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Long X Arts Foundation to Revive Homefest Art in the Park and Host Missoula Children's Theater


The McKenzie County Long X Arts Foundation will revive an old Homefest Tradition by hosting Art in the Park, Saturday, June 23rd from 11 am – 6 pm at the Watford City Children's Park on Main Street.

The Art in the Park event is in conjunction with the Watford City Chamber festivities hosted on Main Street that weekend. Artists, crafters, bakers and makers are invited to showcase and sell their work in the shade of a tent. A booth space is only $25. Registration includes a ten-foot table, two chairs and artists keep one hundred percent of their sales.

Entertainment for the day includes traditional country music by the popular Merrill Piepkorn and the Radio Stars from 12:30 to 2 pm while the Watford City Lions Club serve burgers for lunch. Following The Radio Stars, Tim Ritter and Amanda Johnson will take the stage for more entertainment.

Families will enjoy free art activities, face painting, and a chalk walk and Watford City Parks and Recreation will be hosting a sand volleyball tournament in the park starting at 2 pm. To register a team or participate as an individual contact Watford City Parks and Recreation at 701-842-3665.

Register as an art vendor online at or contact Jessie at longxart[email protected] or 701-770-8659.

Homefest is looking for food and non-art vendors. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 701-570-5084 or [email protected]

The Long X Arts Foundation will also be hosting the Missoula Children's Theater's production of Peter and Wendy, a weeklong musical theater residency and theater and performance for children grades 1-8. Participation is FREE. Auditions begin Monday, June 18 at 11:30 at the Watford City Intermediate School and rehearsals run from Tuesday, June 19-Friday, June 22 from 11:30 – 4 pm. Performances are Friday, June 22 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 23 at 10 am at the Intermediate School Media Center. $5 admission.

Register your child for this wonderful opportunity at or contact Jessie at [email protected] or 701-770-8659.


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