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A hot time at Finn Creek Festival

Marie Nitke/FOCUS John Moyer, of Verndale, Minn., takes part in the antique tractor pull.1 / 3
Marie Nitke/FOCUS Denise Rousslang, of Verndale, Minn., sings gospel music. 2 / 3
Marie Nitke/FOCUS The schoolhouse, Heinola Store (gift shop) and chapel, part of the Finn Creek Museum, were all open to the public for touring during the festival. Kids were able to participate in Finnish learning activities at the schoolhouse.3 / 3

The heat was on at this year’s Finn Creek Summer Folk Festival at the Finn Creek Museum in rural New York Mills this weekend, with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity levels. 

Still, fans of all things Finn didn’t miss their chance to learn a little Finnish language, hear some Finnish music, eat some authentic Finnish food and watch some living history demonstrations. 

Events were ongoing throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday.

Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Perham Focus more than five years ago, and has since worn many hats as writer, editor and page designer. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their one-year-old son, Simon, and their yellow lab, Louisa.

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