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Summer Events: RibFest brings food, fun to dome

Racing pigs and pork ribs will fill the Fargodome parking lot this week for RibFest 2009. The annual meat and music festival is Wednesday through June 7. The lineup of award-winning rib-cookers features Aussom Aussie, Cowboys, Desperado's, Johnso...

Racing pigs and pork ribs will fill the Fargodome parking lot this week for RibFest 2009.

The annual meat and music festival is Wednesday through June 7.

The lineup of award-winning rib-cookers features Aussom Aussie, Cowboys, Desperado's, Johnson's, Porky n Beans, Rasta Joe's and Willingham's.

But they're not the only featured acts. Each night includes a musical headliner: 32 Below, Rodney Atkins, Three Dog Night, Eve 6 and The Front Fenders and The Roosters.

Daryl's Racing Pigs will also take center stage several times each day.

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The Riblet Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will include games, entertainment and prizes for the kids, as well as free admission.

Admission is also free during the Lip Smackin' Lunch Special, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, and for ages 12 and under. Otherwise, the entrance fee is $5. Food is extra, and the vendors only take cash.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7.

For more information, call (701) 241-9100 or visit www.fargoribfest.com .

Here are some other activities happening around the region this week:

  • 50th Annual Hawley PRCA Championship Rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hawley, Minn. More than 150 top professional contestants from 11 states compete in seven events. The Colgate Country Showdown Regional Finals will be Friday; a Rodeo Dance Party with live music is on Saturday. Tickets are $5 to $15. (701) 663-4973.
  • 14th Annual Dakota Soapbox Derby, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Central Avenue, Valley City, N.D. Youth from across the region race to qualify for the All-American Soapbox Derby in Akron, Ohio. Kiwanis Pancake Feed at the school that morning. (701) 845-1891. www.hellovalley.com .
  • Zoofari, Saturday, Red River Zoo, Fargo. An all-day celebration including a scavenger hunt and other free activities. (701) 277-9240. www.redriverzoo.org .
  • Frazee (Minn.) Community-Wide Rummage Sale and Crazy Daze, Saturday, More than 40 rummage sales plus merchant specials. A map will be available at www.frazeeforum.com .

Readers can reach Forum reporter Sherri Richards at (701) 241-5556

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