21st Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest set for July 22-23

The big event of the summer for Langdon, is of course, Music Fest weekend which is scheduled for July 22-23.

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Posted on 7/16/16

By Melissa Anderson

Friday, July 22 will have the  Eagles Auxillary holding their annual fundraiser luncheon begining at 11 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. The evening of July 22 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 at 6 p.m. so after some tasty food that helps support the Langdon Volunteer Firemen, head to main street of Langdon to check out some amazing hot rods. This will be the 10th Annual Rendezvous Region Rod Run and it’s organizers are looking to have a fantastic showcase this year.

The events for car enthusiasts to show off their loudest mufflers, slowest drags, and smokiest burnouts begins at 7:30 pm. A special feature will be the appearance of the Raging Inferno which will take place at 9:30 p.m.

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.

The kiddie carnival will be located at Boyd Block Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. till noon and will offer a variety of age specific activities for children to enjoy.

The Rendezvous Region Rod Run, located on Main Street, will re-open for the day beginning at 10 a.m.

During the festivities of Music Fest the following area businesses will be having a Christmas in July sale (see ads on Page 10 for specific business deals): Langdon Drug, Langdon Floral, Langdon’s General Store, Langdon Hardware, Junque Decor, Sew On & Sew North, Cutting Edges Hair Salon and Quality Specialty Products and Printing.

A pie and coffee fundraiser for the Langdon Senior Center will begin at 9 a.m., and there will also be food vendors serving up some delicious food items for those 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.

The afternoon events have exciting happenings as there will be an antique tractor pull. This event will be held on the west side of Dan’s Truck and Car Wash located west of Langdon on Highway 5. The pull is open to locals.

For the tractor pull, tractors can be 1975 or older and continuous production models 40 year rule is in effect. The driver must be weighed with the tractor the day of the pull on the same scale as their competitors.

Tractors must have stock appearing frames, transmissions, rear end and axle housing or manufacturer’s replacement for that family of tractor.

Maximum height for the drawbar is 20 inches from the ground to top of hooking point and at least 18 inches from rear of draw pin hole to center of axle. All drawbars must be in a fixed position.

Tractor and skid must remain within the boundaries of the course during the pull, or distance will be marked at point of exit. Tractors will be scored by distance pulled.

Only one pull is allowed for each tractor per class. Pull is ended when tractor engine stalls or forward motion stops. No jerking or hole digging will be allowed.

For a good laugh during Music Fest look no further than “Mylo Hatzenbuhler”, also known as the “Strasburg Superstar” who will be bringing his “original rock ‘n’ roll farmboy” show to the Langdon Area starting at 5 p.m. at the Langdon Eagles Club. The event is hosted by Choice Financia and Eagles.

Hatzenbuhler’s act is a musical comedy that will leave everyone in fits, giggles, and wiggling along to the beat as he performs. Clyde Bauman, professional musician and entertainer from Bismarck, is the creator and portrayer of the character “Mylo Hatzenbuhler”. Bauman along with wife, Janet who portrays “Mylo’s” wife “Emma”, have been entertaining the people of North Dakota with their one of kind show since 1986. The Bauman’s are also well known programs of gospel and inspirational songs.

Two Way Crossing will be provide the music for Music Fest. One of the hottest acts on the Nashville scene, Two Way Crossing mixes country and pop to provide an energizing performance for crowds across the country. Two Way Crossing’s  mesmerizing vocals, melodies and catchy beats are sure to be a crowd pleaser and coupled with their well-rehearsed, high energy stage show, the 21st Annual Music Fest will be unforgettable.

The Two Way Crossing takes to the stage at 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Tickets for the show are available at Choice Financial Bank, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce, Quality Specialty Products and Printing and US Bank. Adults are $20 at the gate, $17 in advance. Kids age 6-12 are $5 at the gate and $4 in advance. Children aged 5 and under are free. Advanced tickets will only be available until 3 p.m. on July 23 at Quality Specialty Products and Printing.

At 12:30 a.m. the Langdon Firemen will set off an impressive display of fireworks to conclude the weekend fun.

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

If you are interested in entering the Antique Tractor Pull please contact Chase Heck at 701-238-2633 to enter. For more information regarding Music Fest please contact Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Director Barb Mehlhoff at 701-256-3079.

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