Rochesterfest has annual 'Button Kickoff'

Rochesterfest will go from June 16-24 at the Soldiers Field Park.

Posted: May 9, 2018 5:39 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochesterfest had its annual “Button Kickoff” Wednesday.

It’s tradition for Mayor Ardell Brede to buy the first Rochesterfest button. Organizers try to sell the buttons to get a head start on costs.

Brede said events like this are meaningful as it’s his last one as mayor.

“[I’m] becoming a little nostalgic and getting a little choked up and stuff like that,” Brede said, “but this is a great event.”

This year’s theme is “Rochesterfest: The Super Celebration.” It will go from June 16-24 at Soldiers Field Park.

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