Langdon Music Fest to be a slammin’ good time

The big event of the summer for Langdon is fast approaching as Music Fest weekend is slated for July 14-15.

Posted 07/07/2017

By Melissa Anderson

The evening of July 14 will feature the annual Langdon Firemen’s Dinner starting at 5 p.m. at the Langdon Activity Center.

The Rendezvous Region Rod Run kicks off that same evening, so after some tasty food that helps support the Langdon firemen, head to Main Street to check out some amazing hot rods.

Saturday has a wide assortment of activities for attendees to enjoy. From the kiddie carnival and street fair to the continuation of the Rod Run car show, the day is filled with things to do.

Make sure you come prepared to eat as there will be food vendors serving up some delicious food items for hungry Music Fest attendees. For dessert, be sure to stop by the Rhubarb festival at the Eagles, a fundraising event for the United Lutheran Church Youth Group.

Saturday’s festivities will kick off early as the Boyd Block Committee along with numerous sponsors host a kiddie carnival with proceeds going to the Boyd Block Plaza. There will be several games based on ages available for the youngest attendees to try their luck at and get a prize.

“This is one of our key fundraisers, and it is so much fun to have,” Karla Rademacher, co-chair for the Boyd Block committee, said.

Saturday will also offer a chance for those in attendance to get a head start on their Christmas shopping on Main Street hold “Christmas in July” sales which are sure to make even Santa pleased. A total of five Langdon area businesses will be participating including Langdon Community Drug, Langdon’s General Store, Quality Specialty Products & Printing, Langdon Floral, and Sew On & Sew North.

“Christmas is a magical holiday and time of year, so we are extending that magic,” Tatiana Davis, owner of Langdon Floral and a part of the sale said.

The big item for kids this year comes courtesy of KNDK as they celebrate 50 years on the airwaves. KNDK will be sponsoring inflatables for the kids to enjoy free of charge. There will be games for all ages on Main Street, making it easy for parents to also enjoy the many businesses that will be open during Music Fest weekend.

It’s not just inflatables available for kids this year as Sew On & Sew North will also be sponsoring a kids pedal pull. Registration will begin at noon on Saturday with the competition starting at 1 p.m. Parents or guardians will need to register the child and sign a release form. The pedal pull will be for ages 4 through 11 as these are state sanctioned age groups that can compete.

Why those ages only? Glad you asked,  as it is because the top two pullers at this pedal pull can go on to compete at the state competition in their age group if they so choose.

Of course, what is Music Fest weekend without the music? This year, attendees will be treated to a contemporary country sound on vocals mixed with a classic rock vibe as Slamabama provides a show that  won’t soon be forgotten.

“We always keep the energy and fun moving toward an out-of-control pace for an intense concert experience for all,” Slamabama states.

Slamabama is a band you won’t want to miss as they make Langdon one of their stops during their tour this year. Advance tickets are available at Quality Specialty Products & Printing, Choice Financial, Farmers & Merchants Bank and the Langdon Area Chamber. Tickets will still be on sale only at Quality Specialty Products & Printing until 3 p.m. the day of the show. Slamabama will take the stage at 9 p.m. giving Langdon a show to remember until 1 a.m.

Music Fest will close out the festivities with a fireworks show once again this year.

“Our wonderful firemen will be lighting off the fireworks at the end of the night,” Mehlhoff said.

For more information on Music Fest, please contact Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Mehlhoff at 701-256-3079.