Bonanza Valley Days is coming! July 11, 12, 13 and 14 (POSTER UPDATE!)

BVD Poster images added here on Saturday night

NOTE: images of the BVD poster were updated on Tuesday, July 2 and re-posted here. Please share this web article so others can see the schedule of events!

Bonanza Valley Days is coming on July 11, 12, 13 and 14! On the afternoon of Friday, June 28, this web article will feature photos of the BVD poster, which should be viewable on any computer or device with a regular-sized monitor. Currently, the attached video here features footage from the Brooten Fire Department's chicken BBQ held on July 9, 2021. It was a grand achievement to resurrect BVD after it was put on pause during 2020 due to the pandemic.

On July 1, the BVD 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament was cancelled due to the lack of the minimum number of teams to make it feasible. Organizers will try again to get teams signed up for the 2025 BVD celebration.

Also! The BVD Sand Volleyball tournament has filled up. It quickly filled up, and with only one sand court the tournament is limited to just 8 teams on Saturday, July 13.

Other updates and random notes

The Local Pantry of Brooten will serve free root beer floats and ice cream on Saturday, July 13 at their location as part of the Bonanza Valley Days celebration. They will serve from 1 to 4 p.m. and be done just in time for the start of the BVD kids pedal pull competition, which will be held on main street by the KaDe Shack.

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling club will hold the BVD Walk/Run event on Saturday, July 13 starting at the St. Donatus Catholic Church on Roe Street. Anyone with questions about the BVD Walk/Run can call Shanda Anderson.

On Saturday, July 13, the B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team will operate a food stand out of the Booster Club trailer in downtown Brooten. They raised considerable funds last year that went to major improvements at the varsity diamond in Brooten. They hope to repeat that this year and thank everyone in advance for their support! BVD 2024 will include numerous food options throughout the weekend. A special BVD food article will be posted to this website on Thursday, July 11.

BVD kiddie parade is Saturday, July 13

Parents and grandparents! Don't forget to get organized and prepared for the BVD kiddie parade, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 starting at the Trinity Lutheran parking lot. The parade will then run west down Hatton Street towards the Brooten Pavilion. Lakeland Media of Willmar is offering the grand prize. Details forthcoming!

BVD grand parade is Sunday, July 14

The BVD grand parade for 2024 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best parades Brooten has seen in many, many years. This will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 with parade staging to take place on the west side of town near the elementary school and along Railway Avenue. To enter the parade, please e-mail Shelley Leuze at: On Saturday, July 13, the "rough draft" of the BVD grand parade lineup will be posted to this website. A final draft will then be seen at that same web article after last-minute edits on the morning of the parade.

BVD Vendor Show is Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 at the city park

Contact Tiana Solbreken via email to register for the vendor show on the western edge of Brooten, which is on Friday and Saturday of BVD weekend....generally 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday with set up on Friday afternoon. Her email is: As of July 1, the Vendor Show has about 25 vendors signed up! This is great!


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