Swedefest at Bernadotte June 23

LAFAYETTE — Bernadotte Lutheran Church of rural Lafayette will host its 24th annual “Swedefest” Saturday, June 23.

The event includes family entertainment, a Swedish Mid-Summer picnic, a silent auction, horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ activities, and more. Events begin at 4 p.m.

The entertainment lineup includes the Rickheims from Winthrop and Gerry and Carol Larson from New Ulm. The closing of the silent auction will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by evening devotions.

The meal features pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans, pickles, herring, creamy rice, and beverages. Serving time is 4 to 7 p.m.

Swedefest is held at the Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park, 34122 515th Avenue, Lafayette. It’s four-and-a-half miles east of Lafayette on Nicollet County #1, then one mile north on Nicollet County #10 (515th Avenue). In case of inclement weather, events will be moved to the church.

For more information, call the church at 507-228-8380.