SAUK RAPIDS -- The weather was perfect as thousands of people made their way out to Municipal Park in Sauk Rapids for Food Fest.

The event runs all day and wraps up Rapids River Days for 2015. Jody Silbernick of Sauk Rapids says this year's event has had a much better turnout than last year.

"The weather really dictates how many people come out," Silbernick says. "Last year, it was really rainy and I think the weather today is just going to bring [people] out."

Silbernick says it's a great -- and delicious -- way to spend a summer day with the community.

"It's a great way for the community to get together and come see each other," Silbernick says. "There's great entertainment and fabulous food -- I haven't found anything that doesn't look good yet."

Food Fest runs until 8:00 p.m. tonight (Saturday) at Municipal Park.


Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON