Richwood Winery's Summer Solstice Festival set for June 18

Richwood Winery's Summer Solstice Festival is set for Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 8 p.m. Besides live music by not just one, but two different acts, there will also be wine, food, arts and craft vendors, games for the kids and plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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Richwood Winery's Summer Solstice Festival is a family-friendly gathering that includes live music, yard games, art and craft vendors, a food truck, and of course, an opportunity to experience the winery's unique vintages (for those age 21 and up).
Vicki Gerdes / Detroit Lakes Tribune

DETROIT LAKES — Richwood Winery, located just outside the tiny hamlet of Richwood north of Detroit Lakes, is getting ready to host one of its two main seasonal events: The Summer Solstice Festival, which gets underway this Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.

While the event takes place rain or shine, organizers always hope for good weather to bring in the crowds, said Richwood Winery Coordinator Deborah Krogsgaard.

Typically, it brings in about 300 people each year, with a family-friendly atmosphere that includes yard games for the kids as well as about a dozen arts and craft vendors, a food truck — courtesy of Osage's Blue Line Barbecue — and live music.

Those interested in signing up to be a vendor at the festival can contact Krogsgaard at 651-283-7930, she added.

"We will accept vendors right up until the morning of the festival," Krogsgaard said. "The more the merrier!"


Live music will also be playing, with Detroit Lakes' own Dan Holt and JustUs both scheduled to perform. Holt takes the stage promptly at 2 p.m., and will play until approximately 4:30, while JustUs is set to perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The gates close at 8 p.m., Krogsgaard added.

"We also have live music every Saturday this summer," she said.

If you go

What: Summer Solstice Festival
When: Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Callaway
Admission: Free for those under age 21, $10 for adults. No tickets will be sold in advance; must be purchased at the festival, and each admission includes a free wine glass.
More Info: Call 218-844-5990, email or visit .

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at
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