Fun for 'Daze' in Carlton
The annual Carlton Daze festival Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29, featured the Paddlemania whitewater kayaking and rafting event on the St. Louis River, a new pie contest and a visit from the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders.
The 5K race stayed on course with 169 runners, up a few from last year's race.
Long lines formed as the Carlton Fire Station gave away over 600 hot dogs during its open house. After the parade the rootbeer floats are popular with young and old alike each year at the pavillion in front of the fire station.
The berry pie contest had three entries, all blueberry. All participants received a ribbon. Carlton Chamber of Commerce President Shannah Wolf said she hopes to see the event grow in the future.
The Red Barn Festival's band performances Saturday were interrupted by a rainstorm in the afternoon. The first annual family friendly event featured bean bag toss and other games as well as live music.
The parade on Sunday afternoon saw more entries than last year. Many area politicians interacted with the crowds lining the street.
The weekend wound down with the last bands playing into the early evening at The Third Base Bar and VFW.