Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than 'Turtle Fest' in Perham. A busy weekend festival with lots going on -- at a pace much faster than its name would suggest.

Perham is just a little more than an hour-and-a-half north & east up Highway 10 from Saint Cloud in Otter Tail County.

Perham's big summer celebration features kid's events, magic and fun shows, vendors, the grand parade this evening, turtle races, train rides, and many more events are on tap.

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Today, June 18th

  • 8am to 1pm - RDO Farmers Market at NP Park – W. Main Street.
  • 10am to 2pm - Trolley Rides to and from the Chamber & Ma’s Little Red Barn.
  • 10am to 6pm - Main Street Fair Craft & Food Vendors on Main Street.
  • 10am to 3pm - Rib Fest at Central Market.
  • 10am to 5pm - Used Book Sale at the Perham Library at the Perham Library.
  • 10:30 am - Turtle Races at Turtle Park – E. Main Street.
  • 10:30am till gone - Free Ice Cream Treats to celebrate Dairy Month at United Community Bank in Perham, Dent & Frazee.
  • 11am-3pm Music by Tony O Music Man playing by the Main St. Stop Lights.
  • 11am to 2pm: Face Painting sponsored by The Back Porch on Main Street.
  • 12 noonish Bingo hosted by Perham Boys Basketball at Turtle Race Park (after Turtle Races are done and tables can be setup).
  • 1pm -  Totally Turtles with Roots & Wings Wildlings, a free 45-minute session for kids in the Library Park.
  • 3 to 6pm - Block Party with kids games, etc., and 6:30-10:30pm music by Patrick Murphy.
  • 4pm - Baseball Tournament
  • 6:30pm -  Grand Parade. Click here for parade route.
  • 9pm to Midnight - Live Music by TRIP WIRE at the Brew on Main Street.
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Saturday, June 19

  • All Day Coldwell Banker All City Rummage Sale in the Perham area.
  • 7am to 11am - Perham Fire Dept. Pancake Feed at the Fire Station.
  • 8am to 1pm - Farmers Market at NP Park – W. Main Street.
  • 8am - 5k & 10k at Arvig Park – Sign up on www.perhamhalfmarathon.com.
  • 10am to 2pm - Trolley Rides to and from the Chamber & Ma’s Little Red Barn.
  • 10am to 6pm - Main Street Fair Craft & Food Vendors on Main Street.
  • 10am / 12:30pm / 3pm / 6:30pm - Baseball Tournament
  • 11am to 4pm - Zoo Animals from Trowbridge Creek Zoo on East Main Street.
  • 11 to 4pm - IMAGINICK -Nick Bretz Magician on Main Street.
  • 11:15am - PANCAKE EATING CONTEST at the Fire Department (after the morning Pancake Feed).
  • 4pm to 6pm Seafood Boil on Main Street with proceeds going to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Youth Group. Tickets are $25.
  • 7pm to 9pm - Live Music by Zach Thomas, then 9pm to Midnight Live Music by 32 Below at the Brew Tent on Main Street.
  • Dusk - FIREWORKS at the E.O.T. County Fairgrounds.

Sunday, June 20

  • 8am to Noon - Rotary Breakfast at Lakes Café
  • 10am / 12:30pm / 3pm / 6:30pm - Baseball Tournament

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