Huff n’ Puff Days blow into Lake Elmo

City’s annual summer festival Aug 8-11 at Lions Park

Who said nothing happens in Washington County in August. Summer fun continues at the Lake Elmo Jaycees 37th Annual Huff n’ Puff Days festival Wednesday through Aug. 11 at Lions Park.

The popular event features a 96-team softball tournament, beanbag and volleyball tournaments, medallion hunt, free kids games and activities, prize drawings, food, beverages and merchandise. New this year is the resumption of the City Staff vs. Jaycees softball games Aug. 10 at Lions Park and the annual Lake Elmo Fire Department pancake breakfast fundraiser Aug. 10 and 11.

The softball tourney field is full, but a waiting list is available for teams, according to the Lake Elmo Jaycees web site.

Medallion hunt clues are published beginning Sunday on, the Lake Elmo Jaycees Facebook page and Stillwater Patch, with new clues appearing on the three sites daily through Aug. 11 or until the medallion is found.

The Lake Elmo Jaycees remind medallion hunters that the medallion is hidden on public land in Lake Elmo and will not be hidden on a golf course, under artifical turf or at any construction site.

The person finding the medallion should contact Heather Noyes at or 612-801-6145 and is required to pick up their $100 prize from Thursday through Aug. 11. Failure to claim the medallion prize by 6 p.m. Aug. 11 results in forfeiture of the prize.

If you’re hungry the mornings of Aug. 10 and 11 and want to contribute to a good cause, visit the Lake Elmo F.D. Station 1 across from Lions Park from 8 a.m. to noon for the department’s pancake breakfasts.

The Huff n’ Puff Days schedule is:

Softball tournament
64 men’s teams, 32 women’s teams play evenings Aug. 8-9, all day Aug. 10-11 at Lions Park and other ball fields in the city. This event is full, but a waiting list is available.
City vs. Jaycees game: 3:15 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lions Park

Food, beverages and merchandise
5:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 8; 5:30 p.m. to midnight Aug. 9; 8 a.m. to midnight Aug. 10; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11

Prize drawings
Offered throughout the four-day event. Get entry slips at the event ticket booth.

Free kids games and activities
1-3 p.m. Saturday, Lions Park

Bean bag tournaments
Noon and 3 p.m., Lions Park. Two-member teams; fee is $20. Double elimination tourney with prizes to top three teams. Register at Lions Park ticket booth.

Volleyball tournament
8 a.m. Aug. 10. Team fee is $50. Tourney is two pools of four teams and each team is guaranteed three matches. Games are played under 6-member co-ed sand rules. Teams can have four members. Pool A plays from 8-11:30 a.m.; Pool B plays from 11:30 to 3 p.m. Visit to register.

Pancake breakfast
8 a.m. to noon, Aug. 10 and 11. This Lake Elmo F.D. fundraiser is held at LEFD Station One across from Lions Park.