pm Event


Location: Flag Pole. 11am


11:00am  New Prague Veteran Honor Guard presents the raising of the American Flag

·     Singing of the National Anthem

·     Three rifle volley (for the POW/MIA's)

·     Playing of Taps

·     Opening prayer - Fort Snelling Chaplain

·     Welcome from Scott County Attorney and Military Veteran, Ron Hocevar

·     Welcome from Jennifer & Mark Jensen

Location: Speakers Tent


12:15 - 1:30 

·     Butch Whitehead- Disabled American Vets

·     Tom & Jessi Mc Kenna - Every Third Saturday

·     Erik Therwagner- Homefront Heroes

·     Dorthea Johns- WWII History Roundtable


1:30    Parachute jump by US Navy SEALS Patriot Parachute Team   (stage break)        

2:00 - 3:30    ETS Veteran Panel presentation, "Bringing Veterans All the way Home"

3:30 - 4:00 Presentation of Service Flags

4:00 End of program

Afternoon activities

·      Music all day

·      Live radio remote by KCHK Radio

·      Veteran Resource tables

·      Author/Historian tables

·      Silent auction- first item starts closing at 12:30

·      Lunch by Grill Star Catering

·      Scott County Sheriff Recreational Safety Equipment on display

·      Scott County Mounted Patrol

·      Products of the Hive booth

·      Free Food Concessions (popcorn, chips, brownies, cotton candy, bottled water)

·      Kids Boot camp (16' climbing wall and 60' obstacle course)

·     Kids Inflatable Jousting ring

·      Self -guided farm animal tours

·      Woodturning demonstrations

·      Cow milking demonstrations

·      Corn shelling demonstrations

·      Sheep shearing demonstrations

·      POW/MIA table ceremony

·      Hay wagon rides- 12:00Noon - 3:30pm

·      Local artisans/Veteran owned businesses/vendors

·      Free doggie treats at the Service Dog tent

·      Fort Snelling Chapel

 ·    Military career placement agency

 ·    WW II Re-enactment Camp representing the US Army 105th Combat Engineers, 30th Infantry Division, European Theater

 ·    Operation Empowering Hope

 ·    Service Flag Tradition