Mandan News

Wild West Grill Fest begins Aug. 16

The Wild West Grill Fest, planned for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, at Dykshoorn Park is looking for vendors who would like to participate in the event.

Eight restaurants and catering services will be participating in the Grill Fest. They are Dean’s Steakhouse, Harvest Grill and Restaurant, AJ Catering, Norm’s Eatery, The Walrus, Famous Dave’s, Space Aliens and Central Market. There also will be a large Pride of Dakota vendor tent on the park grounds.

This year’s featured music groups are Zu Zu Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and Dirty Word at 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17. Quintana Biffert will also be performing on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Dykshoorn Park. Music will begin in the park both days at 12 p.m. noon, with various venues of music throughout the day.

If your business or organization or if you are a craft vendor and want to participate, call the Mandan Progress Organization at 751-2983. Booth space is limited; an estimated 6,000 people are expected to participate in the event.