Randy McAllister headlines Country Roots Festival on July 27

Friday, July 12, 2013

Beef, music and more stars at the second annual Country Roots Festival at Main Street Square on Saturday, July 27, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., sponsored by Family Thrift Center and Prairie Market.

Join in Barbecue Boot Camp hosted by the South Dakota Cattlewomen and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. From 2 to 8 p.m., stop by their booth to learn about the health benefits of beef and how to prepare and cook different cuts of beef. They will give tips on which rubs and marinades to use and how to cook the meats properly on the grill, and are available to answer questions.

A formal and extensive Barbecue Boot Camp demonstration will be at 4:30 p.m., and smaller demonstrations will be held at their booth throughout the day.

Local musician Randy McAllister will headline the festival, taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. The Bo Ladner Band, a Johnny Cash Tribute Band, will kick off the festival at 2 p.m.

"This is an event for the country music lover as well as the country enthusiast, there is something for the whole family to get involved in," said Megan Karbowski, executive director of Main Street Square. "The Country Roots Festival will be an afternoon and evening full of good times."

Throughout the day, there will be roping activities hosted by the South Dakota Cattlewomen, country-themed kids' activities with the South Dakota Cattlewomen and Rushmore Rollerz, and country-themed vendors. Covered wagon rides will be offered by Hunsaker Carriage Service.

More information can be found at www.mainstreetsquarerc.com, by calling 605-716-7979, or by stopping by the office at 512 Main Street, Suite 100. Be sure to like Main Street Square on Facebook, and follow Main Street Square on Twitter, Instragram and Vine.