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Phelps Mill Festival is July 13-14

Published 4:17am Monday, June 24, 2013 Updated 6:20am Monday, June 24, 2013

This year marks the 29th annual Phelps Mill Festival and organizers invite area residents to attend.

About 20,000 visitors from all across the United States browse the art and craft vendors and enjoy the free entertainment.

There are also a number of different food booths available, something that will please any palate. The Phelps Mill Festival is set in the historic Phelps Mill Park, creating a picturesque view for everyone to enjoy.

While some people come to enjoy the many wares that are provided by the exhibitors, others come to enjoy the variety of acts provided on the main stage.

The Children’s Activity tent is available both days, with Turtle Races held on Sunday, something for children of every age. Ottertail Lions will be serving a pancake breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, opening at 8 a.m.

On the main stage Saturday will be James Wedgewood, comic ventriloquist. James uses amazing comic ventriloquism, outrageous characters and hilarious audience participation to bring truly memorable entertainment.

Also on Saturday is the bluegrass styling’s of Boundary Water Boys from the north woods of Minnesota, featuring Pat Surface of Spiritwood Music. Sunday morning services will be led by Pastor Tom Junkert of Our Savior’s-Ten Mile Lake Lutheran Church of Dalton and Ashby First Presbyterian Church.

Music will be provided by Heaven Bound Trio. Sunday afternoon welcomes one of the area’s favorite bands ’57 Chevy. This band will provide a blend of Oldies to Classic 80’s and anything in between.

The festival is held rain or shine in the shaded Phelps Mill Park, near Underwood, and is sponsored by the nonprofit group Phelps Mill Country.

Parking is free, and a shuttle will be provided by the local Lions clubs.

The area is handicapped accessible and will be open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, and kids under the age of 12 are free.

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