Homefest Fun Set For June 24-25


Watford City residents will enjoy one of its busiest weekends of the year and host many class reunions when Homefest is celebrated on June 24-25.

“It’s a big weekend for people to come home. There’s a lot going on,” Mary Gumke, director of the Watford City Chamber of Commerce, said. “It will be a wonderful kickoff to the summer.”

Activities start with a food fest and fun on Main Street from 5 p.m. to midnight central time on Friday, June 24. The street dance will feature live music by Minnesota based band Contention

The food fest will include such favorites as hamburgers, fried treats, ribs and pulled pork. “It’s a good variety,” Gumke said.

On Saturday, June 25, a street fair with food and craft vendors starts at 11 a.m. on Main Street. The McKenzie County Farmers Union’s Kids Zone will offer inflatables.

At noon, the 2016 Homefest Baby Pageant will start. The fun event is open to babies between 0-24 months. Cost for registration is $10 and registration deadline is June 17. For more information, go to http://www.watfordcitychamber.com.

The pageant features parents holding their babies on stage so the public can take a glance at the area’s cutest new residents.

“Everybody gets a prize. Everybody is a winner,” Gumke said.

Music on Main begins at 5 p.m. with a variety of individuals sharing their musical talents.

Other fun on June 25 includes mud volleyball and the Trish Grovos Memorial Golf Scramble. The second annual Watford City Parade of Homes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For updated information on the event, check out http://www.watfordcityparadeofhomes.com.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will showcase local youth talent in the play “The Frog Prince” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the middle school’s media center.

A street dance featuring Jessie Veeder and the Outlaw Sippin’ Band will start entertaining for a street dance starting at 8 p.m.


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