Celebrating all things Carlton

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The streets in and around Carlton filled up with people over a spectacularly sunny weekend for the annual Carlton Daze celebration.

There was something for everyone.

Jazz at the Oldenberg House. Sporting events. Food. Horseshoes. More food. Disc golf. Poker. Bingo. More food. A polka church service on Sunday. Bean bags.

Local runners, big and small, kicked off the long weekend with races on Friday night.

Runners from around the country took it up a notch Saturday morning, starting and ending the 50-mile Voyageur Trail Ultramarathon at Carlton High School.

Kayakers descended on the nearby St. Louis River for the Paddlemania event. Spectators lined the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park to watch the finish of the kayak races, occasionally moving out of the way for ultramarathon runners as they reached the final leg of their race.

In downtown Carlton Saturday, classic cars filled both sides of Chestnut Avenue, while all kinds of activities came and went, including food, music and more.

Things wrapped up on Sunday with the Carlton Days Parade attended by all ages, a mini-tractor pull, fun with firefighters and free root beer floats for all.

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PHOTOS BY TYLER NORTHEY, JANA PETERSON AND CATHIE ANDERSON

TEXT BY TYLER NORTHEY AND JANA PETERSON