By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent

Phelps Mill Treasurer David Iverson and Jerome Holicky provided a report to county commissioners on the annual Phelps Mill Festival. 

Iverson noted expenses and income and highlighted the drop in attendance from 2021 to 2022. The 2022 festival was down by 25.5 percent, with greater attendance on Saturday than Sunday. 

All five county commissioners note that the summer festival is an important tradition within Otter Tail County and continues to be supported strongly by the county board of commissioners. 

Planning is underway for the 2023 festival with a focus on improving attendance and promoting Sunday participation.