Legends & Logging Festival
Friday August 10th 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday August 11th 9 am - 6 pm
Park Rapids Antique Tractor Club Grounds
East Forty show grounds on County Rd #6 (Henrietta Avenue) 1/2 mile south of Highway 34 (across from the Hubbard County transfer station)
Legends and Logging will celebrate our area's history, culture, artisans and food Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 & 11 at the Park Rapids Antique Tractor Club Grounds.
Skilled chainsaw artists and fiercely competitive loggers will entertain, loons and loony contests will call, and artisans and crafters will engage visitors.
We will also have beekeepers, farmer's market vendors with demonstrations of their craft, spinning, a cooperage demonstration,a chili & hot wings contest.
Kids’ activities will including face painting , Arvig Inflatable Bouncies (Friday 4 - 8 pm), minnow races, crawfish races (Saturday only) and wonderful down home, foot stomping blue grass, country and folk music throughout both days.
In 2012, world record-holding lumberjacks will be back to compete. Logging Days, Park Rapids' signature event for more than 25 years, was established to honor the rich heritage of logging in this neck of the woods. Logging events feature World Champion and World Record-Breaking Lumberjacks and Lumberjills competing in wood chopping and sawing contests. Points these skilled competitors earn here will count toward the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI.
Master chainsaw carvers will create north woods masterpieces during several demonstrations. Competition will be keen as the chips fly and a masterpiece emerges from a raw piece of wood. All finished carvings will be auctioned off to the highest bidders.
Visitors will find the unique creations of area artisans at The Market Place. There will also be demonstrations throughout the day. Check back for more information.
Food vendors serve a variety of fare from buffalo burgers and corn on the cob to fresh fruit and smoothies. A Chili and Hot Wings cook-off contest will be sponsored by DeLaHunt Broadcasting.
Terrapin Station will be providing musical entertainment from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Jim Burt & Larry Kimball, Folk Rock and Blues
Thankful Dirt, Darren and Molly Matthews, the Indie/Americana Des Moines-based songwriting duo Thankful Dirt, developed their musical artistry steeped in Iowa's music scene, a scene as fertile as Iowa soil. Since joining musical forces in October of 2008, they've performed at various Iowa venues, including coffee shops, benefits, and area bars. Quality performances attract a loyal following. Though their musical backgrounds differ, electricity sparks when they write and perform songs. Molly's voice- ethereal, complex, and evocative- compliments Darren's masterful guitar playing.
The Hollands are seasoned concert performers, engaging audiences with their intimate merrymaking. They are a full-time internationally touring family based in the US via Australia. Their knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a long separates them from the typical observation performance. Jana's deep minor tones and angelic voice offer solace to any who listen. She sets the mood and embraces your mind with her poetic yet ground level lyrics. Delicate and beautiful harmonies are added by daughter and gifted vocalist, Graciana Holland. Craig, a native of Australia, began his music career playing punk, including a 7 year stint in Ballydowse, a Chicago-based Celtic Punk band recorded by famed indie producer, Steve Albini. Craig offers the element of unique sound that pulls the music of The Hollands! in a different direction than traditional folk. When Craig is playing the Taylor acoustic, the rhythms are almost Celtic by nature. Family focused shows include the youngest Holland, "Banjo" on the Cajon’ and other percussion instruments.
By the end of their performance, audiences will feel like they are part of the band. This is the experience and magic that happens when The Hollands! come to town.
The Hollands! are members of the International Folk Alliance, Concerts in Your Home- USA, Australia and Europe. http://www.thehollands.org/
No Grass Limit is a new and up and coming bluegrass band with over 100 years of musical experience. With original tunes of tales, life lessons, and love, No Grass Limit truly sets themselves apart from any bluegrass band. And, for all you traditional bluegrassers out there, fear not, we definitely play the songs you know and love.
Good Noise Eclectic music by eclectic people. Good Noise makes high energy music and puts their own spin on tunes from nearly every genre under the sun. Hailing from Bemidji, this high energy five-piece band spans a wide range of musical styles: vocals and guitar, Eric Carlson; vocals and keys, Katie Houg; vocals, cello and saxophone, Brett Cease; drums, Mark Bauer and electric violin, Jordan Lindquist. https://www.facebook.com/goodnoisebemidji
Winston Drei Tod We were all born in Minnesota; as a result that is where we are from. We all met up at the tender age of 18. The three of us have diverse backgrounds in making noises with certain pitches. We all have a job in the band that shapes the way the different pitches are formed and put together. That's the magic of Winston Drei Tod. Without one of us, it would be a completely different by-product.
Other activities will include the Park Rapids firefighters' water fights on Main Street Thursday, Aug. 9, Arvig Summer Fun Bouncies (see flyer below) the annual Sweet Corn and Burger Feed at the Park Rapids American Legion Friday, Aug. 10 and the Northern Knights Car Club's Run to the Rapids Aug. 9 & 10.