Calendar of Events
Please join us for the following events
we've got planned for Dakota City.  
For more information, please contact
us at 651-460-8050 or by email to
You're all invited!
School Visit Programs
April - June
Sept - Nov
         (See our Education Page)                  

Summer Youth camps
June - July          (See our Education Page)

Summer in the Village
June - August     (See our Education Page)

                           Events for 2014

Lady Jane's Victorian Tea
May 3, 2014

                    Step back 100 years and relax at an opulent luncheon as costumed table hostesses  
    preside over tea. Delight in refined Victorian entertainment as your hostess, Lady
    Jane, leads the day's music and vignettes.  The "Tea" will be at the Crystal Lake Golf
    Club located at 16725 Innsbrook Drive in Lakeville, Minnesota.

                                    ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY - Cost $35.00

WWII Re-enactment Weekend      (Click here for more info)
May  17th  Hours 10am - 6pm
May  18th  Hours 10am - 3pm

    The European Theater of WWII will be highlighted during this living
    history weekend. A tank division of the Historical Reenactment Society will be present.
    This event features period equipment, costumed participants, and activities. Village
    buildings may be staffed by costumed hosts.

                        *****Admission fee *****

                $9.00 Adults or $7.00 with a Non-Perishable Food Item
                                        Free - WWII veterans &  Kids 7 and under   

Family and Friends Fun Day
June 13th
July  11th
August  22nd

       A day for families, friends or individuals to enjoy a visit to the past and spend a day at
    Dakota City touring our historic village from the early 1900s. The village will be open
    from 10am - 2pm, with tours starting on the hour and the last tour at
    noon. Meet a costumed guide in our office to take you on a 90-minute walk through the
    village. Do some hands-on activities with the local villagers. Visit the gift shop for a
    treat and maybe find a souvenir to take home. Stroll through the museum and see horse-
    drawn buggies and farm machinery from the good ol' days. Bring your own lunch and
    have a picnic on our village grounds. A ticket is needed to be in the village. Cost is $5
    per person age 3 and up; includes museum entrance, guided village tour and a treat
    from the gift shop.

    Purchase your ticket in the Dakota City Office located in Ahlberg Hall. For questions
    please call our office.  

Dakota County Fair   (
August  4th - 10th

    Visit us during the fabulous Dakota County Fair, one of the largest and
    oldest   county fairs in the state! Dakota City buildings will be staffed with
    costumed hosts interpreting rural 1900-era life in Dakota County. Enjoy
    demonstrations on wood-stove cooking, blacksmithing, and many more.  
    Enjoy bands and performers at the Bandstand and Dakota City's big-top tent
    all week long, and refreshments in the cool climate of the Drugstore.

            Our Chautauqua is back -

     Admission is free with your paid admission to the Dakota County Fair.
     The Chautauqua is located in the Dakota City Heritage Village.


Harvest Moon Festival
October                        Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm

    Harvest Moon Festival is two events into one. During the day it is the hands-on
    experience. Starting at dusk it is "Not-too-Spooky " hayride.... (more info)


                                          $5.00 - 13 and up
                                          $3.00 - 4 thru 12
                                          Free  - 3 and under

                     Hands-on experience:         10:00am - 6:00pm

Note: Activity sheets will be handed out, you have till 6:00 to work on
them. Buildings will close at 6:15pm to the hands-on experience to get
ready for the "Not-to -Spooky" hayride.

                    "Not-too-Spooky" hayride:     6:30pm - 8:00pm

       Trolley rides are free with paid admission

Christmas in the Village/ Village Holidays
      (Date and time is subject to weather conditions)

                          Hours: 4 pm to 8 pm - Friday
                          Hours: 1 pm to 8 pm – Saturday
                          Hours: 1 pm to 8 pm - Sunday

    Visit our buildings that will be lit with lights inside and out throughout our village. Draft
    horses draw trolleys and give visitors a ride around the village with a costumed guide...
    (more info)

                            Trolley rides are free with paid admission.
Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington, MN 55024 651-460-8050
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