Edgerton, MN

68th Annual
Edgerton Dutch Festival

July 13 - 15, 2017

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The Dutch Festival Committee is hard at work
planning another fantastic weekend of events!
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Thursday, July 13

6:00-7:00pm  -  BIKE SAFETY COURSE
Taking place at the tennis courts. Taught by the Pipestone County Sheriff's Department, and funded (in part) by the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP).  Kids that complete the course will get a FREE bike helmet!

7:00pm-dark  -  INFLATABLES are back!
And these particular inflatables are awesome!  Two of them have water features, so be prepared to get wet (perfect for this hot weekend)! Cost is $5 for a one-day pass, or $10 for an all-weekend pass.  The inflatables will be located next to the tennis courts at the Edgerton City Park.

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7:00-10:00pm  -  MIDWAY
Tonight is Wristband night = one entrance fee gets you as many rides as you can handle for the evening! There will be games and traditional fair food, too.  The fun takes place just north of the City Park on Mill Street, between 4th Avenue and Main Street.

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Friday, July 14

4:00pm-Midnight  -  MIDWAY
Enjoy Amusement park rides, games and traditional fair food! The fun takes place just north of the City park on Mill Street, between 4th Avenue and Main Street. Advance tickets are 8 rides for $20, and are available for purchase at the Cenex C-Store, Droogers Food Center, and First State Bank SW.

5:00pm  -  FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Taking place at the City Park.

5:00pm-dark  -  INFLATABLES are back!
And these particular inflatables are awesome!  Two of them have water features, so be prepared to get wet (perfect for this hot weekend)! Cost is $5 for a one-day pass, or $10 for an all-weekend pass.  The inflatables will be located next to the tennis courts at the Edgerton City Park.

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5:00-8:00pm  -  CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN
This popular event will take place on Main Street, Edgerton. There is no entry fee, and the event is free to the public. There will be a food stand, beer garden and DJ on site spinning "car" tunes! Anyone who brings a vehicle for the show gets $5 off admission to the IV Play concert that evening.

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5:00-8:00pm  -  ECES FOOD STAND
Located in the north shelter at the City Park (just off Mill Street).  Menu choices today include hamburgers, hot dogs and coney dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQs, chips, Cold Stone ice cream and assorted beverages.

6:00-7:00pm  -  GLORIA JEAN TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE
Located in the City Park near the swimming pool. Some picnic tables will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs. Gloria Jean sings songs of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette & Terri Clark.

8:00pm-Midnight  -  IV PLAY CONCERT
IV Play will take you from the arena rock and hair metal of the 80's, to the down and dirty grunge rock of the 90's, to the hot pop and country hits of today! Oh yeah...and everywhere in between! Advance tickets to the concert are $12; tickets will be $15 at the gate. Advance tickets go on sale July 3, and are available for purchase at The Cenex C-Store, Droogers Food Center, and First State Bank SW.  A beer garden and concessions will be available at the concert.

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Saturday, July 15

6:00-10:00am  -  PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
Sponsored by the Edgerton Volunteer Ambulance & Volunteer Fire Departments. Pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee available. The breakfast will be service at the emergency Services building on Mill Street.

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7:30am  -  DUTCH FUN RUN
Sponsored by the Edgerton Chamber of Commerce.  Choose from a 5k walk, and 5k run, or a 10k run. Registration takes place on the corner of Main Street and Howard (by the DeBoer Chevrolet car lot). You must be registered by June 30 to receive a t-shirt or door prize, but you may register up until the race begins. Registration begins at 6:45am; the race begins at 7:30am. Questions? Contact Orey Fey at 507-227-3552. Please register online at http://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=64192.

9:00am-9:00pm  -  MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM
The Escape Room is a fun, highly engaging team building activity. Like a live version of the game of Clue, team members work together to search for clues and solve puzzles before time runs out. Booking for the Mobile Escape Room is now open! All booking will be done online. Reserve your 40 minute session for 6-10 players online at https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/escapeunit/items/21674/date/2017-07-15/. The cost is $85 per session plus taxes & fees. We anticipate this to fill up quickly so book your spot today.

9:00am  -  KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR PULL
Takes place at the City Park near the tennis courts. Ages 4-11 will compete for trophies. All area children are welcome to participate. Tractors will be provided.

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Noon-Midnight  -  MIDWAY
Enjoy Amusement park rides, games and traditional fair food! The fun takes place just north of the City park on Mill Street, between 4th Avenue and Main Street. Advance tickets are 8 rides for $20, and are available for purchase at the Cenex C-Store, Droogers Food Center, and First State Bank SW.

10:00am-1:00pm  -  CHAIRS IN BLOOM CONTEST
Taking place at the City Park just south of the swimming pool. In addition to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and youth division prizes, there will be a People's Choice Award again this year. Here are the contest rules: 1) plants must be in a chair of any kind; 2) no artificial or dried flowers or vines - all plants must be living; 3) accessories are permitted; 4) all plants must be identified on a 3"x5" card. Chairs will be judged on creativity, plant selection, overall appearance, shape and form. There is a $5 registration fee for each entry.

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11:00am  -  SWIMMING POOL CONTESTS
Back by popular demand - swimming contests and penny dives!  Two divisions will complete for fun prizes: 1) Lower Division = ages 9 & under; and 2) Upper Division = ages 10 & up. Kids must be able to swim on their own to participate. Please call the pool at 507-442-8981 to register.

11:00am-4:00pm  -  VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR
Located in and near the south shelter at the City Park. Contact Betty at 507-227-8416 if you would like to participate in the fair, or if you have any questions.

11:00am-9:00pm  -  ECES FOOD STAND

Located in the north shelter at the City Park (just off Mill Street).  Menu choices today include hot dogs and coney dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQs, grilled hamburgers (starting at 4pm today), chips, Cold Stone ice cream, fruit and cream pies, and assorted beverages.

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12:00pm (noon)-1:00pm  -  FISHING CONTEST & TURTLE RACE
All kids 16 and under are invited to participate, but younger children must be supervised. Will be held at the pond at Rock River Park Campground. Bait will be available for purchase if needed. Prizes will be awarded based on fish length in the following age groups:  1-5 year old; 6-10 year old; and 11-16 year old. No registration is needed. Event will last 1 hour. Contact Craig Fey at 507-227-6342 with questions.

12:00pm (noon)  -  5th Annual BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT
The tournament will take place near the south shelter in the City Park. Registration begins at 11:30am.  There will be a beer garden, and concessions will be available for purchase. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. Registration limited to 16 teams. Contact Orey Fey to register your 2-person team: (507)-227-3552.

12:00pm (noon)-6:30pm  -  INFLATABLES are back!
And these particular inflatables are awesome!  Two of them have water features, so be prepared to get wet (perfect for this hot weekend)! Cost is $5 for a one-day pass, or $10 for an all-weekend pass.  The inflatables will be located next to the tennis courts at the Edgerton City Park.

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12:30pm  -  PICTURE PERFECT RACE
Meet on Main Street in front of the Edgerton Enterprise for instructions. Each team (group of 5) will receive a series of pictures they will need to replicate around town. They will go by foot and take/replicate as many as they can in the time allotted. Judges will award points as to how well each team copied the example picture. Whichever teams has the most points in the end will win! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Must pre-register by July 13 by emailing Katie at katievd43@yahoo. No entry fee to compete.

1:00 - 4:00pm  -  FREE SWIM
Stop by to cool down from all the hot action at the Dutch Festival! The pool will close at 4pm today so our lifeguards can also enjoy the events.

1:30-3:00  -  3rd Annual FIREMAN'S WATER CHALLENGE
Taking place at the intersection of Main Street and Howard Street.

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2:00 - 5:00pm  -  Free AIRBRUSH TATTOOS & BALLOON TWISTING
Located in the City Park.

3:00-6:00pm  -  TRACTOR & EMERGENCY VEHICLE SHOW
A free event taking place at the south end of the City Park.  Check out some old and new tractors, a squad car, fire truck and ambulance. Keep your eyes peeled for something in the sky, too!

3:30-5:00pm  -  1st Annual BURGER BATTLE
Everyone loves a great hamburger! The perfect ratio of burger to bun, the selection of choice ingredients and the overall personality of the burger maestro are all major factors in determining whether the hamburger is worthy of the label "great"!  In addition to our friends in the restaurant business, we are also opening up the competition to a limited number of private teams willing to go head-to-head with the professionals!  Contact Jesse at (507) 360-0632 if you're interested in learning more about the competition.

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7:00pm  -  PARADE
Bands, home-made neighborhood floats, antiques, and some friendly competition make this one of the best parades in the area! This year' parade theme of WILD WEST will be sure to inspire creative thinking!  The parade route begins on the west end of Elizabeth Street (by Southwest MN Christian HS), heads east on Elizabeth Street, then comes south on Main Street. The parade is always a highlight of our Festival!

8:30-10:00pm  -  GREAT FRONTIER BULL RIDING
Takes place at the event arena at Edgerton City Park. Advance adult tickets are $12; tickets are $15 at the gate.  Kids ages 7-12 get in for $7; kids 6 and under are free. Advance tickets go on sale July 3, and are available for purchase at The Cenex C-Store, Droogers Food Center, and First State Bank SW.  A beer garden and concessions will be available at the event.

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10:30pm  -  FIREWORKS
following the bull riding event at the City Park


Sunday, July 16

6:30pm  -  COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE
hosted by First Christian Reformed Church


Interested in being involved in our event?

You can reach our Dutch Festival committee at
edgertondutchfestival@hotmail.com