Milaca preps for RecFes

Good bluegrass music isn’t the only thing you’ll find at RecFest next week. An art show, music lessons and a wide variety of food will be on the grounds, as well. In the photo above a youngster enjoys a corn dog at a previous RecFest.

Good bluegrass music isn’t the only thing you’ll find at RecFest next week. An art show, music lessons and a wide variety of food will be on the grounds, as well. In the photo above a youngster enjoys a corn dog at a previous RecFest.

Milaca’s annual bluegrass festival and art fair, RecFest, hosted in historic Recreational Park, is slated for July 26-28 this year.

This three-day event is sponsored by Milaca’s Park Commission and features nine of the region’s most noted bluegrass bands and musicians, educational workshops, instrumental jam sessions, children’s art and entertainment, food and beverage vendors and the RecFest Art Fair, sponsored by the Milaca Fine Arts Council.

“It’s going to be the biggest and best yet,” said Milaca Mayor and event organizer Pete Pedersen.

Bring your lawn chair (“jammers” can bring their instruments) and join area residents for a weekend of bluegrass music and fun.

This year’s event features:

•16 hours of bluegrass music

•Three tents of workshops and jam sessions

•Camping, hiking, golf

•Children’s Art Tent

•Food vendors

•Instrument vendors

All of these activities are available on the banks of the Rum River.

This year’s musical lineup includes Bill & Kate Isles, Roe Family Singers, The Barley Jacks, Northern Lights, Blue Hazard, Loosely Wound, Shaffer’s Lost 40 and the Mathison Family Fiddlers.

The weekend bluegrass festival and art fair tickets are only $20 for all three days of RecFest and the art show. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free, if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the gates.

For more information or questions, call the festival hotline at 320-983-3141.

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