Along with showcasing regional artists and musicians, the Wild Rice Festival will present an opportunity for attendees to stock up on authentic wild rice, discover the terroir of the different strains of wild rice found in the rivers and lakes throughout the region and learn how local wild rice is harvested and processed.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side Performance & Presentation Schedule 10 :00 am Doors Open 10:15 - 11:00 Eddie Lee Kidd (Music) 11:15 - 11:45 Emily Derke- Birch bark Star Making (Presentation) Noon–12:45 Karen Townsend and Her Accordion (Music) 1:00 – 1:30 Sandra Hernandez -Winnowing & Sage Baskets (Presentation) 1:45 – 2:30 Elisa Korenne (music) 2:30 – 2:45 Wild Rice Hot Dish Contest Awards- Judged by Amy Thielen 3:00 – 3:45 Amanda Standalone (Music) 4:00 – 4:30 Friends of the Headwaters (Presentation) 4:45 – 5:30 Sonny Johnson (Music) 5:45 – 6:15 Simon Zornes- Wild Rice Species & Processing (Presentation) 6:30 – 7:15 Annie Humphrey (Music) 7:30 – 8:00 Honor the Earth (Presentation) 8:15 – 9:00 Corey Medina (Music) 9:00 – 9:45 Duluth Spin Collective -(Fire Dancing) 10:00 –11:00 Corey Medina 11:00 –12:00 DJs ESP & Casey Borchert
Celebrity Chef Amy Thielen will judge a wild rice hot dish contest that will run from noon to 2 pm. The cost to enter the hot dish contest is $10, with a cash prize paid out for the judge's choice and a gift basket awarded to the peoples' choice award winner. More information including contest rules and entry form, visit the Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce website or call: 218.732.4111. Last but not least, there will be a wide variety of food available for purchase at the Wild Rice Festival.
Admission to the Wild Rice Festival is $8 per adult and $5 per child. Members to the Nemeth Art Center and their families receive free admission to the event. Armory Square is located at 203 Park Ave S Park Rapids, Minnesota. If you would like to exhibit your artwork, sell wild rice or volunteer at the wild rice festival contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”