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Festival of Local Authors 

Saturday    June 22, 2013   NOON - 8:00 PM

Signings by local authors and many other special events by the shops.  Sister Wolf Books presents a fabulous day of literary guests from Noon to 8:00 PM.  Enjoy many authors from the area who have published material locally as well as nationally. Enjoy other events from painters to carvers and while you are there enjoy a dinner at one of our great restaurants.

Taste of Dorset
Sunday August 4, 2013
   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walk the main street of Dorset for all kinds of food, entertainment, games and socializing.  Contact Dorset General Store for additional information 218-732-0275     The businesses of Dorset present a fantastic array of foods from the restaurants and gift shops. Reasonably priced foods and lots of free fun. A treat for the family!  Live music throughout town and games galore for the kids.  Free parking and transportation from parking areas to 'downtown'.  The drawing of our yearly Mayor begins at precisely 2:00 o'clock and the next years balloting starts immediately.  Some of our great foods are; pizza, tacos, fried chicken, corn on the cob, pies, spaghetti balls, shaved ice, pork on a stick, frozen bananas and much much more.  The crowd  was huge and fun packed.

The crowd enjoying the Taste of Dorset, photo courtesy of Vic Olson.  Join us each summer and become a Dorset 'regular'  where your family is our family.

 Enjoying the day ! Music, Games and Food                                                                                                        

  

                            

      

 Dorset Mayor Race

Everyday !  Become the Mayor of Dorset by sending your name, address &     phone # plus $1.00 for your vote to:

Dorset General Store

20470 State 226

Park Rapids, MN 56470

There are no qualifications to become the Mayor of Dorset. Any residency or age is accepted, the only requirement is $1.00. Votes received without the dollar will become void. The drawing will be held Sunday August 4, 2013 and the winner shall receive gift certificates from participating businesses plus the honor and official title of Mayor of Dorset.  VOTE TODAY !!   Some of past Mayors are listed below. If you have information or photos please email  kgschmidt@unitelc.com  

2012/2013 Robert Tufts

2011/2012  Kari Anderson

 

2010/2011    Ron Barnett

2009/2010    Jason Loden      

2008/2009    Mary Blevins   

2007/2008    Tyler LaRosa & Cindy Dunn   

2006/2007

2005/2006

2004/2005

2003/2004

2002/2003

2001/2002

2000/2001

1999/2000

1998/1999

1997/1998

1996/1997

1995/1996   

1994/1995

1993/1994    Katy Bryce

1992/1993

1991/1992

1986/1991    Frank Gurney

1985/1986

1984/1985

1983/1984

1982/1983   

1978/1982    Frank Gurney

Dorset Annual Garage Sale

Held the first Sunday after Labor Day !    Held from 9:00 to 3:00   September 08, 2013

Join us for a fun day where you are welcome to rent a table and join in on the festivities.  Contact Myrna at Front Porch Gifts to set up your space. Sell those items and fill your pockets. All of the Dorset businesses have their own items to sell, so come early...stay all day. Many folks setup early to catch as many buyers as possible.  This is a day for the whole family and another fun filled event.

 

 

 

 

 

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