booya festivals this fall
- dawneileen67 Sep 8, 2010 11:18 AM
Good afternoon! has anyone seen a schedule of booya festivals / feeds in the St Paul area for 2010? this is one our favorite fall traditions... but perhaps it is yet too early for the festivals to be announced. thanks!!
Czech Slovak Festival
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 19
Highland Park Pavilion
Montreal Avenue two blocks north of West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN, St Paul, MN
How about a Booya Contest...check it out
On the Road Again in South St Paul
Saturday, October 02, 2010
It is the place to be on October 2nd! Meet on Southview Blvd starting at 9:00 am for the annual South St. Paul Fall Festival. There's a car show, arts and crafts and local community booths along with the Annual Booya Contest that cannot be missed.
For more information, contact Steve Mankowski at Southview 66 at 651-457-2774 .
What I wouldn't give for a better memory!
Up on Roselawn, just east - within spittin' distance - of 35E, is St. Sumbuddy's Church. They are preparing for a booya sometime this month. There's a sign up at the NE corner of Roselawn right as you come across the bridge over 35E, or one block further east.
There's also a church, again I think a St. Sumbuddy, in the West End that has a yearly booya. St. Stanaslaus??? They put a sign on St. Clair, right where the off ramp from 35E hits St. Clair.
I'm sorry for the lack of hard info, but it's the best I can do at 2:30 AM w/o grtting in my car and driving to the two locations. I hope it's a little helpful.
Booya is a stew http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booyah_(... But, it's really more than that, at least in the Twin Cities. Churches and other community organizations often throw events they call "booyas" as fundraisers, typically in the fall. So, in this context, the OP is asking for booya events in the area. The city of St. Paul actually maintains a booya shed in a city park that is available on a rental basis. There are 3-4 of these ENORMOUS kettles in that shed, then sort of a covered pavillion picnic area, and lots of picnic tables. I always try to go to at least one booya per season.
Booya always starts with oxtails...beyond that any number of proteins are added; chicken, beef, game meats and then lots of veg. Its the oxtails, they say, that gives booya its unique flavor.
Wow! That's good info!
Say, I have never had booya. Been hesitant as I fear offal in it... Is this a silly fear? I like thick stews but am not fond of watery soups. What's the stuff like? What all is in it? Should I try it? Think I'd like it? I have wanted to try the stuff for years but have been afraid to as I think they just toss in junk like kidneys and tongue and stuff I prefer not to eat. Would people be offended if I asked what was in it?
Here's a 2010 abbreviated version
Figuring once you hold an annual Booya you pretty much have to keep doing it I dug these up:
B-Dale Club In the Fall Booya and games (Last Sunday of September) http://b-dale.com/4.html
North St. Paul Firefighter's Award Winning Booya!
Beaver Creek Reserve: Booya and Fall Festival, Date: Saturday October 02, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM http://beavercreekreserve.org/events/...
Could not find if or where there will be a 27th annual World Championship Booya Contest:
Roseville Fire Department: only lists information for 2009 booya.
Obb's Sports Bar & Grill: 1347 Burns Ave., St. Paul October 3rd: 4th Annual BOOYA http://www.obbsbar.com/events.asp
St. Jerome Catholic Church: Sunday, September 19th 200 gallons of take-out Booya will be available beginning at 7:00am. Bring your own non-glass container. 380 E. Roselawn Ave.,
1347 Burns Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
re: MplsM ary
Wow! Well done!
I think South St. Paul's booya is called the "On the Road Again" booya. I have no idea why. Oct 2 this year. http://southstpaul.org/index.asp?Type...
Church of St. Agnes calls theirs the fall festival. Sun Oct 4 this year. http://www.stagnesschools.org/se3bin/...
St. John's the Baptist in New Brighton "FallFest" Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26 http://bulletin-news.com/main.asp?Sea...
Apparently Vadnais Heights does their "Heritage Days" booya in August. http://bulletin-news.com/main.asp?Sec... And wow they have the Lions Annual pig roast at the same time. Sounds intriguing.
It looks like someone at St. Frances de Sales hasn't updated the website for awhile. Maybe they will soon now that school has started? http://www.sf-sj.org/school/upcoming-...
Some other booyas get mentioned in this thread, but I can't find anything about them:
Silver Fox Booya (Highland Park Booya shed, St. Paul) [I've been to this one in the past http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4418...].
Romaynes bar in Taylors Falls
Billy's Victorian St. Paul
A booya correction, a booya addition:
Church of St Agnes's Fall Festival is Sunday, Oct. 24, (not the 4th). Eat in or take out booya.
St. Jerome has Sunday, Oct. 31, 7am Booya, Quilt Raffle, and Bake Sale.
"Booya" is my daughter's favorite word these days.