Perham Turtle Fest 2018

June 13-17, 2018

Slow and steady wins the race... but the fastest turtle gets the prize. Join the community of Perham for its annual Turtle Fest that includes turtle races and a variety of events and activites to suit the whole family. Whether you are up for racing turtles or checking out the rodeo, there is something for everyone.


With our International Turtle Races being one of the highlights of the summer, we’d be silly to not have an entire festival based around our favorite creatures! Each June, our community comes together to celebrate summer. Like most communities, our summer festival is based around one of our local icons – ours just happen to be turtles. Turtle Fest features a wide variety of events and activities to suit the whole family! Whether you are up for racing turtles or watching the grand parade, there is something for everyone!

  • EVENTS: To host an Event in our 2018 celebration, contact Dan at (218) 346-7710 or
  • VENDORS: Please contact Fran at the Perham Center for the Arts at (952) 460-0037 or
  • PARADEClick here for Parade rules and a Parade Entry Registration form. For more information contact Parade Chairperson, Tyler Krumwiede at 218-579- 0936. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the parade route.
  • $500 MEDALLION HUNT: The $500 Medallion Hunt starts Wednesday, June 13 at noon. Medallion is worth $500 in Perham Bucks. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more info and Official Rules.
  • TURTLE FEST HALF MARATHON:  Click the link to register  

For all other info, please contact Perham Area Chamber at 218-346-7710.

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