Fair weather prevails for Buffalo Days 2015
Summer officially began in Luverne over the weekend with the 31st annual Buffalo Days Celebration June 5-7.
Despite a dismal weekend forecast, fair weather prevailed for most of the Buffalo Days activities.
More than 250 cars, trucks, motorcycles and other automobiles and hundreds of auto enthusiasts enjoyed sunny skies and perfect summer night for Friday night’s Buffalo Days Cruise-in Event.
Saturday morning’s Buffalo Days Parade had more than 70 entries, and crowds lined the streets for the annual event.
Luverne City Park on Saturday was filled with vendors, shoppers, performers and hundreds of visitors for the annual Buffalo Days Arts in the Park, which featured roughly 100 booths.
Forecasters predicted eminent storms Saturday night, so Chamber staff and local emergency management personnel made the decision to move Saturday night’s band indoors.
Instead of performing at Redbird Field near the Rock River, the Everett Smithson Band was staged indoors at the former Ford Motors building on East Main Street in Luverne.
The building was vacated last week when Herman Motors moved to its new location on South Highway 75, and the Rock County Historical Society took possession of the building Friday.
It will be renovated to house the History Center, and Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said staging Saturday’s event in the building was a good way to share those plans with the public.
On Sunday, the fourth annual Tales from the Graves is set to unfold at St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery. Re-enactors share stories of the life and death of Rock County natives as you view their final resting places. Homemade pie and ice cream social will follow the re-enactment. Proceeds support Rock County Historical Society.