When the Minnesota State Fair ends the Booya Season starts. Perhaps this is why we never see Booya sold at the State Fair; there’s an unwritten agreement to keep Booya out.
What is Booya? There are a variety of different origins stories of where the recipes come from so we’ll say that Booya is a delicious way to raise money for non-profits, church groups, and veterans groups like the American Legion & the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Booya is a hearty stew. Most groups will have one big batch of it in a 55 gallon drum and sell it for $4 or $5 a bowl and go until it is gone.
We’re posting the schedule posted by the Pioneer Press Reporter, Jess Fleming on Sept 7, 2017. There have been a few Booya events already, so we’re starting it on Saturday Sept 9th. We’ll add the maps.
If you have a Booya Event send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can add it.
Sept. 9: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 2855 E. 47th St., Inver Grove Heights; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Map
Sept. 9: American Legion Post 98, 328 Broadway Ave., St. Paul Park; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 10: Vulcan Booya Extravaganza, Mancini’s, 531 W. Seventh St., St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 10: Hastings Fire Department Relief Association at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3075 Vermillion St., Hastings; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 16: St. Mary of the Lake, Parish Life Center, 4690 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Map
Sept. 16: Knights of Columbus Booya at Transfiguration Church, 6133 N. 15th St., Oakdale; 9 a.m. until noon. Map
Sept. 17: Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 7330 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes; 11:30 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 17: Silver Fox Club Booya at Highland Park Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave., St. Paul; noon to 4 p.m. Map
Sept. 17: St. Jerome Church Fall Festival, Booya and Car show, St. Jerome Church, 380 E. Roselawn Ave., Maplewood; take-out booya beginning at 6 a.m. (bring your own non-glass container), by the bowl starts at 11:30 a.m. Map
Sept. 23: Moose Lodge 1088, 5927 E. Concord Boulevard, Inver Grove Heights; noon until gone, takeout begins at 1:30 p.m. Map
Sept. 23: Bean Bag Tournament, Booya and Meat Raffle, Dunham’s Bar, 173 Lothenbach Ave., West St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 24: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Booya, 835 Second Ave. N.W. , New Brighton; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Sept. 24: B-Dale Club, 2100 N. Dale St., Roseville; 10 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 1: Church of St. Francis de Sales at Highland Park Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave., St. Paul; 11:30 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 1: Roseville Firefighters Auxiliary Booya at Roseville Central Park Jaycee’s Shelter, 2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 7: South St. Paul Booya Challenge at On the Road Again Festival, along Southview Boulevard, near Eighth Avenue, South St. Paul; booya served from 11 a.m. until gone
Oct. 7: St. Bernard’s Men’s Club Annual Booya, 1160 N. Woodbridge St., St. Paul; 9 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 8: North St. Paul Fire Department Booya at Casey Lake Park, 2107 N. 17th Ave., North St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 8: Booya and Fall Festival at Church of St. Mary, 261 E. 8th St., St. Paul; 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., takeout available starting at 8 a.m. Map
Oct. 14: House of Coates, 16300 E. Clayton Ave., Rosemount; 11 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 14: Forest Lake American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway, Forest Lake; noon until gone. Map
Oct. 15: Knights of Columbus Council 4967 at the Church of St. Peter, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul; 8 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 15: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2075 E. 70th St., Inver Grove Heights; 8:30 a.m. until gone. Map
Oct. 22: Saint Agnes Booya, 530 Lafond Ave., St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone, takeout 10:30 a.m. until gone. Map
Nov. 4: North St. Paul VFW Post 1350, 2483 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul; noon until gone. Map
Dec. 3: Nativity of Our Lord, 1900 Stanford Ave., St. Paul, in the Nativity tree lot; 10 a.m. until gone. Map