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Sherri Richards, Published August 09 2009

Summer events: Casselton fest starts Saturday

The residents of Casselton, N.D., are celebrating summer by trying to set a world record.

The highlight of Cass County Summerfest, slated for Thursday through Aug. 16 in Casselton, will be the World Record Fire Truck Parade on Saturday.

Organizers hope to have 200 fire trucks follow the kiddie parade and main parade at 11 a.m.

Saturday’s festivities also include a 5k run, craft fair, dunk tank, bingo, tractor pull, steak fry and street dance.

Other scheduled events are a car show on Thursday, variety show and karaoke on Friday, and pancake feed and community worship on Aug. 16.

For more information, call (701) 347-4540 or visit www.casscountysummer


Other events taking place around the region this week include:

  • Ox Cart Days, Thursday through Aug. 16, Crookston, Minn. Event includes battle of the bands, street fair, races, parade, dances and classic car show. For details, call (218) 281-4320 or visit www.visitcrookston.


  • DaleFest Downtown, 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Live music and art. Call (701) 478-1000 or visit www.


  • Turkey BBQ Days, Friday and Saturday, Ulen, Minn. Children’s theater, talent show, dance, fireworks, parade, car show plus turkey barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (218) 596-8849 or visit www.ulenmn.com.

  • Sullys Hill Family Nature Festival, noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, Devils Lake, N.D. Family activities including dance and drumming performances, hay rides, animal demonstrations, tree climbing and displays in new visitors center. Call (701) 766-4272 for information.

  • Pioneer Days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 16, Bonanzaville, 1351 W. Main Ave., West Fargo. Music, square dancing, threshing and tractor demonstrations, crafts and food recalls the lives of western pioneers. Call (701) 282-2822 or visit www.


  • Heritage Days, Saturday and Aug. 16, 219 20th St. N.E., Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minn. Parade, displays and demonstrations, antique tractor pull, musicians and pork dinner. Call (218) 773-3952 or visit www.egfheritage.com.

    Readers can reach Forum reporter Sherri Richards at (701) 241-5556