Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time – August 26-27, 2017

Introducing a new theme weekend based on fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction! Once Upon a Time lets you travel to a land of Witches & Wizards, Fairies, Unicorns, Mermaids, and Steampunk Creations!


Fantasy Mask Competition

Show off your creative side by designing a fantasy mask!

Any materials are acceptable for use as long as it’s handmade. Get creative with paint, beads, feathers, latex, clay, and leather. After you’ve created your masterpiece, be prepared to model it on the Pavilion stage! Prizes will be awarded to the judges’ favorites for both categories; Adult and Child.


Archery Competition

Located at Queen’s Gate

Entry Fee: $20.00 (Includes free admission to Festival!)

Competition will begin at 1:00pm both days.


Fairy Festival

Check out the fairy themed houses in the competition and visit our fairy vendors nearby! We will be featuring vendors selling fairy houses, birdhouses, lawn and garden ornaments and items to enhance your fairy garden or house. If you would like to be a vendor, fill out the Fairy Festival form.


Fairy House Competition

All patrons big and small are invited to make your own unique fairy house and share it during our Once Upon a Time Weekend. Registration is free for this competition. Each fairy house submitted will receive a free admission ticket! The fairy houses and gardens will be judged and the top three winners will receive great prizes!


Steampunk Costume Contest

Come show off your finest steampunk costume! Audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers.


FREE Woodchuck Hard Cider Tasting

Join us for a FREE Woodchuck Hard Cider Tasting in the Special Events Field from 12:00 – 4:00pm. Sample five flavors of Woodchuck while you learn about the brand, how it is made, etc.

Seating is limited and will begin 15 minutes prior; everyone must have a valid ID by order of his Majesty King Henry and the State of Minnesota. No Exceptions!