|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 3 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 18-19 WWII Re-enactment Weekend (Reenactor Website)
Experience the World War II Era
Our World War II event includes battles, authentic military displays (static &
hands-on displays), WWII living history, military camps, home front civilian life,
1940’s fashion show, weapons demonstrations, WWII military and civilian
vehicles, swap meet and a symposium. Have a conversation with the reenactors
representing various military groups and experience the atmosphere of the times.
The 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Campaign will be highlighted during this
living history weekend. It will include realistic battles complete with armored
vehicles. Saturday’s battle shows are featured at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm. Sunday the
battle times are 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showing were the
battle will be staged and were the various encampments, equipment and
attractions will be located. This event will be held rain or shine.
Food & drinks will be available.
EVENT SPONSOR LIST
June Family and Friends Fun Day
A day for families, friends or individuals to enjoy a visit to the past and spend a August Dakota County Fair ( www.dakotacountyfair.org)
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.
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.
October Harvest Moon Festival
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 village to help children write letters 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.