Mandan Progress Organization
August 16-17, 2013
August 16-17, 2013--Now in its 4th year, the 2013 "Wild West Grill Fest" will give people one last chance to take over downtown Mandan at summer's end.
The "Grill Fest" is set for Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, at Dykshoorn Park. Grillers will be open from 11am until closing each day. The grilling competition will be held on Saturday Aug 18th with judging beginning at 5pm. The first place and runner up will be presented following the judges decisions.
The event features live music, covered wagon & pony rides and art and craft vendors and a Pride of Dakota tent. Entertainers take the stage starting at 12 p.m. each day, and the beer garden opens at 3 pm on Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday.
The popular party band "ZU-ZU" will rock the park with their great music and showmanship on Firday night from 7:30 pm to 11:30 PM and "Dirty Word", will continue the party into Saturday from 8 PM to 12 PM.
Admission is $5.00 daily. Friday from 11am-2pm there will be no admission charge. Children 12 and under are welcome free of charge and all military, firefighters and police officers will be admitted free upon showing identification. No pets or coolers allowed, you may bring your own lawn chairs.
"Grill, Baby, Grill"!!
11 AM: Gates Open for Grillfest (No Admission from 11 am-2 pm)
12-2 PM: Randy James Band, classic rock
2:15-3:15 PM: Steve Harmon, variety
4-7 PM: Black Cat Rumble
7:30-11:30 PM: ZuZu, appearing for the First Time by request! Sponsored by Schwan Buick GMC Cadillac.
Beer Gardens: Open from 3 p.m. to midnight
11 AM: Gates Open for Grillfest
12-1:45 PM: Tapestry, variety country rock and 50's/60's
2 PM: Brianna Helbling, country
3 PM: Randy Karr, country and 50's/60's
4-5:30 PM: Quintana Biffert, country
5 PM: Grilling Competition by Judges
6-7:05 PM: Johnny Vincent, classic show tunes, 50's/60's & Elvis
8 PM - 12 AM: Dirty Word, high energy, professional quality and family entertainment sponsored by Kupper Automotive.
Beer Gardens: Open from 12 pm to 12 am
Admission Fees: $5.00
Friday 2 PM-11:30 PM
Saturday: 12 PM to 12 AM
Children 12 & Under: Free
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL MILITARY, POLICE, and FIRE PERSONNEL WITH ID!!!!
Free Admission: Friday from 11 AM to 2 PM
STAY TUNED FOR THIS YEARS PARTICIPANTS
2013 Grilling Competition Item:
The Turkey Leg!
Friday, August 16 7:30 PM t 11:30 PMSaturday, August 17 from 8 PM to 12 AM
ArTs & cRaFts BuSiNeSs VEnDoR BoOtHs:
PRIDE OF DAKOTA
THE GRILL DEPOT
PONY & WAGON RIDES FOR KIDS
American Family Insurance Terry Kraft Agency, American Bank Center, Basin Electric, Bill Barth Ford, Corral Sales, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Express Yourself Salon and Day Spa, Fox 26, Mahlum-Goodhart PC, Mandan Chiropractic Clinic, Mandan Sporting Goods, Mandan Guaranty & Title Co., MDU, MidContinent Communications, North Country Inn, Northern Trophy & Silk Screening, Railway Credit Union, Ressler Siding & Windows, Security First Bank of ND, Simes Graphic Design, Starion Financial, State Farm Insurance Norleen Contiz Agency, Tesoro Refinery, Wells Fargo Bank
Mandan Progress Organization hours are
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.