As we show you another one of the many festival stories we’ve covered
this summer, none may be as unique as this story. At the annual Sauk
Rapids Food Fest, DigElog Sauk Rapids had a chance to catch up with
Minnesota strong man, Danny King. King competes in the 175 lb strong
man division, but don’t be fooled by his “low” weight. Some of the
lighter participants at this competition can lift over twice their own
body weight! Watch this exclusive interview and see all the highlights
from this event.
The second annual Ducky Race was held as a part of the Sauk Rapids River Days festival on Saturday, June 28th, 2008. Participants adopted Duckys for $5 each and the top 8 ducks crossing the finish line along with the very last duck received monetary winnings. The first place winner, Jack Machula from Buffalo won $1000. The 8 remaining winners won $250 each for a total of $3000 in prize money. The race was held in the Mississippi river starting just below the Bridge Of Hope.
The Ducky Race culminated another fantastic 3 day event for Sauk Rapids beginning with the Pageant on Thursday evening, followed by the parade Friday and Food Fest on Saturday. Stay tuned to DigElogSAUKRAPIDS for more Sauk Rapids River Days exclusive video coverage of these events.
Thursday, June 25 Miss Sauk Rapids Scholarship Pageant 7:00 p.m. Performing Arts Center Sauk Rapids-Rice High School $10 Adult Admission at the door ($5 age 10 and under)
A Royalty Reception for Visiting Royalty will be held prior to the Pageant at 5:00 p.m. in the High School Commons
Friday, June 26 Rapids River Days Parade 5:00 p.m. Line-up on 11th Street North 6:00 p.m. START ROUTE begins near Pleasantview Elementary School on 6th Ave North and ends at SR-R Middle School on 1st Street South
Please submit a PARADE APPLICATION by May 22, 2009 $100 entry fee per Business $50 entry fee per Non-Profit Org. $20 entry fee per Royalty Unit, Dignitary unit
Saturday, June 27 Rapids River Food Fest 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sauk Rapids Municipal Park, off N. Benton Drive Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Shuttle Service
Blue Tokens are purchased for all food, beverages & activities: 50¢ each; (bag of 20 = $10; bag of 40 = $20) Yellow Tokens are purchased for beer @ $2 each
Family activities are available throughout the day including water wars, pony rides, inflatable bouncers, and dunk tank
Live Band Entertainment on stage at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Raffle Drawings at 7:30 p.m.
MN State Strongman Championships 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sauk Rapids Municipal Park
Fire Department Waterball Fights 1:00 p.m. Sauk Rapids Municipal Park
Rapids River Ducky Race 6:00 p.m. Mississippi River, Sauk Rapids Municipal Park $5 Adopt-A Duck Raffle Tickets sold before race First Place wins $1,000! Last Place wins $250; plus seven winners of $250
Our coverage of Food
Fest continues as we take an inside look at the strong man
competition. This story features an interview with a strong man
competitor as well as numerous displays of superhuman strength. Watch
as these competitors dazzled the audience with their impressive
It’s that time of
year again. Sauk Rapids hosted its annual outdoor festival, Food
Fest. There was much to do and much to eat at Municipal Park. This
story features an inside look at the friendly competition of “water
ball.” Stay tuned for more in depth coverage of Food Fest.