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Pea Soup Days fun starts Thursday in Somerset

There should be plenty of soup and lots of fun during Pea Soup Days this weekend, June 7-10, in Somerset.

The celebration kicks off Thursday night at 6 p.m. with the OSI/Training Room 5K run.

Friday's events include a Somerset Lions Club nine-hole golf event at Bristol Ridge Golf Course. Tee off is at 5 p.m.

Carnival rides provided by Earl's Rides Inc. run from 5-10 p.m. in the village park on Spring Street. Food booths and a softball tournament in the park also start at 5 p.m. The Devon Worley Band will provide musical entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks shoot off at dusk.

Saturday's events start with a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Somerset Fire/Rescue Fire Hall. Softball tournaments continue on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The Pea Soup Parade begins at 11 a.m. and carnival rides will start up again at noon. A craft sale runs from noon to 5 p.m. and the Somerset Library will have minute-to-win-it games outside from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Taste buds will get a workout during the pea soup tasting contest from 1-3 p.m. in the village park. Escape the heat with free open skating at the Montpetit Ice Arena from 2-4 p.m. Residents will showcase their skills in the talent show under the big tent from 5-7 p.m. and karaoke runs from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Sunday's festivities start with a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Somerset Fire/Rescue Fire Hall. The final softball tournament games start up at 9 a.m. Sunday. Kids can show off their creativity for the kiddy pet costume and bike decorating parade starting at 11:30 a.m. Following the parade there will be kid's games and prizes as well as performances from Pumpkin the Clown. Carnival discount day is Sunday starting at noon. The kiddie tractor pull under the big tent at 1 p.m. concludes the Pea Soup Days celebration.

The city-wide garage sale runs all weekend.

For more information and a full list of Pea Soup Days events, go to wwww.somer

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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