Langdon heating up for Music Fest Weekend July 24-25

As the long days of summer get hotter, the anticipation for Langdon’s Music Fest weekend climbs as well.


Posted on 7/18/15

By Melissa Anderson

The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) has an exciting weekend of family, fun and music slated the weekend of July 24 as the LACC celebrates 20 years of Music Fest.

“Music Fest was started by a group of individuals that had the foresight to see the possibilities of Music Fest to showcase Langdon as the Gateway to the Rendezvous Region tourism area,” Barb Mehlhoff, Executive Director for the LACC, stated.

Music Fest was started 20 years ago by Diane Reinhardt, Steve Andreson and Dan “Hoppy” Haugen. The event has grown over the years and now is a primary event that many in the area look forward to every year.

The weekend kicks off at the Eagles in Langdon as the Ladies Eagles Auxiliary holds a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 24.

That same evening, the Rendezvous Region Rod Run will begin on main street of Langdon. The show will feature classic and custom cars. There will be family-orientated games for the kids such as a pit crew challenge and Hot Wheels drag race on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those interested in showing off their hot rod can register day of at a cost of $20. Registration forms can be found at all car related locations in Langdon or at Langdon City Hall.

The Langdon Fireman’s Dinner will be held at the Langdon Activity Center beginning at 5 p.m. and will go until 8 p.m. on July 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and a small donation for kids will be accepted. Tickets are available at area businesses, at the door, or can be purchased from any fireman.

A free street dance sponsored by the Eagles and Sporty’s Bar and Grill begins at 9 p.m. on Friday night, featuring Kulland and the Gang, who will play until 1 a.m.

The festivities start up again on Saturday with coffee and donuts being served at the Senior Center beginning at 9 a.m. Fun events for the kids as the Boyd Block Kiddie Carnival begin at 10 a.m. The carnival will have typical games for kids such as duck pond, fishing, and a football game. Prizes will include carnival prizes along with a new prize of Dairy Queen tokens.

This carnival will also have prizes suitable for toddlers like coloring books, bubbles and sunglasses. The carnival was put together by the Cavalier County Job Development Authority with 15 local business sponsoring each booth.

The Cardinal Sports Boosters will be holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament during the morning hours for youth to participate in.

Local businesses will also be participating in sidewalk sales. Businesses such as Quality Printing, Langdon Community Drug, Langdon’s General Store, Langdon Floral, Sew On and Sew North and many more according to Mehlhoff.

“We do street fairs ’cause some home-based business like to participate. If anybody wants to set up, they can contact me,” Mehlhoff said.

Food vendors will also be on location with Mexican Munchies, cotton candy, a pierogi stand and Phillips Catering offering good food to go with good times to be had during the day. Don’t forget to cool off with a cool treat of shaved ice.

Rhubarb lovers take note, Rhubarb Fest will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the back of the Eagles. The event is sponsored by the United Lutheran Youth Groups as a fundraiser for their mission trip every year.

A favorite of North Dakota, the Johnny Holm Band, will be the spotlight entertainment this year with the show beginning at 9 p.m. and going until 12:30 a.m.

Advance wristbands are $17  for ages 12 & up. Kids between 5 and 11 are $4. At-the-gate prices will be $20 for ages 12 and up. Kids between 5 and 11 are $5. Children under 5 are free.

The weekend finishes with a bang as the LACC and Langdon Fire Department set off a fireworks show on Saturday night after the Johnny Holms Band concert.