The Sauk Rapids Food Fest is probably my favorite event of the summer because it's a celebration totally focused on one true love! They've got over 25 food vendors all in one location serving up; smoked turkey legs, burgers, brats, BBQ brisket, crab fritters, BBQ chicken wings, gyros, loaded potatoes, hot roast beef, taco-in-a-bag, wantons, shish-kabobs, fries, nachos, cheese curds AND SO MUCH MORE! SERIOUSLY! Don't even get me started on all of the delicious dessert options...Here are the 9 things you need to know if you're planning on attending this year's event.


1. The weather isn't looking very bring a poncho and an umbrella.

2. The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 and goes until 8 p.m.

3. It's at Municipal Park in Sauk Rapids along Benton Drive. Admission is free and so is parking!

4. Blue tokens must be purchased for all food, beverages and games...they cost $1 each.

5. There's a variety of events and activities that run all day including; water wars, inflatable bouncers, pony rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, bungee run and Wes the Balloon Guy will be on-hand.

6. Yellow tokens must be purchased for beer...they're $3 each at the Beer Garden.

7. There'll be live music on stage (Kevin Lange & the Mississippi Drifters, Mallrats, Honey Badgers)

8. Crafts and local products will be on-sale all day in the Open Pavilion.

9. There's a strong man/strong woman competition that starts at 11 a.m.

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