Finn Fest this weekend in Frederick

FREDERICK, S.D. ( – The 12th Annual Finn Fest will take place Friday through Sunday, June 21-23 in Frederick.

There will be a variety of Finnish events during the festivities.

Krysti Mikkonen, President of Frederick Forward, said that things kick off on Friday night.

Saturday includes a full day’s worth of activities.

Teeter-totters are used to determine the winner instead of scales. The winner also receives $500 toward competing in the North American wife-carrying contest in Maine.

The day concludes with a dueling pianos concert.

Finn Fest finishes on Sunday with a church service and meal. Mikkonen noted that nearly all of the events during the weekend are free or have a free-will donation.