Who wouldn’t crawl for tacos? The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite adults ages 21 and over to run, walk, and/or crawl to Dickinson staples such as The Rock Bar, The Eagles Club, Bernie’s Esquire, B2 Lounge, Champs Sports Bar, and Players Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 10. $20 will secure a taco at each location for those in attendance. Festivities are slated to begin at 12 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roosevelt Grand Dakota has decided not to participate.
Committee member Amy Anton said due to COVID-19, the chamber will only be giving out 250 tickets, of which she said around 50 have been sold.
Tacos will not be the only featured items. Participants may be eligible to win a selection of door prizes at each location at no extra charge.
Also, the featured bars will be offering various food and drink specials to participants.
Per the flyer for the event, all bars featured will be selling Braun Distributing products for $1 less than the normal price.
The idea for this event, Anton said, came about from a committee member. In 2020, they hoped to put on an outdoor event, a chamber mixer to help residents get acquainted with local businesses. The pub crawl had been proposed as an alternative for 2021. Anton said she hopes the committee can make it bigger and better with every passing year.
She said it all came down to a decision between a bacon- or taco-themed event. She and others in the Chamber of Commerce hope to make this an annual event with varying food-related themes.
“We want to keep the same idea as far as doing it as a pub crawl ... we thought we would change up the theme and the type of food provided that will be provided every year to make it a little bit different,” Anton said.
Anton said this event would likely not have been possible last year at the height of the pandemic due to restrictions. She said events like the annual harvest festival hosted in conjunction with Dickinson State University had to be changed from an interactive festival featuring various booths and other offerings to a drive-in movie format.
This year, Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Communications Director Megan Klassen said although no specific details are currently known, she said she hopes for a more normal festival.
Klassen described 2019’s festival as being closer to a normal festival.
According to a page from the Dickinson Area Public Library, 2019’s festival featured an assortment of food trucks or a “food village,” the cutest puppy contest, a family movie night on a Jumbotron, horse and carriage rides and pumpkin picking from the Family Fare Pumpkin Patch.
As of April 7, no further details regarding the Harvest Festival have been discussed. However, Klassen said further details are coming, so stay tuned for more information.