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What’s Happening: SummerFest on, rain or shine

Published 10:55am Friday, June 13, 2014

Thunderstorms in forecast for Saturday

The aroma of fresh spun cotton candy, mini donuts and other delicious foods will fill the air this weekend as SummerFest returns to the Regional Treatment Center for its third straight year. With today and Saturday packed full of activities for the whole family, SummerFest is a welcomed unofficial kick off to summer.

Past employees enjoyed sunshine, a picnic meal and a reunion Thursday. The afternoon included tours of the RTC.
Past employees enjoyed sunshine, a picnic meal and a reunion Thursday. The afternoon included tours of the RTC.

That is, as long as it doesn’t rain.

SummerFest committee member Emily Larby said the festivities will go on rain or shine, barring severe weather. However, the National Weather Service is forecasting showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, with the chance of precipitation at 70 percent.


• 13th Annual Salad Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

• Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Fergus Falls, 1:30, meet corner of Lincoln Ave. and Cascade St.

Summerfest activities

• Millie from Team UmiZoomi appearance at the Otter Tail Telcom office (230 W. Lincoln Ave.), 1-3:30 p.m.

• Craft and food vendors, noon to dark at the RTC

• VFW beer garden, noon to dark at RTC

• The band Confusion performs on stage, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

• Street dance featuring Robby Vee, 8 p.m. to midnight

• Best Western/Z103.3 Bar & Grill Performance Auto Race, 7 p.m. at I-94 Speedway


• Turtle Fest, all day in Perham

• Rodney Yost Horsemanship Clinic, all day at Red Horse Ranch Arena

• Fergus Falls Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at OTCHS

• Running Wild, 9 a.m. to noon at Maplewood State Park

• Great American Think Off, NYM


Summerfest Activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Arts and crafts booths

• Food vendors

• VFW beer garden

• Live entertainment on stage:

• Dog Show starting at 10 a.m.

• Fergus Falls MultiCultural Percussionists, 1 p.m.

• Fergus Falls/Underwood Fury Dance Team, 1:30 p.m.

• Edge Dancers, 2 p.m.

Fergus Falls Tae Kwon Do, 3:30 p.m.

• Kids activities: Pony rides, barrel train, bounce houses, water wars, family activities and more

• Kirkbride tours

• Otter Tail County Historical Society “Myths and Legends, Stories from the State Hospital,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Classic Car Club, noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the RTC

• Dairyland Drive-In Car Show and Shine, 1 to 5 p.m. at Triangle Park

• Parade, 6 p.m., downtown


Father’s Day

• Rodney Yost Horsemanship Clinic, all day at Red Horse Ranch Arena

• The Wander Family Band in Concert, 10:30 to11:30 a.m. at South Immanuel Church in Rothsay


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