June 19--Few Aberdeen traditions are as well-established as an annual summer appearance by the Amazing Budabi Brothers.
This weekend, the popular jugglers will make their fifth appearance at Arts in the Park. The duo is almost as much a part of the Melgaard Park event as funnel cakes and shaved ice.
The Budabi Brothers consist of stepbrothers Nick Langseth and Eric Jensen, who live in Houston, Minn. The group also has performed at the Storybook Land Festival, which takes place in July.
This weekend, they'll perform at 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Aberdeen is also familiar with the two other entertainment acts at Arts in the Park, which runs Saturday and Sunday. Mogen's Heroes, based in Sioux Falls, will perform at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. The band consists of John Mogen, Denny Gale and Bill Hoffman.
Musician Paul Imholte will stroll through the park both days. Imholte, who lives in St. Cloud, Minn., plays about a dozen stringed instruments, including the hammered dulcimer.
The 39th annual Arts in the Park will feature 77 exhibitors, who will fill 102 art and craft booth spaces. Fourteen of the exhibitors have never been to Arts in the Park before, and 19 weren't here last year.
Among the products sold by the new exhibitors are henna designs on cotton bags, headbands, fairy houses and embellished baby onesies.
The exhibitors come from 12 states. Of that total, 36 are from South Dakota, 14 from Minnesota and 11 from North Dakota.
Feeding the masses will be 19 food vendors, two of whom are new to Arts in the Park. In addition to the Dakotas and Minnesota, the food vendors come from Texas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
The Texas vendor, Daniel's European Cuisine of Seabrook, will sell spinach, Greek, Caesar and seafood salads, as well as shark on a stick and alligator on a stick.
Front Porch Concessions of Marion will sell deep-fried mac and cheese, as well as cheese curds, "spudsters" and Taco in a Tub.
Dipped frozen banana and frozen Snickers are among the items sold by Grassland Goodies of Eureka.
Arts in the Park
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Location: Melgaard Park
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