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Crazy-good deals, crazy-good entertainment

Crowds take to the streets of Perham for Crazy Days. Focus file photo

Things are about to get crazy up in here.

This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, the streets of downtown Perham will be filled with crowds of people looking for some crazy-good deals and crazy-good fun.

Crazy Days will provide both.

With more than 40 stores offering special shopping deals and sidewalk sales, and live entertainment, food and other activities going on both days, Crazy Days promises a little fun for all.

"The merchants do a fabulous job of putting really great merchandise out there at really great prices," said Alisa Wold, one of the event's organizers. "There's a lot of stuff to choose from at great deals."

Returning for the fourth year will be fan favorites, the "Keystone Cops," a comedy group comprised of members of the Perham Police Reserve. The "Cops" will be out and about on Main Street, trying to bring law and order to the two-day craziness.

Also "out and about" on Main Street will be musician Paul Imholte, Wold said. Known as a "stringman," the St. Cloud musician sings and plays nearly a dozen traditional instruments, including the fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, harmonica, jaw harp, spoons and hammered dulcimer. He will roam around downtown from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.

"He's a very, very good musician," said Wold.

On Saturday, area singer/guitarist Megan Johnson will perform at various locations around Main Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. She'll carry a small chair with her and perform a few songs here, a few songs there.

Performing both days will be Frazee folk musician, Todd Sisson. He will play outside of The Station House from noon-1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and again at about 9 p.m. both nights inside the new Puzzles bar.

Other Crazy Days activities will include face painting on Saturday, a costume contest for participating merchants, and a charity dunk tank.

The Perham Lions will have their food stand set up, and the Shriners will have a cotton candy stand.

Crazy Days is planned by the Perham Events Committee.