Fat Fest Still Phat

Mark Koenig |

Fat Fest is furiously forthcoming once again with more great bands, camping, activities, and good vibes. This year's festival, Aug. 21-23 in Wabasha, Minn., will again be headlined by creators Fat Maw Rooney, along with Everyone Orchestra (featuring Futureman from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Kofi Burbridge from the Derek Trucks Band), EOTO (featuring members of String Cheese Incident), Family Groove Company, Heatbox, and Shoeless Revolution, to name a few.  New this year is Tarp World, a complete relaxing carpet "ride" - in a tent - with aroma therapy candles, mood rugs, harmonious tunes, and the chance for a rubdown.  Other activities include the Kids Creation Station, the Secret Circus and of course, Pirate Olympics.  Plus, all of this enjoyment will be surrounded by a "keep it green" bubble of volunteers and recyclable materials.  So gather your friends and gear and get out there, enjoy the music in the sun and under the stars. Learn more at