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PHOTOS: Granite Falls hosts second annual SquidFest/RibFest

Granite Falls hosted its second SquidFest/RibFest celebration over the weekend, marking the start of the fall season with food, art and fun.

People fill the downtown Riverwalk area of Granite Falls while taking part in this year's SquidFest/RibFest on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
People fill the downtown Riverwalk area of Granite Falls while taking part in this year's SquidFest/RibFest events on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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GRANITE FALLS — It was an overabundance of art, music and good food along the waters of the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls on Saturday afternoon as the second annual SquidFest/RibFest marked its return.

The event is a shared event in the same area of the Granite Falls Riverwalk area, combining SquidFest and the Granite Falls American Legion’s RibFest.

Featuring a wealth of arts and crafts activities for youngsters, additional attractions featured a petting zoo and vendors and a 5K run/walk earlier in the day.

The unique event aims to celebrate art, community and the art of community.

Dacian Demuth aggressively spray paints the mural wall while participating in this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Dacian Demuth aggressively spray paints the mural wall while participating in SquidFest/RibFest events on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Luke Cardona of Los Rebeldes performs during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Luke Cardona of Los Rebeldes performs during SquidFest/RibFest events on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Tim McRae of the Granite Falls Fire Department cuts up rubs during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Tim McRae of the Granite Falls Fire Department cuts up rubs during SquidFest/RibFest 2022 on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Event organizer Dani Prados, at left, and volunteer Dan Barber wear vibrant squid hats while talking to the crowd during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Event organizer Dani Prados, left, and volunteer Dan Barber wear vibrant squid hats while talking to the crowd during SquidFest/RibFest on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Eric Weckwerth, from left, and Brando Hallberg sit along the edge of the Minnesota River during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Eric Weckwerth, left, and Brando Hallberg sit along the Minnesota River during SquidFest/RibFest on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Luke Wolfe, 6, eyes the length of a tenticle while making a squid out of yarn and a toilet paper roll during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Luke Wolfe, 6, eyes the length of a tentacle while making a squid out of yarn and a toilet paper roll during SquidFest/RibFest 2022 on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Charlene Stone, 5, finger paints on a large mural during this year's SQUIDFest / RIBFest 2022 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Charlene Stone, 5, fingerpaints on a large mural during SquidFest/RibFest on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Granite Falls.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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