Historical society hosting polka fest

The Anoka County Historical Society will host a polka fun fest, a family friendly event, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m., at the Pearson Family Farm in Ramsey.

The event features live polka music and dancing, silent auctions and lots of family and kid friendly activities. The Pearson Family Farm is located 1.3 miles west of Armstrong Boulevard off Highway 10 in Ramsey.

The Bill Koncar Band led by Bill Koncar will play for three hours in the shadow of one of the Pearson barns and dancers will get the opportunity to hop step to the polka beat in this unique setting.

Also planned for the day is a vintage baseball game between the Rum River Rovers and the Menomonie Blue Caps. The game, played in a field like it was in the 1860s, looks very much like today’s modern baseball game, but there are no gloves and a ball caught on the first bounce is an out.

Activities include a duck pond, a make-your-own dolly boutique, face-painting and old fashioned children’s games like Grace, hoops and more.

In addition to the activities, there will also be a silent auction featuring gift certificates to local businesses, tickets for events and more. All proceeds from the event will help support the historical society.

The event costs $10 for adults and kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or in advance by calling 763-421-0600 or online at AnokaCountyHistory.org.

The polka fest is sponsored, in part, by Ace Solid Waste and Community Pride Bank.

The Anoka County Historical Society, organized in 1934, is headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library at 2135 Third Ave. N in Anoka. For more information on its programs and activities visit AnokaCountyHistory.org or go to Facebook.

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