A 'fest'-ful weekend in Perham: Pictures from Oktoberfest and Rib Fest
This past weekend was a busy one for the community of Perham. Along with Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 1, Central Market hosted a Rib Fest that day, and Oktoberfest kicked off on the town's Main Street at 4 p.m., continuing through Saturday.
Autumn has arrived, and the season was reflected in events that took place in Perham over the weekend.
Along with Homecoming on the evening of Friday, Oct. 1, Central Market hosted a Rib Fest that day, and Oktoberfest kicked off on the town's Main Street at 4 p.m., continuing through the evening and into the next day.
This first night of Oktoberfest celebrations — despite rainy, chilly air — consisted of face painting, games, crafts and more. Families lined the sidewalks and streets to participate in games, and sat on hay bales around a comfy and warm fire pit downtown.
There were also hay wagon rides available for anyone interested. These wagons, pulled by a tractor, bumped down the streets of Perham, letting those who rode feel the cool and rainy wind in their hair.
At Rib Fest at Central Market, individuals with United Way cooked and sold ribs for $10 per rack, filling the air with the smell of smoke and barbeque.
Celebrations continued Saturday, Oct. 2, with the second day of Oktoberfest. Even more vendors crowded the streets with art, food and kettle corn. Live music was played, and people over 21 hung out under a tent on Main Street for a beer tasting event.