121th Annual Graettinger Labor Day Celebration

Today, Graettinger has the distinction of observing a continuous Labor Day Celebration from 1896 to present.

The first Labor Day Celebration was in 1896 on the farm of Mr. A.A. Wells and son, Carl. This first picnic was sponsored by the Farmers' Institute according to the September 4, 1899 edition of the Graettinger Times.

The Farmers' Institute Picnic was changed to the Graettinger Labor Day Celebration, held in town at the September 4, 1913 celebration. A carnival atmosphere now prevailed.

So the celebrations continued with good programs and order up to the present. The men and women of the Graettinger Labor Day Committee are to be commended for their loyal, dedicated and excellent work.

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Miss Graettinger

Taylor Park

Listed below is the contact information for all Labor Day Events.

 

 

Chairmen JR Brown This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Roger Schmitt This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hot Rod Lawn Mower & ATV Pull & Mud Bog

Shamus Currans

712-260-0239

Antique Tractor Pull

Charlie Thiel

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Bean Bag Tourney

Teaner Hoffman

712-480-0642 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Shooting Clays

Registration

Shooting Clay Information

Shooting Clay Flier

Shamus Brown 515-450-7554 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FFA Grain & Flower Show

Caryn Robinson

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Bed Races

Bed Race Registration

Patrick Peters  712-298-2821

Parade

Teaner Hoffman

712-480-0642

Coed Softball

Mike Lundgren

712-330-4332 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Variety Show

Angie Sorbo

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Volleyball Tourney

Stacy Ebel

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5K/Fun Run/Walk

Trudy Manwarren

712-859-3910

2017 Calendar of Events

LABOR DAY 2017

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Wayne and Karen Anderson

Grand Marshall

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Miss Graettinger Court

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Bike Give Away

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Graettinger Benefited Fire Department

Pancake Breakfast

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FFA Grain & Flower Show

Labor Day Building on Robins St.

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Mayor Monty Schany

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Carinval 

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Parade

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Carnival

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Foosball

Evergreen Park

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Legion games

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Band

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Bed Races

Sponsored by Graettinger Busines Club

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Legion Games

Fahnestock Park

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Parade

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Graettinger Fire Department

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Adult Games

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Fun and Games

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Team that orginized the Bean Bag Tournament

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Bean Bag

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Bingo

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Softball Tournament

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Trap shooting

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Volleyball

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Golf Tournament

 

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Graettinger Market

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Dunk Tank

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The Popcorn Lady

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None other than Shelly in the Poker Run!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Community Calendar

Our community calendar fills up fast! View the latest dates and events on the Graettinger City Calendar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Graettinger Grants

Click here to learn more about Graettinger Grants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recreation & Fun

With summer approaching, there is always something to do. View the recreation opportunities located within Graettinger.