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Willmar Fests 2012

The annual Willmar Fests celebration took place June 20-23 in Willmar, Minn. The festival began with the crowning of this year's senior ambassadors and ended with a fireworks show over Foot Lake.


  1. Thursday was the Jaycee's Block Party at Fifth and Becker Avenue downtown. Events at the block party included the junior coronation, a kiddie parade, food vendors, zumba, the firefighter's challenge and an Amazing Race competition.
  2. On Friday, the Willmar Stingers took on the Rochester Honkers at the Bill Taunton Stadium. Other Willmar Fests events on Friday included a community BBQ and the Cardinal Classic Tennis Tournament.
  3. Saturday morning started with the Rice Memorial Hospital Foot Lake Four Run/Walk and the Willmar Fire Department pancake feed. The Willmar Fests parade took place later that morning.
  4. One of the highlights of Willmar Fests is always the crowning of the Queen of Festivals, the International Princess and the Aqua Princess during Saturday's coronation.