Bonanza Valley Area Community Calendar


Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days 2024!

BVD 2024: four nights/days of activities!

The annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is coming on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 in 2024! Spread the word and mark your calendars!

September 30 - October 1, 2023

R.D. Offset free potato dig near Brooten!

R.D. Offutt Farms of Brooten invites the public to come dig their own potatoes on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1 from sunrise to sunset. It's an all-you-can-dig party! From Brooten, go one mile south on County Road 18 just past Union Cemetery near the intersection of 245th Street. Bring your own gathering supplies such as a potato fork and buckets. The field will be clearly marked. Please dig at your own risk!

October 3, 2023

Brooten American Legion meeting

The Brooten American Legion has resumed meetings and holds one next on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Legion hall. Guests and new members are always welcome!

October 4, 2023

Padua Pub OktoberFest!

Everyone - those with German background or not! is invited to the 43rd annual Padua Pub Oktoberfest coming on Wednesday, October 4 in Padua. The Rooney family and their friendly staff will be serving that night in the spacious reception hall from 5 to 8 p.m. On the German-themed menu includes bratwurst, blood sausage, apple strudel, German potato salad, sweet and sour cabbage, creamed cabbage, pork hocks, dumplings, chicken and more! Eat, drink and enjoy good fellowship! "Gemutlichkeit!"

October 7, 2023

Belgrade Fire Department touch-a-truck event! Kicking off Fire Safety Week

As a community-wide Kick-off to Fire Prevention week, you and your family are invited to come touch a truck and take a look at some of the equipment used by firefighters on Saturday, October 7 at the Belgrade Fire Department. This is located at the Belgrade Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to noon.

October 7, 2023

County Line Market one-year anniversary in Brooten

SAVE THE DATE! County Line Liquor and Market in Brooten is celebrating their one-year anniversary on Saturday, October 7 from 12 to 2 p.m. You are invited to stop by and enjoy free samples of wines, craft beers, seltzers and liqueurs, plus you can have complimentary hot dogs and chips. Enter for a chance to win gift certificates, Bloody Mary and wine baskets. Owners Chris Johnson and Kelly Kraemer thank you for your support. Located at 722 State Highway 55 in Brooten.

October 9, 2023

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board meeting

The B-B-E school board will meet in regular session on Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at the B-B-E high school media center in Belgrade.

October 9, 2023

Brooten City Council meeting

The Brooten City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting chambers in downtown Brooten. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting's agenda will be posted at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper editor's blog on the weekend prior to the meeting; you can see that by clicking here:

October 10, 2023

Elrosa city council meeting

The Elrosa city council will meet on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at Elrosa's city hall for their regular monthly meeting.

October 11, 2023

Sedan city council meeting

The Sedan city council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, October 11 at 6 p.m., open to the public at the Sedan City Hall.

October 13, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. Auxiliary meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW Auxiliary in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W.

October 13, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W.

October 14, 2023

Elrosa Fireman's Relief Association Steak Fry

The Elrosa Fire Department and their families invite everyone to their annual steak fry on Saturday, October 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church basement. Cost: $15 per person, and takeout is available. More details to follow in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

October 14, 2023

Crow River Lutheran church soup supper and auction

The Crow River Lutheran church will host a soup supper and auction fundraiser on Saturday, October 14 with the supper beginning at 4 p.m. The soup and sandwich supper concludes at 7 p.m., at which time the live auction will get underway. Everyone invited!

October 16, 2023

Belgrade city council meeting

The Belgrade city council will meet in regular session on Monday, October 16 at 7 p.m. You can preview the council's meeting agenda at the Bonanza Valley Voice publisher's blog during the weekend prior to the meeting at

October 20, 2023

Big Grove Lutheran WELCA Fall dinner and auction fundraiser

Big Grove Lutheran church's WELCA invites everyone to their fall dinner and auction fundraiser on Friday, October 20 in the church basement. The fun begins with dinner starting at 5 p.m., and the live auction follows at 7 p.m. On the menu: roast beef sandwiches (Padua Pub beef), calico beans, Rommegrot, macaroni salad, bars and beverages. The auction includes beautiful quilts, crafts, baked goods and many other must-have items! This is a Thrivent-sponsored event.

October 29, 2023

St. Francis de Sales Parish sausage and pancake supper

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belgrade invites everyone to their fall sausage and pancake supper on Sunday, October 29 serving from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the parish center at 541 Martin Avenue. Prices: adults $10, children ages 5-12 are $6 and kids age 4 and under are free. Everyone is welcome to this all-you-can-eat supper! Dine in or take out. No bingo, no chances, no raffles...just good, delightful eating!

Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!


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