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booya festivals this fall

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!!

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    1. 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 .

      1. 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.

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        1. re: green56

          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.

        2. B-dale club 2100 n dale st roseville. Sept 26 all day. Made from scratch. Really good.

            1. re: southernitalian

              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.


            2. 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.

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                1. re: latte4me

                  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?

                  1. re: green56

                    As the Chowhound Board does not like for us to go in to recipes on a local board, you should check out this link and move the discussion to the Home Cooking Board:


                  2. re: latte4me

                    So I went to the B-Dale Club this morning at 11:00 am and no one was there. Is this an accurate schedule?

                    This booya is awesome and I hope I don't miss it this year. I tried St. Jeromes last er and it wasn't nearly as wonderful.

                    1. re: latte4me

                      That is the schedule from LAST YEAR. The Pioneer Press published this article by J. Brewer on September 25, 2009.

                        1. re: KTFoley

                          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

                          1. 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


                            1. re: The Dairy Queen

                              Here is the fixed broken link for the Booya Championships in South St. Paul on Saturday October 2nd, *2010*


                            2. re: KTFoley

                              Oops! My error. I swear there was an article in the printed version of the paper this week. Who knew last year's schedule would pop up on the search? They don't usually let you see articles that old.

                              Shoo bee doo: sorry for sending you on a wild booya chase!

                          2. The Apple Valley Booya is this weekend on Saturday Sept 18th at 11am. At Firestation #1 at Hayes Road and 42.


                            1. 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.