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Events

Dakota City is host to a number of events throughout the year providing living history, educational and entertaining experiences. We also collaborate with organizations seeking a pioneer village setting for their events. Admission prices vary per event with affordability for families to attend kept in mind.

All Events
Adult Education “Behind the Scenes”

Ever wonder how an event comes to happen at Dakota City? Go behind the scenes and see what is involved to put on an old-fashioned day in 1900 for the public to enjoy. Dakota City Heritage Village is the local treasure in Farmington that shows how peo...

Adult Education classes

Come see what Dakota City Heritage Village has to offer for adults! Learn about the organization, what happens "behind the scenes" of an event, apprentice in a building to learn a trade, and more. click here for Skills of Yesteryear classes cli...

Try-It Day Camp

Children will get an introduction to life in 1900 at our one-day Try-It Day Camp. Hands-on activities in each building will help children understand a different way of life from long ago. There is a half-day option, however campers will be in differe...

Adult Education – Skills of Yesteryear

Have fun and learn the skills that people used in 1900. Choose from Wood-Fired Cooking, Trades or Handcrafting. Classes for age 18 and up. Learn to cook like the farm women did in 1900 on the wood-fired stove in our 125-year-old historic Harris ho...

Bingo and Meat Raffle Fundraiser

Enjoy an afternoon with your friends playing Bingo, take a chance on winning meat and support Dakota City at Celts Pub in Farmington on Saturday February 2 at 2:00pm. A total of 15 Bingo games will be played in the afternoon. A chance to spin the whe...

Homeschool Tour

Homeschool tours are available for homeschool groups. Tours are tailored for the ages of the children and length of the tour time (2 – 4 hours), similar to our other school tours. The cost is $7.00 for each person attending, age 3 and up. M...

Adult or Senior Citizen Tour

Come relive the youth of your parents or maybe even the youth you remember! This tour is tailored to the needs of the adults, either walking or riding the trolley through the Village, visiting select buildings with a costumed guide. You have the opt...

Summer In The Village

Dakota City is open during the months of June, July and August for scheduled group tours.  This 2 hour program is designed to give the daycare centers, home daycare groups, YMCA groups, and other groups, the experience of what life would have been l...

Give to the Max Day

Thank you for considering Dakota City as a benefactor of Give to the Max Day! Please click on the Give to the Max Day logo below to be directed to Razoo to make your donation. ...

Become A Member

Do you enjoy visiting Dakota City's different events? Become a member and be involved with decision making and running the events. Receive our newsletter three times a year. Come to our annual meeting and vote for Board of Director members. Membershi...

Group tours for schools

Dakota City provides a number of educational programs that provide personal experiences designed to meet the age and interests of the school group attending. Tours can be customized to classroom learning and you can choose which buildings you want t...

Lunch, Tea and Trolley tour for adult groups

Ladies, put on your Red Hats and come back in time for a Village tour and luncheon! This is a tour for all adults and is especially popular with Red Hat groups. Ride the trolley through the Village with a costumed guide and visit many of the old bui...

Summer Day Camps

Dakota City is offering three Day Camp options for the summer of 2019, and we are again partnering with Farmington Community Education to offer online registration and payment options. An Apprentice is one who learns a trade or skill from an experien...

Junior Apprentice Day Camp

Elementary aged children (6 – 12 years old) can live life through a 1900's child by learning in a one room school, doing chores in the family home, dressing in old-fashioned clothes, practicing a trade and visiting village buildings. The theme this...

Master Apprentice Teen Camp

This is a camp for teens (7th grade fall/age 12 and up) who are familiar with Dakota City and want more hands-on experience in the buildings, being immersed in Village history and life in the early 1900s. Step back in time and continue learning a tra...

Family & Friends Fun Day

This summer, bring your kids, grandkids and friends to visit the past and experience life at the turn of the last century on our Family & Friends Fun Day, offered Friday June 14, 10am-2pm. Stroll through the museum and see horse-drawn buggies and...

Christmas in the Village

Christmas Traditions of the Nationalities of the early 1900s will be the theme throughout Dakota City Heritage Village. The horse-drawn trolley* will transport you through the village streets as you explore the traditions of Christmas 1900's style. J...

Victorian Tea

Step back over 100 years and enjoy a 4-course luncheon as costumed table hostesses preside over tea. This year is the 26th anniversary of our Victorian Tea - excitement is in the air as your hostess, Lady Jane, leads the day's music and vignettes. We...