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Turtle Races are a staple of summertime in Perham.

Turtles races in Perham June through August

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In the summer, Wednesdays in Perham mean one thing: turtle races.

It's on those days when locals, tourists and visitors from throughout the region converge in the city's downtown park to see what turtle - and racing companion - will be crowned the ultimate champion.


But it's not all about the competition of the races. In fact, Perham Chamber of Commerce Director Dan Schroeder said it's really about having fun and enjoying the natural resources this area has to offer.

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