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This year’s food vendors have all added at least one new cheese curd item to their menu — such as the cheese curd baked potato. Festival attendees are asked to vote for their favorite creation.

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The annual Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival features family fun, games, grand parade, a handful of top-notch entertainers – and, don’t forget, the Cheese Curd Eating Contest.


The event, which is coordinated by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, and made possible by support of local business sponsors and hundreds of volunteers, is one of the largest festivals in the area.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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