If you're looking for a unique blend of fun, Osakis is the place to be this Saturday.
September 7 is the sixth annual Moonshine Madness Day.
Downtown Osakis will be jumping with activities — A Moonshine Half-Mile Fun Run, street bowling, Dung for Dollars, Poker Walk, inflatables and children's games, food and craft vendors, bean bag tournament, live music in the afternoon, a street dance at night, trolley rides and more.
The madness also spills over to Panther Distillery, where there will be tours, food, samplings and a first-ever bartender competition.
A couple of events will jump the gun and start a day early, on Friday, this year — chainsaw carving at Central Park and the Poker Walk.
Check out the advertisement on Page 2 for the slate of activities.
The idea for Moonshine Madness was hatched when Char Petroske, gift shop/tours manager of Panther Distillery, made a call to Nick Prom, who is known for accurately portraying Al Capone, a Chicago gangster who gained fame during the Prohibition era.
Petroske wanted Prom to make an appearance at Panther Distillery. When he came to town to meet with her, she invited community members, and soon, the town wanted to join in and plan its own activities for the occasion.
Thus came Moonshine Madness.