|Dakota City is host to numerous
events throughout the year providing
living history and educational
experiences. We also collaborate
with organizations seeking a pioneer
village setting for their events. For
more information, please contact us
at 651-460-8050 or by email to
Dakota City Events
(see Education page for youth activities)
|Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington, MN 55024 651-460-8050 email@example.com
Please visit our Calendar for dates, times, and admission.
May Lady Jane's Victorian Tea
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. Crystal Lake Golf Club located at 16725
Innsbrook drive in Lakeville, Minnesota.
May WWII Living History Weekend (Reenactor Website)
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.
June Family and Friends Fun Day
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 - 4pm, with tours starting on the hour and the last
tour at 2:00pm. 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.
July Dakota City Villagers will be taking a trip to the big city to ride the electric
streetcar at Lake Harriet on July 20. Come visit and ride with us.
August Dakota County Fair ( www.dakotacountyfair.org)
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 big-top tent all week long, and refreshments in the cool
climate of the Drugstore.
August Scheduled club event for the Dakota County Two Cylinder Club will be held at
the Dakota County Fair Grounds in partnership with Dakota City.
Farm demo including threshing & corn shredding on Thursday, Saturday &
August Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular Car Show
CAR SHOW - CRAFT FAIR - SWAP MEET - "FAIR STYLE" FOOD VENDORS
- ENTERTAINMENT & MORE!
AlsoOctober Harvest Moon Festival
Walk through Dakota City Heritage Village to visualize what the town
was like in the 1900s.
Harvest Moon Festival provides an opportunity to bring people of all ages to
experience activities of the past in our Village through hands-on demonstrations.
There are activities at different stations that may include:
Getting water at the Fire Barn
Playing old-fashioned games
Plus many more activities
Adults can enjoy showing everyone how things were done in the past or learn December Christmas in the Village/ Village Holidays
themselves from costumed demonstrators and volunteers. Don’t forget to stop in
the Museum and enjoy our new exhibits. Also check our Variety Store and
Confectionery for candy, books, and gifts for all ages.
Harvest Moon Festival is for the young and the young-at-heart.
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
Mrs. Santa will be in the Library so letters can be written to Santa. There will be
cooking in the Harris House, Christmas trees in all the buildings, Choirs and
individuals providing holiday music in the Church.
Spend a leisurely pre-holiday outing with us. Hot food and other refreshments are
available in the Drug Store.
NOTE: Drive through the Village any evening during the month of December
and see the buildings decorated with lights - a delightful photo opportunity.