2017 Booya Season is Here at Last!

Booya is a hearty stew cooked up in large cauldrons for fundraisers

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 eat@pioneerpress.com 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

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