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Bite of Park Rapids returns on Sunday, July 13

Midori Marcum, owner of Midori’s Peace in Pine River, is one of the art vendors who will return to the Bite of Park Rapids Food & Art Fair.

The 4th Annual Bite of Park Rapids Food & Art Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 with local restaurants offering food, a beer garden, live music, face painting, caricatures, inflatable park, food races and an art fair showcasing original works in wood, pottery, visual art and jewelry.

Head downtown for a fun day of tasting, sampling, enjoying music and shopping. Sponsors are the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, R.D. Offutt Company Farm Division and Black Swan Cooperage.

The schedule is as follows:

11 a.m. – Art Fair and Food Booths open

11 a.m.-Noon – Music by “Hog Rooster”

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. – Music by “Dead Horses”

1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Food Contests

2:30-4 p.m. – Music by “Stereo Mystics”

Dead Horses

Based in Northeastern Wisconsin, “Dead Horses” bring a modern approach to American roots music, with a style they’ve dubbed folkgrass. This 4-piece band, comprised of two guitars, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass, combines fine introspective songwriting with some of the best pickers and singers in the Midwest. The group is led by the sweet voice of singer/guitarist Sarah Vos, winner of the 2013 Upper-Midwest Singer-Songwriter Competition. Their debut 2012 album, Back to Life, got heavy airplay on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Simply Folk.” Dead Horses were also nominated for a 2012 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Award in the category of Bluegrass/Americana.

Hog Rooster

Brothers Jacob and Owen started playing together as “Hog Rooster” in 2012. They both have a passion for listening, writing, learning and playing music. Jacob is one year older than Owen and plays guitar, mandolin, ukelele and piano. Jacob enjoys singing and expanding his vocal range and style. He has been writing songs since 2011. Owen plays bass, trumpet and sings harmony on many songs and continues to grow as a musician and as a vocalist. The boys are under the instruction of Steve Reiter, a local musician with a long history of guitar, bass, mandolin and vocal performance.

Stereo Mystics

“Stereo Mystics” is a local band featuring Josh Boterman, Roger Fenzel, Chris Henke and Stan Lindahl. These four extraordinarily talented musicians bring their rock, jazz and blues influences to hair raising proportions.

Sarah Smith

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