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Brekke to play Pioneer Fest

Dan Brekke will headline the evening concert and dance at Perham’s Pioneer Fest, set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at Pioneer Park. Activities will take place throughout the day. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Perham’s plans to “refresh” its annual Pioneer Fest celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16 will include a concert and dance headlined by the Dan Brekke Band.

Brekke, a rising star who is featured regularly at Jaspers Theatre in Park Rapids,  is sure to entertain the crowd at Pioneer Park with his foot-stomping, lively version of “Orange Blossom Special.”

Opening the evening is Jeff Oakland from New York Mills in Oakland After Hours. Other musical guests will also entertain when the indoor/outdoor beer garden opens at the Grandview Ballroom at 5 p.m.

Daytime activities between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. include a tractor pull and antique tractor show, classic cars and a vintage and antique doll sale, bake sale and beer stand as well as free outdoor games with bean bags and Frisbees.

Families are also invited to bring Fido along during the day to explore the 25 acre park and have a picnic.

Lakes Country Mountaineers will be having their annual rendezvous campout next door, and guests of Pioneer Fest are welcome to view black powder shooting demonstrations going on throughout the day.

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