LONG LAKE — Buckhorn Days is returning to Long Lake this weekend.

The Buckhorn Days celebration will be held on Saturday, July 13, at Nelson Lakeside Park, 1860 Symes St., in Long Lake. The event is free and open to the public.

The fun starts bright and early with the Orono Lions Carp Fishing Contest at 7 a.m., followed by various activities for people of all ages.

There will be a car show, a kid zone with inflatables, dog races, live music, a beer tent, and plenty of vendors selling food, refreshments and other goodies from local businesses.

The first Buckhorn Days was held in 1983, and for some “unknown reasons” the name Summer Fest was used in 2016 and 2017, Marty Schnieder the president of Buckhorn Days, told Lakeshore Weekly News.

The name Buckhorn Days was reintroduced last year, and the Long Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has taken the steps to legally secure the name, Schnieder noted.

About 2,600 people attended last year’s event.

The event’s website is longlakeareachamber.com.

Melissa Turtinen is the multimedia reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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