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Ellsworth Cheese Curd Fest under way

Cheese Curd Festival goers make their way through East End Park.2 / 5
Festival-goers line up for some deep-fried cheese curds in Ellsworth.3 / 5
The band Midnight Special entertains the Friday evening crowd.4 / 5
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Ellsworth Cheese Curd Fest under way
Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

Ellsworth's 12th annual Cheese Curd Festival began late Friday afternoon and evening. For the second year in a row the festival is taking place in East End Park in East Ellsworth. The band Midnight Special was the featured entertainment. This year's festival theme is "Fiesta con Queso!" for the Cheese Curd capital of Wisconsin.

Saturday's schedule features a full day of events.  The Cheese Curd Fest website has a list of them here: