To top off the organization's 40th Anniversary season, the Nemeth Art Center will host another; "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"- Wild Rice Festival in downtown Park Rapids October 21st, 2017.
This year’s celebration will be held outdoors on 3rd street, just east of highway 71 next to Depot Park. Admission is free and the event will run from 10 am to 8 pm.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side will present an opportunity for attendees to connect directly with vendors of authentic wild rice, discover the unique strains of wild rice found in the rivers and lakes throughout the region and learn how local wild rice is harvested and processed.
New this year, arts and crafts vendors are invited to participate in the wild rice festival. A wide variety of vendors will be represented including, artists, furniture, jewelry, hand drum makers and many more!
Attendees are encouraged to perform a song, poem or share a story about wild rice on an open mic stage hosted by Park Rapid's own Eddie Lee Kidd. All open mic performers should sign up at the sound board the day of the event.
Free kids activities including; painting and hula hooping will be available throughout the day.
We hope to build on the success of last year's event, so please help spread the word with your friends and family!
Find the 2017 Wild Rice Festival Event Page: here.