||Winsted Summer Festival coming in August
Activities and smiles are plentiful in Winsted, especially during the annual Winsted Summer Festival the second weekend of August.
The festival is typically a weekend event that includes a canoe race, fun run, two parades, food, sand volleyball, a bean bag tournament, a children’s treasure hunt, live music, fireworks, and much more.
Winsted royalty are usually crowned the last day of the festival. The 2012-13 Winsted Ambassadors are Kimberly Condon, Amanda Ebert, and Leigha Felder.
In 2012, the city celebrated its 125th, or quasquicentennial, anniversary in conjunction with the annual summer festival. In addition to weekend activities, the event included attractions each evening of the week, such as a karaoke contest, square dancing, quilt exhibit, pie eating contest, movie in the park, historical presentation, and choir concert.
“We got a lot of great, positive feedback,” organizer Dale Maus said.
According to Maus, the Winsted Summer Festival committee plans to review the activities it typically offers before finalizing the 2013 schedule.
Anyone who would like more information about the upcoming celebration, or is interested in being on the committee, can contact Dale Maus at (320) 485-3825 or e-mail him at email@example.com.