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Montrose-Waverly fair May 12
May 7, 2012

By Starrla Cray
Staff Writer

MONTROSE, WAVERLY, MN – Celebrate spring with a relaxing day at the Montrose-Waverly Craft and Community Fair Saturday, May 12 at Railroad Park and Village Hall in Waverly.

It’s the perfect place to listen to live music, shop for one-of-a-kind artwork, savor delicious treats, and socialize with friends and family.

“We have a little bit of everything,” said Montrose-Waverly Chamber of Commerce President Melissa Morris. “It is a fun event. Everybody had a wonderful time last year.”

The free-admission fair goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music starting at 9:30 a.m.

Like last year, the fair coincides with the citywide garage sale day.

One 2012 highlight is the lineup of musicians, which includes Byron Sheppard, Jim Kirkendahl, Becca Bloch, Randy Norby, Jon Finley, David Hooten, and Montrose siblings Andrew and Calista Jacobson.

“The musicians are extremely talented,” Morris said.

While people listen to music, they are welcome to browse a wide selection of arts and crafts items such as purses, jewelry, household items, unique décor, and much more. They will also have an opportunity to chat with local business representatives.

Space for vendors
Anyone who is interested in being a vendor should contact Morris.

“Since we’ll be in the park, we’ll have plenty of space,” she said, adding that in case of inclement weather, vendors could move to Village Hall.

Each 10-by-10-foot booth is $50, and corner booths are $75. Vendors can use their own tables, or they can rent one for an additional $10.

A flavorful day
Food will be another fun attraction at this year’s fair.

“We’ll have everything from fried cheese curds to build-your-own burgers to cotton candy to homemade ice cream,” Morris said.

A pie-eating contest – with prizes – will start at 1 p.m., with both a child and adult competition. Children can also play in inflatable bounce houses.

Wild water games
Fire department water games will also provide entertainment. For the competition, area fire departments use the water spray from their hoses to keep a large ball in the air.

Any fire department interested in participating can contact Jim Tourville at (612) 508-6474.

“We would love to have other fire departments,” Morris said. “Last year we had six.”

Find out more
For more information about the Montrose-Waverly Craft and Community Fair, contact Morris at mwchamber@yahoo.com, (612) 790.2236 or go to www.montrosewaverlychamber.com.

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