Theme Weekends

Each weekend of the Festival has a different theme!
Click on the theme for more information about special events that weekend!

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2015 Dates & Theme Weekends!

*Theme Weekends and Events subject to change*

Highland Fling

August 22 & 23

Scottish Village
World Amateur Highland Games
MN State Highland Games & Midwest Women's Highland Games
Scottish Dancers
Keg Toss
Kilt Competition
Blood Drive

Silk Road: Discover the Riches

August 29 & 30

Fairy Festival & House Competition
Belly Dance Competition
Belly Dance Lessons
Middle Eastern Music
Woodchuck Hard Cider Tasting
Bean Bag Competition
Military Weekend

Passport to Adventure

September 5, 6 & 7

Tattoo Competition
Steampunk Weekend
Bocce Ball Tournament
International Bazaar
Pirate Activities
Keg Toss
Spaghetti Eating Contest
Garlic Farmer
FREE Schell's Beer Tastings

Canines & Christmas

September 12 & 13

Over 40 Pet Related Vendors!

Pet Fest:
Wiener Dog Races
Pet Costume Contest
Peanut Butter Licking Contest
Bunny Agility

Christmas Vendors
FREE Woodchuck Hard Cider Tastings
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Meet & Greet with Santa
Letter to Santa
Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
FREE Guinness Blonde Tastings
Sign Language Saturday

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

September 19 & 20

Irish Village
Kilt Competition
Irish Dancers
Keg Toss
FREE Guinness Beer Tasting

Wine, Chocolate & Romance

September 26 & 27

Chocolate Festival
Cupcake Battle & Cupcake Vendors
Free SutterHome Wine Tastings
Chocolate Pie Eating
Free Vow Renewals
Wine Demos
Grape Stomp

Festival Friday

October 2

Education Day
Ladies Shopping Day
Magic the Gathering


October 3 & 4

Bavarian Village
Homebrew Competition
Weiner Dog Races
German Music and Dance
Stein Holding Competition
Keg Toss, Bier Pong, Hammerschalgen
Beard Competition
Sauerkraut Eating Contest
FREE Schell's Beer Tasting


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Royal Photo Contest
Fairy House Competition
Merchant Coupons

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