Ma & Pa Kettle Days 2023
August 18, 2023
Ma & Pa Kettle Days showcased downtown Kettle River Saturday. Both sides of Highway 73 were bustling, as residents and area businesses turned out for a three-hour stationary parade along the main drag.
A lively cornhole tournament attracted at least two dozen people to the lot next to the Tower Tap bar, while others chose to wander the main drag, where they could find food, friends and meet a variety of folks. That included farmers, four-wheeler enthusiasts, folks for and against the Talon mine down the road, and proud supporters of both major political parties, who set up at opposite ends of the thoroughfare. The weather was good to Kettle River, with only a few raindrops before moving on to greener pastures.
Along with food trucks, the Star Club sold Ma & Pa beef sandwiches, selling close to 80 at nearly $10 a pop. The pie social sold out of whole pies early on, and the busy day ended with bingo at the veterans building.