Arborg Street Festival full of talent

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The streets will be buzzing again in Arborg this year for the fifth edition of the Arborg Street Festival which will take place Aug. 16 and 17.

There will be many activities, both returning and new for this year’s event. The success of the inaugural Interlake’s Got Talent competition has prompted organizers to have it return to the Arborg Street Festival again this year on Aug. 17.

“There’s a $2,400 payout split up between the winners of different categories,” event organizer Susan Bauernhuber told The Interlake Spectator. She also said that the street hockey tournament (Aug. 17) and the Duck Race next to the railroad bridge (Aug. 16) will also take place again this year.

“Last year, the person who won (the Duck Race) took home over $1,200,” she added.

Country band Four Mile Road, which include Eriksdale’s Natalie Roth and Louise Anderson, will perform at 7 p.m. on the Library Park Stage on Aug. 16 and the night will end with fireworks from the ball diamonds. On Aug. 17, there will be a wide array of events including a dog show at Chicken Chef at 1 p.m., Target Master at the Noventis Credit Union parking lot from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Canadian Wrestling’s Elite making their second straight visit to the Street Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. outside Chicken Chef.

Along with funding from local businesses, the event was also made possible with fundraising efforts with help from Arborg Bakery earlier this summer.

Bauernhuber said that visitors should expect “a fun time.”

“Everything is local. We try to keep all of the talent as local as possible,” she said. “It’s a nice friendly thank-you (from local businesses) to all of our customers.”

For more information and a schedule of events, visit the Arborg Street Festival Facebook page or townofarborg.com/news-events.

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