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Park Art Fair to feature over 100 vendors, 13 food options

Park Art Fair goers can enjoy a variety of food, take part in a wide range of activities and browse many tents full of interesting merchandise in Mary Park. Jordan Willi / Rivertown Multimedia

After celebrating its 50th anniversary last summer, the New Richmond Park Art Fair has upped its offerings as well as the level of entertainment for its 51st annual event.

This year, the fair will feature over 100 vendors in addition to 13 food vendors, live music and two new events: the Battle of the Bands and New Richmond's Got Talent.

The two-day event kicks off with a sneak peek of the art fair from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 1, which will include around 50 vendors who will set up shop early, as well as all 13 food vendors. From 6-8 p.m. three bands will duke it out for an invitation back to perform at Fun Fest as a lead-in to Thursday or Friday night's musical guests, or as the featured band on Sunday after the parade. Live music from Critical Mass will follow the Battle of the Bands from 8:30-11 p.m.

The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, with all 100-plus vendors opening their stalls and the 13 food booths selling their wares until 5 p.m. New Richmond's Got Talent will close out Saturday's entertainment (starting at 2:30 p.m.) with half a dozen performers taking part in the event. Kids activities on Saturday include: face painting, a magician, helicopter rides, pickleball demonstrations, a climbing wall and the Snake Lady.

This year's food booths include: the VFW — turkey legs and root beer floats; St. Mary's — pulled pork and cheesecake on a stick; American Legion — hot dogs and brats; Bee's Ice Cream — snow cones, slushies and mini donuts; Jamaican Kitchen; DJ's Restaurant — walking tacos; Kettle Korn (Woody); Lucky 8 — gyros; Netty Q's — Italian hot beef and linguine; Roger Koepple; Basic Wyndthorp's (John Betchkal) — crab Mac-N Cheese, curds and burgers; Holy Donut's; and Olde World Almond.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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