Minnesota’s oldest celebration – Stiftungsfest – gets underway today (FRI) in Norwood Young America. Stiftungsfest Spokesperson Curt Wilson says it is the 152nd annual Stiftungsfest, and that they haven’t missed a year. He says it’s all about the music, with several popular bands performing. The German band “Die fidelen Kirchheimer” will be returning this year as well to perform all 3 days of the festival. Stiftungsfest also features softball and kickball tournaments, a 5K Run-Walk, an inflatable playground for the kids, plenty of food – including their famous burgers, a car show and motorcycle run, the coronation of a new Miss Stiftungsfest, and much more. A schedule of events can be found at www.stiftungsfest.org.