The air is getting crisp, leaves are starting to turn, and that can only mean one thing: It’s booya time!
If you’ve never had this thick, rich stew, cooked over an open flame, our list of events is a great place to start. And if you’re a booya vet, use it to mark your calendar.
If your organization is holding a booya, please send your information to email@example.com, and we’ll add it to our list.
Sept. 10: American Legion Post 98, 328 Broadway Ave., St. Paul Park; 11 a.m. until gone
Sept. 11: St. Joseph of the Lakes, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sept. 17: St. Bernard’s Men’s Club in memory of Dick Kortekaas at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 167 W. Geranium Ave., St. Paul; 9 a.m. until gone. Takeout only; containers will be provided.
Sept. 17: Knights of Columbus Council 4374 at Transfiguration Catholic Parish, 6133 N. 15th St., Oakdale; 7 a.m. until noon.
Sept. 24: Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Ave., Forest Lake; 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (or gone). Pre-order at lordofthelakes.org/events/booya
Sept. 25: St. Gregory the Great, 38725 Forest Blvd., North Branch; 10:30 a.m. until gone
Sept. 25: B-Dale Club, 2100 N. Dale St., St. Paul; 10 a.m. until gone
Sept. 25: St. John the Baptist, 835 2nd Ave. N.W., New Brighton; 11 a.m. until gone
Oct. 1: Roseville VFW Post 7555, 1145 Woodhill Drive, Roseville; 11 a.m. until gone
Oct. 1: On The Road Again Festival, 725 Southview Boulevard, South St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone
Oct. 2: St. Mary’s Church Booya and Fall Festival, 261 E. 8th St., St. Paul; 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Every Thursday in October: Saint Paul Brewing, 688 E. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul; 3-10 p.m.
Oct. 9: Booya Crew at Mancini’s Char House, 531 W. 7th St., St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone
Oct. 16: St. Pascal Baylon Men’s Club, 1757 Conway St., St. Paul; 10 a.m. until gone
Oct. 16: Emanuel Lutheran Church Men’s Club, 2075 E. 70th St., Inver Grove Heights; 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until gone. BYO containers allowed.
Oct. 29: Arthur O. Haukland VFW Post 1350, 2483 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul; noon until gone.
Nov. 5: Booya Crew at Dunham’s Bar, 173 Lothenbach Ave., West St. Paul; 11 a.m. until gone