SummerFest promises all the craft and food vendor favorites of years past [UPDATED]Published 9:30am Thursday, June 6, 2013 Updated 11:32am Thursday, June 6, 2013
While you take part in all the activities the 36th annual SummerFest has to offer Friday and Saturday at the Regional Treatment Center grounds, don’t forget about the food.
Fifteen food vendors will set up their trailers and stands in the driveway in front of the RTC, ready to sell a variety of food. Most are returning to SummerFest with the usual favorites of hot dogs, cheese curds, sno cones, shakes, caramel apples, gyros and Italian ice.
But that’s not the only “Italian” item on the SummerFest menu.
“We have a new vendor who has a pasta bar,” said Margo Denbrook, SummerFest committee member. “You get to choose what kind of noodles you want, what toppings you want.”
It certainly interested Denbrook, so she’s hoping people at SummerFest will be interested, too.
Food vendors will be open for business when SummerFest kicks off at noon Friday, until the end of the street dance that night. You can also satisfy your cravings during the festivities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Craft vendors will set up in the same place as last year, just south of the Kirkbride from noon until dark Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The 91 spaces will have some SummerFest vets and new booths as well.
“We’ve got a lot of great talent,” said Julie Gray, SummerFest committee member. “We’ve got just some folks right here from Fergus Falls. It’s a great podium to shout from, I think.”
New vendors this year include people who’ve made jewelry, cedar furniture, scroll work and a guy that will have some interesting grilling spices, Gray said. Another new vendor has fishing tackle, which Gray is glad to see because they’re always looking for more guy things.
“We’ll have a man cave this year,” Gray said. “That’s kind of fun this year.”
It’ll be filled with campers, trailers, boats and docks. You can just wander around and look at stuff that local companies have, she said.
There’s still room for crafters this year, or Gray is always looking ahead to 2014 SummerFest. Contact her via the SummerFest website if you’re interested.