Spring Valley takes a trip down memory lane with “Fins and Films”

Taking a journey back in time has been one man’s mission in Spring Valley, and for the second year in a row, that’s what the downtown area looked like.

The second "Fins and Films" event showcases the town’s history, drawing off their former drive-in movie theater.

With dirt drags, a car show and drive-in films, attendees get to see how Spring Valley would have looked between 1933 and 1988.

The event’s founder wanted to do this so he could bring the town he once knew back to life.

"Downtown, whenever I left Spring Valley, downtown was packed, it was hard to find a vacant store front. When I came back, it wasn’t so much. With the amount of traffic we have on 63, I didn’t see any reason why we couldn’t have a car show and have a large draw," said Fins and Films Founder, Greg Melartin.

This years event has already doubled in size from last year and Melartin hopes to keep it growing in the future.

Culminating the night’s festivities was a showing of "American Graffiti" at sunset.



Top Stories

Mason City
Albert Lea
Continued sunshine but slightly cooler Monday

Continued sunshine but slightly cooler Monday

We saw another fabulous day across the Midwest with mainly sunny skies and afternoon temperatures once again the in the

Connect with My FOX 47
Top Stories

Forager Brewery sleigh rides helps Rochester get in the holiday spirit

"It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you." Four Belgian horses are helping those in Rochester get in the

Downtown Rochester Days Inn demolition underway

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) –  After an early December snowstorm delayed demolition, the historic Days Inn hotel in downtown Rochester

Austin couple hosts “Nativity House” tours

One couple in Austin has quite the tradition when it comes to Christmas decorations.

Hy-Vee takes business of 22 Shopko pharmacies

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that that it will be taking the business of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska,

Scroll to top
Skip to content