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Visit Dakota City during the Fair!
Visit Dakota City during the Fair!
August 5 - 11, 2019
Monday, August 5
Village opens at noon

Tuesday - Sunday, August 6 - 10
Village opens at 10am


Free admission to Dakota City with paid entry to the Dakota County Fair.
Location
Dakota County Fairgrounds
4008 220th Street West
Farmington, Minnesota 55024

Visit us during the fabulous Dakota County Fair, one of the largest and oldest county fairs in the state! Our Chautauqua is free with your paid fair admission!

Things to Do
Monday August 5

Dakota City opens at 12:00 noon!

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

6pm Chautauqua in the Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop

Tuesday August 6

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

1pm Tractor Parade through the Village
Demonstration by Tractors

2pm threshing in the NW corner of Village by the Fire Barn

5pm Fiddle Stix in the bandstand

6pm  Chautauqua in the Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop

7pm Fiddle Stix in bandstand

Wednesday August 7

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

1pm Tractor Parade through the Village
Demonstration by Tractors

5pm  Chautauqua in the Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop

Thursday August 8

Senior Citizen Day

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

10am Kathy Gunderson –  Dulcimer music in Ahlberg Hall Museum
11am Czech Area Concertina Club in bandstand
Noon
1pm Tractor Parade through the Village
2pm  Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
3pm Threshing in NW corner of Village by Fire Barn
4pm Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
Demonstration by Tractors

5pm Louie Rutten in the bandstand

6pm Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
Demonstration by Tractors

Friday August 9

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

Demonstration by Tractors
1pm Tractor Parade through the Village
2pm
2pm Threshing in NW corner of Village by the Fire Barn
3pm
4pm Chautauqua in the Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
5pm
6pm Chautauqua in the Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop

7pm Dakota Brass playing in the bandstand

Saturday August 10

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

11am
12pm
1pm Tractor Parade through the Village
2pm Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
4pm Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop

5pm Louie Ruttan in the bandstand
6pm Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
7pm

Sunday August 11

All Day – Railroad Exhibit on the Fairgrounds in Exhibit Hall West

All Day – League of Women Voters Suffragette Exhibit in Ahlberg Hall Museum

10am  Church Service
1pm Tractor Parade
2pm  Chautauqua in Big Tent located in the NE corner of the village, across from the gift shop
3pm Threshing in NW corner of Village

Demonstration by Tractors

Model Train RailRoad Exhibit in Exhibit Hall West on the Fairgrounds

MGRS was founded in 1990 with a dozen men and today has evolved to over 140 families.  We gather together at member’s homes in the summer to run trains, display at train shows, and hold an Annual Spring Banquet and Fall Chili Feed.

We will have many trains that will run during the fair featuring the following:

Kids Day will have Thomas & friends trains running all day

Military Day will have many military trains being pulled

Senior Day we will have our steam engines and old fashion Pullman cars running.

Amtrak trains, Diesels, logging trains, foreign trains, etc.etc will run all during the fair; we will have a minimum of 5 running loops on this layout.  You will see it all.

Saturday and Sunday, we will bring in a 4 x 8 table top display, in addition to having the floor display running, with HO, N, and G running on it, all at the same time to display the difference in sizes.

Food & Drinks

Ice cream, cookies, 1919 Root Beer and more will be available in the Drugstore every day of the fair.

Lemonade will be available every day at the lemonade stand across from the General Store.

Sweet corn will be available at the corn stand across from the Post Office, Wednesday through Sunday, starting at noon.